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Michael W. Smith, Charles T. Rohla, and William D. Goff

, a relatively small amount of each nutrient is invested in the crop. For example, N is the most frequently deficient and applied nutrient with the greatest abundance in leaves. A common recommendation is to apply 10 lb/acre N per 100 lb/acre of

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Sin-Ae Park, Candice Shoemaker, and Mark Haub

transplanting seedlings) were forms of low intensity PA (1.6 ± 0.5 to 2.3 ± 0.9 METs). Therefore, our hypothesis for this study was that older adults who describe themselves as gardeners meet the PA recommendation (exercise intensity and time spent gardening

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Carter M. Westerhold, Samuel Wortman, Kim Todd, and Douglas Golick

practices. Homeowners use many convenient resources, such as websites, books, and workshops to educate themselves on various landscape topics and pollinator conservation. Although many of these resources give helpful recommendations, some, such as online

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Thomas G. Bottoms, Mark P. Bolda, Mark L. Gaskell, and Timothy K. Hartz

Miner (2000) . Conversely, the DRIS P and K ranges were higher than established standards, undoubtedly due to the high soil availability of these nutrients and high fertilization rates. Table 2. Comparison between diagnosis and recommendation integrated

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Alfonso Llanderal, María Teresa Lao, Juana Isabel Contreras, and María Luz Segura

) and the highest were Mg/K for MT (62%) and P/Mg for HV (66%). Table 2. Diagnosis and recommendation integrated system norms in different phenological stages. Means with different letters in the same row indicate significant differences between the

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Brian Lawrence and Juan Carlos Melgar

’, ‘Prime-Ark ® Traveler’, and ‘Von’, our recommendation is to store the fruit of these cultivars as soon as possible. Some of these same cultivars (Chester, Triple Crown, Osage, and Prime-Ark ® Traveler) also showed increased FW loss if fruit is stored

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Alicain S. Carlson and John M. Dole

‘Sparkling Burgundy’ pineapple lily inflorescences; (B) cut ‘Coral’ pineapple lily inflorescences. The objectives of this study were to determine postharvest handling recommendations for optimum vase life of cut pineapple lily using ‘Coral’ ( Fig. 1B ) and

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Kristi S. Lekies, Marcia Eames-Sheavly, Kimberly J. Wong, and Anne Ceccarini

This paper discusses a unique garden and youth-focused event in which a group of 4-H youth engaged in a “children's garden consultants” program. Over a 3-day period, seven teenaged youth were given the opportunity to actively research children's garden design and educational programming, and then present recommendations to an adult audience of children's garden experts and youth development specialists. Surveys, observations, and discussions with youth, adults in attendance, and program organizers indicated the event was highly valuable and worth repeating. It provided a new learning opportunity for youth, and it also gave adults new perspectives on gardens. The youth's ideas for improving children's gardens and suggestions for future programming are presented as well.

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Richard L. Parish and Regina P. Bracy

An Earthway garden seeder (model 1001B) is frequently used for seeding small research and demonstration plots as well as home gardens. Seeding uniformity tests were conducted with 18 species of vegetable in this seeder using the planter plates recommended by Earthway, alternate plates, and plates modified by taping off metering ports to change the seeding rates and spacings. Performance with the Earthway seeder with most vegetable seeds would not qualify it as a precision seeder, but the Earthway seeder can do an acceptable job of planting many vegetable seeds in small plots at less than 1/10th the cost of a commercialquality precision seeder. A table giving specific recommendations for each of the 18 species has been prepared to aid research and extension personnel as well as home gardeners.

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Allen D. Owings

The LSU Agricultural Center and Louisiana Nursery and Landscape Association initiated an ornamental plant promtion, marketing, and recommendation program in 1996. Called `Louisiana Select', this program is intended to actively promote outstanding ornamental plants to Louisiana's gardening consumers. In addition, it provides county agents and industry professionals information on plants that should be recommended. The selection committee consists of an extension horticulturist, two county agents, a landscape contractor, a wholesale greenhouse grower, a wholesale woody ornamental producer, and two representatives from retail garden centers. Plants are usually promoted in the spring and fall of each year. Plants previously named as Louisiana Select recipients include `New Orleans Red' (Red Ruffle) coleus, mayhaw, `Henry's Garnet' virginia sweetspire, `Homestead Purple' perennial verbena, `Telstar' dianthus, bald cypress, `New Gold' lantana, `Confetti' lantana, `Trailing Purple' lantana, `Dallas Red' lantana, `Silver Mound' lantana, `Lady in Red' salvia, `New Wonder' scaevola, `Goldsturm' rudbeckia, and `Foxy' fox-glove. A theme (“Fall is for Planting Native Trees”) has also been promoted. Point of purchase signs promoting the Louisiana Select program and individual plants are made available to garden centers. Significant sales increases ranging from 300% to 2500% have been reported for seelcted plants with annual bedding plants and perennial flowers enjoying the greater sales volume increases.