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Juan Carlos Díaz-Pérez

per flower and incidence of Tomato spotted wilt (TSW), plant growth, gas exchange, accumulation of mineral nutrients, and fruit yield in bell pepper grown in the fall and spring seasons. Materials and Methods The study was conducted at the

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Chad Finn, Michele Warmund, and Chris Starbuck

The vegetative growth and fruit yield of three types of micropropagated `Redwing' red raspberry (Rubus idaeus L. var. idaeus) nursery stock were compared. The three types of nursery material included: 1) stage IV (S-IV) actively growing plants; 2) dormant-stage IV (DS-IV) plants; and 3) nursery-matured (NM) S-IV plants, grown for 8 to 12 weeks in the field before harvest for cold storage. On 1 Apr. 1991, primocane-fruiting `Redwing' plants of each type were planted 0.6 m apart in ridged, drip-irrigated, and straw-mulched rows spaced 3 m apart in six, three-plant replications. In the establishment year, a small, but commercially viable, crop was harvested from 16 Aug. 1991 to 28 Oct. 1991. The S-IV and NM plants produced greater yields than DS-IV plants in the establishment year. However, by the end of the second year, the S-IV plants had the greatest fruit yield, followed by NM, with the DS-IV plants continuing to have the lowest yield. Fruit size of the S-IV plants was largest in both years. While there were differences in dry weight during the planting year, by the experiment's conclusion, the dry weights were similar among all nursery types. When planting `Redwing', the less-expensive, easier-to-handle, and higher-yielding S-IV plants would be recommended over the other nursery types.

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Rakesh Kumar and Todd C. Wehner

, Florida, Texas, and Georgia. Watermelon has been bred to improved fruit yield, fruit quality, disease resistance, seedlessness, short vine length, and adaptation to production areas around the world. The first genetic studies on watermelon were published

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Juan Carlos Díaz-Pérez and Touria E. Eaton

Europe ( Aujla et al., 2007 ; Behboudian, 1977 ; Chartzoulakis and Drosos, 1995 ; Gaveh et al., 2011 ; Karam et al., 2011 ) showing that eggplant can be produced at moderate levels of drought stress without major impact on fruit yield. In southeastern

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Sat Pal Sharma, Daniel I. Leskovar, Kevin M. Crosby, and A.M.H. Ibrahim

al., 2001 ) and a generation mean analysis study ( Zalapa et al., 2006 ) conducted at two locations (Arlington and Hancock, WI), muskmelon genotypes were reported to vary for their fruit yield as well as other yield component traits. Thus, muskmelon

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Craig E. Kallsen, Blake Sanden, and Mary Lu Arpaia

how it affects fruit size, quality, number of fruit, and harvest date of early-maturing navel oranges in the San Joaquin Valley. The concept of using deficit irrigation to influence fruit yield and quality of oranges is not new ( Hilgeman and Sharp

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Hilary A. Sandler and Carolyn J. DeMoranville

by dividing the number of reproductive uprights by the number of total uprights. Fruit yield. Each fall, a 1-ft 2 area was selected randomly for each replicate and all berries within this area were collected ( Table 1 ). Fruit were stored and

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Heidi C. Anderson, Mary A. Rogers, and Emily E. Hoover

and performance of strawberry plants under low tunnels. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the effects of ultraviolet-blocking and ultraviolet-transmitting plastics on the light and microclimate in low tunnel environments and on fruit yield

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Baomei Yang, Guoliang Li, Shaohai Yang, Zhaohuan He, Changmin Zhou, and Lixian Yao

usually deficient in nitrogen and potassium ( Li et al., 2011 , 2012 ). In addition to its significant effect on fruit yield and quality, potassium and nitrogen nutrition is also essential to fruit storability. Earlier studies showed that appropriate

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Charles S. Vavrina, Stephen Olson, and J.A. Cornell

Total fruit yield of watermelon [Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. and Nakai] in Florida field tests was unaffected by transplant age (3, 4, or 5 weeks from seeding) or modular cell size (18.8, 30.7, or 60.5 cm3), but was affected by trial year. A further study revealed that early and total fruit yields at two field sites were unaffected by transplant age, ranging from 3 to 13 weeks, when grown in the same modular cell size (34 cm3), but were affected by field trial site. We conclude that transplant age or modular cell size is of little importance relative to post-transplanting conditions (site or year) in influencing watermelon fruit yield.