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place outside the natural season, which is the reason why the surface area of greenhouse crops has increased. The Mediterranean region houses 135,000 ha of horticultural species grown under plastic. The surface of greenhouse-covered areas is ≈27,700 ha

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in some Mediterranean production areas. The main or fig crop is produced from fruit buds that differentiate on the current season's shoots ( Petrucci and Crane, 1950 ) and, in the San Joaquin Valley, matures around August to September ( Obenauf et al

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and López, 2005 ). However, most of the studies involved cereal crops and orchards with few on vegetable cropping systems ( Canali et al., 2010 ; Delate et al., 2003 ; Montemurro et al., 2005b ). This is true especially in the Mediterranean

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Mediterranean basin. These data might be used to optimize the composition of nutrient solutions supplied to closed hydroponic crops of cucumber to compensate for nutrient and water uptake when the plants are cultivated under climatic conditions characterized by

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in the Mediterranean area it is important to determine the appropriate nutritional status of this crop for high yields. One of the most used and classic techniques is tissue analysis because it is a direct method which allows you to determine the

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. Variations in climate and presence of numerous mountains, lakes, rivers, and natural springs have created a unique country capable of producing all types of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and agronomic crops. The Caspian Sea area in the north of Iran is one of

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abiotic stress. Moreover, in developed countries, new and niche products often have good markets. One such crop is a wild asparagus species ( Asparagus acutifolius L.), a perennial herbaceous plant with spears that have been used in the Mediterranean area

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Mediterranean cultivars. Units Literature cited Allen, R.G. Pereira, L.S. Raes, D. Smith, M. 1998 Crop evapotranspiration: Guidelines for computing crop water requirements. FAO irrigation and drainage paper 56. FAO, Rome, Italy Baldwin, B. 2009 The effects of

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Purslane ( P. oleracea ) is a problematic succulent weedy annual in horticultural crop production in the United States ( Armel et al., 2012 ). However, in other parts of the world purslane is grown as a specialty crop, valued for its nutritional

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. Nieddu, G. 2005 Analysis of diversity in the fruit tree genetic resources from a Mediterranean island Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 52 267 276 10.1007/s10722-005-7906-6 Condit, I.J. 1955 Fig varieties: a monograph

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