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Brian A. Kahn and John P. Damicone

to wash off. The Surround label recommends discontinuing applications on fresh market pepper and eggplant ( Solanum melongena ) after fruit reach 25% of final size, presumably because of the difficulty in cleaning the fruits. A potential tomato

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Catherine S. Fleming, Mark S. Reiter, Joshua H. Freeman, and Rory Maguire

Tomato is an extensively grown vegetable crop on the Eastern Shore of Virginia (Accomack and Northampton counties). In 2011, 4600 acres of commercial fresh market tomato were harvested in Virginia, with an estimated value of $47.5 million [ U

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Mathieu Ngouajio, Rafael Auras, R. Thomas Fernandez, Maria Rubino, James W. Counts Jr, and Thitisilp Kijchavengkul

. Therefore, this study was conducted to evaluate the performance of the new PBAT biodegradable mulch films under field conditions using fresh market tomato as a model system. Fig. 1. Structure of polybutylene adipate-co-terephthalate (PBAT) or Ecoflex

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Rafael A. Muchanga, Toshiyuki Hirata, and Hajime Araki

fertilizer amount for fresh-market tomato production across different regions in Japan. The treatments were arranged in a randomized complete block design with three replicates. The plot area was 2.4 m 2 (3 × 0.8 m) for both years. Each plot contained 12

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Martin M. Maboko and Christian P. Du Plooy

treatments. Table 2. Effect of nutrient concentration on yield and quality parameters of fresh market tomatoes (Sept. 2013 to Feb. 2014). Table 3. Effect of nutrient concentration on fruit physiological disorders per fresh market tomato plant (Sept. 2013 to

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Francesco Di Gioia, Monica Ozores-Hampton, Jason Hong, Nancy Kokalis-Burelle, Joseph Albano, Xin Zhao, Zack Black, Zhifeng Gao, Chris Wilson, John Thomas, Kelly Moore, Marilyn Swisher, Haichao Guo, and Erin N. Rosskopf

production of fresh-market tomato, accounting for 34% of the U.S. fresh-market tomato harvested area and 39% of the national crop value in 2014 ( USDA-NASS, 2015 ), the majority of which is produced using soil fumigation as the basis for pest management. The

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Lijia Shi, Jinghui Wang, Zhifeng Gao, Xin Zhao, Francesco Di Gioia, Haichao Guo, Jason Hong, Monica Ozores-Hampton, and Erin Rosskopf

practices ( Griliches, 1957 ; Rogers, 2010 ). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the economic feasibility of ASD compared with conventional CSF for open-field fresh-market tomato production. Costs and returns of three soil disinfestation treatments

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Monica Ozores-Hampton, Francesco Di Gioia, Shinjiro Sato, Eric Simonne, and Kelly Morgan

Fresh-market tomato is the most important vegetable crop in Florida with a harvested area of 13,355 ha and a production value of $437 million in 2014 ( USDA, 2015 ). Florida accounted for 34% of the national fresh-market tomato harvested area and 39

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Aline Coelho Frasca, Monica Ozores-Hampton, John Scott, and Eugene McAvoy

Nationally, Florida ranks first in fresh-market tomato ( Solanum lycopersicum ) production value with U.S. $455 million in the 2013 season [ U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), 2014 ]. In 2013, Florida had the largest fresh-market tomato area in

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Ibukun T. Ayankojo, Kelly T. Morgan, Monica Ozores-Hampton, and Kati W. Migliaccio

). In 2015, Florida fresh-market tomato was 36% of the total production value in the United States ( FDACS, 2017 ). In 2015, tomato ranked fourth in value among all agricultural commodities (crops) in Florida, with orange, sugarcane, and floriculture in