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Rachel E. Rudolph, Lisa W. DeVetter, Chris Benedict, and Inga A. Zasada

quality, growers’ reasons for these practices, and growersperceptions of how these practices affect the soil environment and soil quality. Materials and methods A survey was conducted in 2015 and 2016 at the annual Washington State Small Fruit Conference

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John Majsztrik, Erik Lichtenberg, and Monica Saavoss

commercialization; therefore, current perceptions are important determinants of initial acceptance and adoption by growers. To gain a better understanding of ornamental grower practices and perceptions, we conducted a national survey to collect information on a

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Jonathan Phillips, E. Jay Holcomb, and Kathleen Kelley

-added floricultural products. In understanding this, retailers and growers can select and create products that best meet their customers’ demands, which also offer additional time-savings benefits: consumers no longer have to search for directions or actually have to

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Sharon J.B. Knewtson, Rhonda Janke, M.B. Kirkham, Kimberly A. Williams, and Edward E. Carey

quality was assessed by grower perception and measures of the soil quality indicators of salinity and POM. To assess grower perception, we conducted a survey of producers and asked them about their soil conditions and management practices. We complemented

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Nicholas J. Flax, Christopher J. Currey, James A. Schrader, David Grewell, and William R. Graves

administered to grower participants responsible for managing experiment crops. Preproduction questionnaires that characterized growersperceptions and interest in using bioplastic-based biocontainers were administered before experiment initiation ( Table 2

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Jessica R. Goldberger, Lisa W. DeVetter, and Katherine E. Dentzman

.S. strawberry growersperceptions of PE mulch, their PE mulch disposal practices, their thoughts on biodegradable plastic mulch as a viable alternative to PE mulch, and their likelihood of adopting biodegradable plastic mulch products in the future. We compared

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R. Karina Gallardo, Kara Grant, David J. Brown, James R. McFerson, Karen M. Lewis, Todd Einhorn, and Mario Miranda Sazo

; Schimmelpfennig and Ebel, 2011 ), insufficient agronomic research tailored to precision agriculture ( Bramley and Trengove, 2013 ; Cambouris et al., 2014 ), and lack of grower time and technical expertise for information-intensive management ( Aubert et al., 2012

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Heidi A. Kratsch, Ruby Ward, Margaret Shao, and Larry A. Rupp

better understand the structure and extent of Utah green industry businesses, and to elicit industry perceptions about present and future challenges to their success. Materials and methods A 24-question survey was developed in cooperation with the UNLA

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Mitchell E. Armour, Margaret Worthington, John R. Clark, Renee T. Threlfall, and Luke Howard

handling have also helped decrease crop loss. Blackberries have many similarities to raspberries, which can allow raspberry growers to easily transition into the blackberry market. Blackberry plantings typically do not need to be replanted as often as

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Travis Robert Alexander, Carolyn F. Ross, Emily A. Walsh, and Carol A. Miles

increasing labor shortages faced by apple growers across the nation ( Thilmany, 2001 ). Cider apples are harvested by hand in the United States, and when labor is unavailable, profits are unrealized from unharvested fruit and their incurred production costs