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) started to breed new garden chrysanthemums in 1961, hybridizing dwarf cultivars with wild species through mixed pollination or open pollination. After generations of hybridization and selection, groundcover chrysanthemums were developed, and many

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groundcovers. Also, we do not know to what extent different irrigation regimes impact the cooling benefits of native and nonnative ornamental groundcovers. Plant growth and productivity is greatly affected by water stress condition. Water stress in plants

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whether landscape-grown vines and groundcovers will require N fertilizer inputs as common annuals, perennials, or shrubs. Most research evaluating vine or groundcover response to N fertilizer rate was conducted in a nursery production ( Berberich et al

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to offer protection from some pests and disorders experienced in orchards. Reflective groundcovers are used to influence the orchard microclimate by increasing light penetration into the inner part of the tree canopy. This results in improved fruit

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Water-efficient horticultural alternatives to turfgrass are recommended in many urban areas where water is scarce. Predominant among these recommended alternatives are perennial groundcovers, which are low-growing plants that form a continuous

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The demand for groundcover plants in residential and commercial landscapes is increasing due to several reasons, such as aesthetic appeal of masses of these low-growing plants in small- to medium-sized areas of the landscape, enhanced environmental

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the traditional practice of herbicide applications. Mäge (1982) has demonstrated that polypropylene groundcover could not only control weeds, but also reduce soil water evaporation. Reduced soil water evaporation generally increased soil moisture

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Groundcover management systems are important in fruit production to maintain soil tilth and fertility, reduce weed competition for soil nutrients and water, moderate soil temperature and moisture extremes, provide a habitat for beneficial arthropods

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N immobilization, and soil or groundcover management ( Haynes, 1988 ; Merwin, 2003a ; Merwin et al., 1996 ). A seasonal pattern of nitrate-N losses through leaching has been observed in fertilized orchards with higher N losses during times of year

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Orchard floor and groundcover management is an important issue for fruit growers, affecting the ease of orchard operation as well as tree performance and soil quality. Herbicide-treated tree rows with mowed grass drive lanes are the most widely used

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