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Karen L. Panter, Timmothy M. Gergeni, Casey P. Seals, and Andrea R. Garfinkel

. Thus, we set up a series of trials with the objective of determining differences in growth of cut sunflowers and fresh herbs between high tunnel orientations. The tunnels are small hobby size; therefore, these studies are appropriate for part

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D.D. Treadwell, G.J. Hochmuth, R.C. Hochmuth, E.H. Simonne, S.A. Sargent, L.L. Davis, W.L. Laughlin, and A. Berry

Association (OTA), 2009]}. Sales of organic food reached $22.9 billion in the United States in 2008, and sales of organic food now comprise 3.5% of the total U.S. agricultural market share ( OTA, 2009 ). Fresh-cut organic culinary herbs can be sold in bundles

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M.C. Palada, S.M.A. Crossman, and C.D. Collingwood

Small-scale herb growers in the U.S. Virgin Islands traditionally water their crops with sprinkler cans and garden hoses. This method is inefficient and consumes large amounts of water, a scarce resource in the islands. Introduction of drip irrigation has reduced water use in vegetable production. Integrating this system with mulches may further cut water use, making herb production more profitable. Basil (Ocimum basilicum) was grown in plots with organic (compost or straw) and synthetic (black plastic or weed barrier) mulches. A no mulch control plot was also included. All plots were drip irrigated to maintain soil moisture at -30 kPa. Total plant fresh weight and leaf fresh and dry weights were highest in the compost mulch treatment. Fresh and dry basil yields in black plastic mulched plots were almost identical with those in compost mulch, but did not differ from other treatments. Black plastic mulch reduced water use 46% compared with 27% for compost or straw mulch. All mulch treatments resulted in increased water use efficiency. Organic mulches reduced surface soil temperature, while synthetic mulches increased soil temperature 2-5°C.

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J.M. Kemble, P. Sanders, W. Foshee, and D. Fields

High tunnels (HT) can reduce negative environmental strains on crop production and have been shown to extend the growing season for many small fruits and vegetables. Because HTs require relatively low initial investment compared with standard greenhouse structures, they are well suited for the small to mid-size grower. HTs provide a practical means of entry into intensive crop production for farmers who direct market their produce. By using HTs, direct market farmers may create a special marketing niche which set's them apart by offering locally grown vegetables, cut flowers, small fruits, and herbs earlier in the growing season and into the fall after frost. This project examined 1) the potential use of HTs for the production of fresh-market tomatoes (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) and strawberries (Fragaria spp.) and 2) the seasonal market potential for these crops in Alabama. Viable markets were determined by conducting surveys at regional locations throughout Alabama, such as farmers markets, grocery stores, shopping centers, etc. Upscale restaurants were also surveyed to determine the demand for locally grown herbs. These surveys were used to determine target markets by asking demographic questions and determining spending habits. Justification for establishing a direct farmer-to-consumer market or a direct farmer to restaurant market for HT products was determined.

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Kellie J. Walters and Christopher J. Currey

, the location of plants is not at a level comfortable for greenhouse employees. A NFT system may be more useful for crops requiring more access, such as fresh cut herbs with successive harvests, whereas a DFT system may be more useful for crops with a

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Kathryn M. Kleitz, Marisa M. Wall, Constance L. Falk, Charles A. Martin, Marta D. Remmenga, and Steven J. Guldan

.W. Cerny, T.A. MacKenzie, A.J. 1995 Productivity and profitability of some field-grown specialty cut flowers HortScience 30 1217 1220 Sturdivant, L. 1994 Herbs for sale: Growing and marketing herbs, herbal products and herbal know-how San Juan Naturals

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Samantha R. Nobes, Karen L. Panter, and Randa Jabbour

blocks in the same design as used in previous studies in this location for cut sunflowers and fresh herbs ( Panter et al., 2019 ). The unequal number of plants in the greenhouse as compared with the high tunnel was the result of limited feasibility and

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Cristian E. Loyola, John M. Dole, and Rebecca Dunning

.M. Laushman, J.M. 2003 Specialty cut flowers: The production of annuals, perennials, bulbs, and woody plants for fresh and dried cut flowers. Timber Press, Portland, OR Association of Floral Importers of Florida 2009 Cut flower minimum guidelines and standards

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Danielle D. Treadwell, George J. Hochmuth, Robert C. Hochmuth, Eric H. Simonne, Lei L. Davis, Wanda L. Laughlin, Yuncong Li, Teresa Olczyk, Richard K. Sprenkel, and Lance S. Osborne

produce combined with the increasing market share of “ready-to-eat” products indicates the potential for expansion of an organic culinary herb market. Culinary herbs are herbaceous aromatic plants grown and marketed fresh or dried as transplants or cut and

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Brian A. Kahn and Niels O. Maness

Americas. Cilantro is one of several herbs being studied for production as an extraction processing crop in Oklahoma. Mechanical harvest and high yields will be necessary to produce the volume of fresh product needed to profitably run an extraction