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Timothy Coolong, Derek M. Law, John C. Snyder, Brent Rowell and Mark A. Williams

, variety recommendations specifically for organic growers are lacking. Recently, partnerships such as the Northern Organic Vegetable Improvement Cooperative (NOVIC) have initiated variety trials for a number of organically grown vegetables including

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George E. Boyhan, Suzzanne Tate, Ryan McNeill and Jeffrey McConnaughey

area; however, there continues to be a growing need for organic research that can help this agricultural sector. Variety evaluation is one area that can be helpful for organic producers. Several such studies have been conducted by researchers around the

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George E. Boyhan, Suzanne O’Connell, Ryan McNeill and Suzanne Stone

varieties, such as Sugar Baby, Crimson Sweet, and Moon & Stars ( Stone, 2017 ). The growth of organic production has resulted in the need for vegetable variety trials under organic conditions. There have been a number of trials evaluating vegetables under

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

produce new and improved turf varieties. In developing new turfgrass varieties, they consider the many challenges for turfgrass cultivation and appearance, which include attributes such as water requirements, salinity, shade, winter stress, and high

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Clinton C. Shock, Erik Feibert, Lynn Jensen, S. Krishna Mohan and Lamont D. Saunders

mostly long-day varieties and are marketed starting in August from the field and continuing to April from storage ( Shock et al., 2000 ). The onion production area is within a radius of 30 miles of Ontario, Oregon, in the Snake River plain and along the

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Amara R. Dunn, Lindsay E. Wyatt, Michael Mazourek, Stephen Reiners and Christine D. Smart

variety of factors, including the growing conditions in the region (e.g., climate and predominant soil type), major diseases affecting the region, the market for which peppers are grown (e.g., fresh vs. processing), and whether fruit will be harvested

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R. Porat, B. Weiss, I. Zipori and A. Dag

categorizations, it was reported that some varieties of plum ( Prunus salicina ), apple ( Malus × domestica ), and pear ( Pyrus serotina ), exhibit a “suppressed-climacteric phenotype,” i.e., they produce ethylene during the later stages of ripening, but at lower

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Christopher S. Cramer

varieties for this study. The author gratefully acknowledges technical assistance of Joe N. Corgan, and Jose Luis Mendoza. The cost of publishing this paper was defrayed in part by the payment of page charges. Under postal regulations, this paper therefore

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Mark E. Clough, George C. Yencho, Barbara Christ, Walter DeJong, Donald Halseth, Kathleen Haynes, Melvin Henninger, Chad Hutchinson, Matt Kleinhenz, Greg A. Porter and Richard E. Veilleux

a coordinated process of potato breeding, selection, evaluation, and variety development. Potato breeding and germplasm improvement in this project are conducted by four potato breeding programs (University of Maine, Cornell University, North

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Michael D. Orzolek and Terry W. Simpson

Acreage of white potato production in Pennsylvania has steadily declined in the past 20 years, from ≈25,000 acres in 1976 to 18,000 acres in 1996. This decline in acreage has occurred mainly with potatoes used for chips, with a much smaller acreage loss for tablestock potatoes. The most common tablestock varieties on the market are round white or long russet varieties, which have been around for 30 to 50 years. However, the 90's consumer is more perceptive and creative with food choices, such that color, texture, and taste have become important characteristics in choosing new food items. Specialty new potatoes represent a relatively unexplored market with excellent potential for sales expansion in the fresh market and tablestock industry. Today's consumers are demanding more variety with respect to virtually all produce commodities and potatoes are no exception. Consumers demand different size, color, and taste of fresh vegetables, including potatoes. New specialty potato varieties (Yukon Gold is an example) are currently in demand by restaurants and some retail markets, and it appears that relatively high returns are possible with these specialty potatoes. Twenty-nine red, buff, or blue-skinned and white-, yellow-, purple-, or red-fl eshed potato varieties were planted in a replicated study at the Hort Research Farm, Rock Springs, Pa., in 1996. Yield and quality characteristics of these varieties will be presented along with some consumer acceptance/evaluation data collected from a local supermarket.