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Andrew K. Koeser, Sarah T. Lovell, Aaron C. Petri, Robin G. Brumfield, and J. Ryan Stewart

labeling, the adoption of biocontainers (plant material-based, biodegradable pots) as an alternative to the use of conventional plastic containers can be a significant driver of consumer interest. Yue et al. (2011) found that biodegradable, compostable

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Jeff S. Kuehny, Matt Taylor, and Michael R. Evans

). Additionally, plants grown in peat containers required more water than plants grown in plastic containers ( Evans and Karcher, 2004 ). When transplanting Jiffy® peat pots (Jiffy Products of America, Batavia, IL), it is recommended to remove or bury the rim of

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Renee Conneway, Sven Verlinden, Andrew K. Koeser, Michael Evans, Rebecca Schnelle, Victoria Anderson, and J. Ryan Stewart

lighting technology, alternative heating sources, and greenhouse media have all led to improved efficiencies and decreased impacts on the environment ( Nelson, 2012 ). However, more recently, the heavy use of plastic as pots in greenhouse production has

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Tongyin Li, Guihong Bi, Genhua Niu, Susmitha S. Nambuthiri, Robert L. Geneve, Xueni Wang, R. Thomas Fernandez, Youping Sun, and Xiaojie Zhao

production is that it prevents blow-over of the plants because pots are planted in-ground and protects overwinter plants from cold injury without any overwintering structure requirement. The PIP system was reported to increase root growth and uniformity of

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Wendy S. Klooster, Bert M. Cregg, R. Thomas Fernandez, and Pascal Nzokou

( NASS, 2007 ). Pot-in-pot (PIP) production is an increasingly popular component of the overall container production trend. Because PIP plants are grown in containers, they are lightweight, easy to harvest, and root systems are not disturbed by digging

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Bruk E. Belayneh, John D. Lea-Cox, and Erik Lichtenberg

technology in a commercial pot-in-pot nursery production environment and 2) to provide a basic cost–benefit analysis for the sensor network installed in this nursery. Specifically, we tested the reliability and precision of a new control node (nR5; Decagon

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Erik M. Hardy and Dana M. Blumenthal

treatment responses ( Guertal and Elkins, 1996 ). To address this issue, randomization and frequent rotation of pots within greenhouse experiments is necessary. Depending on the size of the experiment, however, a manual rotation process can be labor

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Julián Miralles, Raquel Valdes, Juan J. Martínez-Sánchez, and Sebastián Bañón

container production. In a PIP system, a holder or socket pot is permanently placed in the ground with the top rim remaining above. The container-grown plant is then placed within the holder pot for the production cycle ( Ruter, 1998b ). The Euonymus

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Rick A. Boydston, Harold P. Collins, and Steven F. Vaughn

weed species and three transplanted perennial ornamentals when it was added to pine bark potting mix and when it was applied to the surface of potting soil. Separate experiments evaluated potential causes of the herbicidal effect and measured the effect

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Mary Jane Clark and Youbin Zheng

Horticultural crops grown in containers require appropriate growing substrates (i.e., potting mixes) that comprise organic matter components such as sphagnum peat, bark fines, compost, and/or mineral components such as perlite and vermiculite