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Benjamin L. Green, Richard W. Harper and Daniel A. Lass

planting costs varied and to illustrate the relative positions and shapes of the planting time and cost distributions across types of trees, we plotted the estimated distributions. We then determined probabilities for various planting costs to illustrate

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Kevin C. Power, Jay B. Fitzgerald, George E. Meyer and Dennis D. Schulte

supported by Grant no. 87–505 from the Nebraska Energy Office and by the Agricultural Research Division of the Univ. of Nebraska. We thank Stacy Adams for his assistance. The use of product names does not imply endorsement by the authors. The cost of

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Seth D. Wannemuehler, James J. Luby, Chengyan Yue, David S. Bedford, R. Karina Gallardo and Vicki A. McCracken

). Without knowledge of cost-efficient implementation schemes, breeders risk misallocating resources without achieving their breeding goals. A study of potato conducted by Slater et al. (2013) concludes that an optimal relationship between the effectiveness

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Zhao Zhang and Paul H. Heinemann

University developed a low-cost apple harvest-assist unit and field experiments, conducted in Fall 2014, showed bruising incidence below 5% and efficiency increases of 29% ( Zhang et al., 2014 , 2016a ). Bruising incidence sufficient to downgrade the apples

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Steven C. Blank and Raymond Venner

Giannini Foundation paper no. 1116. The cost of publishing this paper was defrayed in part by the payment of page charges. Under postal regulations, this paper therefore must be hereby marked advertisement solely to indicate this fact

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Hanna Y. Hanna and Kenneth D. Henderson

( Engindeniz, 2005 ). Energy cost is the second largest expense for greenhouse tomato production behind labor, and greenhouse heating consumes 70% to 80% of the total energy budget ( Sanford, 2005 ). The U.S. greenhouse tomato industry is a mix of many

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Seth D. Wannemuehler, Chengyan Yue, Wendy K. Hoashi-Erhardt, R. Karina Gallardo and Vicki McCracken

release. Quicker cultivar release resulted in increased economic gains by balancing higher MAS-related costs with reduced length of costs occurring, ultimately resulting in cost-effective MAS. Consistent with these findings, Dreher et al. (2003) and

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Byron L. Frenz and Jack E. Staub

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Rhuanito Soranz Ferrarezi, Sue K. Dove and Marc W. van Iersel

Greenhouse, nursery and floriculture operations collectively generate sales over $16.6 billion and employ 4.9% of hired farm workers in the United States [ U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), 2010 ]. In greenhouses, the greatest operating cost is

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Wayne C. Porter and Richard L. Parish

criticism of similar ones not named. Hybrid `Headstart' seed for this study was provided by the Asgrow Seed Co. The cost of publishing this paper was defrayed in part by the payment of page charges. Under postal regulations, this paper therefore must be