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Wojciech J. Florkowski, Carol D. Robacker, Joyce G. Latimer, and S. Kristine Braman

A survey indicated that the landscape maintenance and lawn care industry of the Atlanta metro area was localized in densely populated counties with a high concentration of commercial activity and residential housing. A relatively young age and limited size of most of the firms suggested a lack of barriers to entering the industry, which was supported by gross sales and equipment owned by surveyed companies. Most firms generated no more than $100,000 in sales in 1993 and owned equipment valued at less than $25,000. Most residential accounts were under 10 acres.

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Gregory M. Peck, Ian A. Merwin, Michael G. Brown, and Arthur M. Agnello

considered the transition period for organic certification, and therefore after 18 Aug. 2006, apples could have been sold as organic and eligible for the price premium that we estimated at 56% ( Table 6 ). Averaged over the 4 years, the sales value of OFP

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Chanjin Chung, Tracy A. Boyer, Marco Palma, and Monika Ghimire

. First, direct impacts represent the direct or actual revenues generated by turfgrass cultivation itself due to the initial change in the industry. The direct impact of developing improved varieties would include the increased sales value of improved

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Xuan Wei, Hayk Khachatryan, and Alicia Rihn

-looking and prepared to meet these challenges. In this study, 20 representative annual bedding and perennial plants were selected based on the rankings of sales values reported in the 2014 USDA NASS Survey results. The complete plant list and sales rankings

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Marco A. Velástegui Andrade and Roger A. Hinson

management behavior between sizes and by the survey's format for reporting sales. Respondents could choose from 11 predefined sales ranges or could write in their actual sales value. The choice of boundary between large and small was constrained by these

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Kristin E. Gibson, Alexa J. Lamm, Fallys Masambuka-Kanchewa, Paul R. Fisher, and Celina Gómez

the segments with the highest economic growth, with a 9.2% increase from 2012 to 2017 [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), 2019 ]. As of 2019, the total sales value of the U.S. vegetable and strawberry ( Fragaria × ananassa ) transplant industry

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Azeezahmed Shaik, Hardeep Singh, Sukhbir Singh, Thayne Montague, and Jacobo Sanchez

-hectare basis, vegetable production from open organic systems had about two-times greater sales value than open conventional systems ( Table 1 ). Similarly, covered systems such as greenhouses and high tunnels had significantly greater sales value than open

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Alan W. Hodges, Charles R. Hall, Bridget K. Behe, and Jennifer H. Dennis

landscapes ( Zimmerman and Ankersen, 2005 ). Native plants were defined in the survey questionnaire as those present in a state before European settlement. This question simply asked for the percent of total sales of native plants. Annual sales values

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Thomas J. Trout, Lee F. Johnson, and Jim Gartung

Horticultural and other specialty crops, although grown on a relatively small cultivated area, provide nearly 50% of the crop sales value in the United States ( NASS, 2002 ). The growth stages and phenology of many horticultural crops are not well

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Bielinski M. Santos, Teresa P. Salame-Donoso, and Alicia J. Whidden

Florida ranks second in the United States in strawberry sales value ($362 million), and it produces the vast majority of the crop during the winter months [ U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), 2011 ]. During the last 10 years, the surface area