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George Kargas, Nikolaos Ntoulas, and Panayiotis A. Nektarios

)], electrical capacitance ( Fares and Polyakov, 2006 ), and others ( Bittelli, 2011 ). Time domain reflectometry is generally regarded as the most accurate electronic technique for determining substrate moisture content ( Noborio et al., 1994 ; Robinson et al

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Todd P. West, Samuel L. DeMarais, and Chiwon W. Lee

capsules were collected just as the color began to fade from green to yellow ( Fig. 1B ). The seed from all five trees were randomly combined for use in this study. The seed moisture content data from 2011 was used to determine the collection starting date

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Christopher B. Cerveny, William B. Miller, and Alan G. Taylor

throughout this article on seed storage as a well-studied system for low temperature and low moisture content storage. In this article, “seed storage” is for those species with orthodox storage behavior, those that can withstand desiccation ( Copeland and

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Alison Bingham Jacobson, Terri W. Starman, and Leonardo Lombardini

) or only slightly varied (spring) among SMC treatments. Table 1. Plant height, node number, internode length, and days to first open flower for four soil moisture content (SMC) treatments on Angelonia angustifolia ‘Angelface Blue’ during the

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Yanjun Guo, Terri Starman, and Charles Hall

drop. Additionally, using water deficit as a plant height control was reported ineffective ( Dole and Wilkins, 1999 ; Schuch et al., 1996 ). However, more recent studies reported that a constant 20% substrate moisture content (SMC) could be used as a

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H.J. Hill, Jesse D. Cunningham, Kent J. Bradford, and A.G. Taylor

seeds in as little as 14 d ( Hacisalihoglu et al., 1999 ). The seed viability equation ( Ellis and Roberts, 1980 ) used to describe orthodox seed longevity in relation to seed moisture content (MC) and temperature (T) is: where ν is the

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Jesse Vorwald and James Nienhuis

., 1995 ). In popcorn, a seed moisture content above or below an optimum range will dramatically reduce popping percentage ( Hoseney et al., 1983 ). In previous collaborative research on nuña bean popping with Dr. Robert Lindsey, Department of Food Science

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Ka Yeon Jeong and James E. Altland

soluble salts. Temperature and moisture content are the primary factors affecting CRF release and microbial activities, such as nitrification and nitrogen (N)-immobilization, in bagged potting mixes during storage ( Cabrera, 1997 ; Husby et al., 2003

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Jennifer M. Bousselot, James E. Klett, and Ronda D. Koski

lightweight, well drained, and prone to extreme fluctuations in moisture content. As a result of the characteristics of the substrate, plant species used in extensive green roof systems, among other things, must be able to adapt to periods of low moisture

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Yanjun Guo, Terri Starman, and Charles Hall

relative humidity was 65.1%. Substrate moisture content treatments. Two irrigation treatments (20% and 40% SMC) were applied in two experiments (one species per experiment) starting at production week 8 and ending at production week 13 (the greenhouse