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Y. H. Yang

Vegetable crops supply esseential vitamina and minerals for human nutrition and survival. However, most scientists concentrated their effort on crops low in nutrition value, causing much health problem in the developing world. In Asia alone, 300,000 children blind each year due to vitamin A deficiency and 40% population suffered from iron-deficient anemia. Their health and social consequence was unmeasurable. A practical remedy was to increase consumption of DGLVs through home garden program.

Field experiment conducted in East-West Center in Hawaii documented that a 200 sq. ft. small garden could yield vegetable fulfilling RDA of 5 people 200% of vitamin A value and ascorbic acid, 27% iron and 9% protein. Promotion of home garden program requires research, training and education, codination, and policy support. Horticulturists should play important role on all these aspects.

Seeds for Peace Project and proposal for establishing home garden training centers at different levels will be reported.

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Margie L. Stratton

Internet Guide to Herbal Remedies . David J. Owen. 2006. The Haworth Press, Inc., 10 Alice Street, Binghamton, NY 13904-1580. 119 p., incl. index and glossary. $9.95 softbound, ISBN 0-7890-2231-1, $24.95 hardbound, ISBN 0

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Renata Goossen and Kimberly A. Williams

Home remedies for pest and disease problems experienced by plant consumers abound on blogs, forums, and social media groups. However, neither the threshold for phytotoxicity nor efficacy of most of these treatments has been subjected to evaluation

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Mary H. Meyer, Rhoda Burrows, Karen Jeannette, Celeste Welty, and Aaron R. Boyson

comparison group. However, several times, Levene's test for homogeneity of variance assumption indicated that group variances were not equal. One remedy for this problem is to use a weighted means approach, or least squares computation ( Harris, 1994 ). This

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Longyi Yuan, Deying Li, Yang Gao, and Wenjing Xiao

strategies have been proposed to remedy problems associated with deicing salts, such as leaching, improved drainage, and using salt-tolerant species ( Rieke, 1976 ). Butler et al. (1974) suggested that ALK, desert saltgrass ( Distichlis stricta ), and

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Sarada Krishnan, Heather Kirk-Ballard, Esther McGinnis, and Lauren Garcia Chance

retail operations, including independent garden centers, florists, home improvement centers, and mass merchandisers or other chain stores ( Hall and Dickson, 2011 ). Consumers partake in a variety of educational services. They read books, subscribe to

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Hanna Y. Hanna

up until late in the last century except in home gardens and by small organic tomato growers in the southern United States ( King et al., 2008 ). Surveys conducted in 2006 showed the number of grafted seedlings in North America was over 40 million

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James E. Altland and Charles Krause

explored. Foliar iron levels were similarly low, but this can also be remedied by amendment with iron sulfate. Overall plant growth was vigorous in all treatments regardless of substrate type. Roses have been reported to grow over a wide range of pH

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Kenton W. Peterson, Robert C. Shearman, Roch E. Gaussoin, Garald L. Horst, and Walter H. Schacht

tolerance and has attracted increased attention for its potential use in home lawns, golf courses, parks, and grounds areas ( Fry, 1995 ; Harivandi and Wu, 1995 ; Shearman et al., 2004 ). Currently, turf-type buffalograss cultivars are established by

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Candace Bartholomew, Benjamin L. Campbell, and Victoria Wallace

grounds) not only serve as homes to athletic teams, but are also used as recreation areas for children to play throughout the day. For this reason, a clear understanding of how pesticide bans have changed both grounds maintenance expenses and field quality