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Huan Zhang, Lisa Wasko DeVetter, Edward Scheenstra and Carol Miles

-soil deterioration, 4) pumpkin yield, and 5) mulch adhesion on pumpkin fruit. Materials and Methods Experimental location. This study was carried out at the Washington State University Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center in Mount Vernon, WA (lat. 48

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Shuresh Ghimire, Annette L. Wszelaki, Jenny C. Moore, Debra Ann Inglis and Carol Miles

PE mulch, whereas mulch adhesion on fruit was not mentioned. Weed control is the primary function of mulch; thus, a BDM must remain intact on the soil surface long enough to provide a barrier to weed seed germination and growth. The critical period of

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Aaron J. Patton, Jon M. Trappe and Michael D. Richardson

Covers, mulches, and erosion-control blankets are often used to establish turf. These technologies can be used to modify soil temperature ( Barkley et al., 1965 ; Portz et al., 1993 ) and retain soil moisture ( Dudeck et al., 1970 ; McGinnies

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Michael G. Bausher

plastic mulch, which can raise soil temperatures that may increase plant stress. Most of the information published thus far is related to plants grown under sheltered conditions ( Kubota et al., 2008 ; Louws et al., 2010 ) and focuses on the viability of

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Alexa J. Lamm, Laura A. Warner, Peyton Beattie, Abraham Tidwell, Paul R. Fisher and Sarah A. White

chlorination, ozonation, peroxides, ultraviolet light, and copper and silver ionization ( Raudales et al., 2014a ). Physical treatment of water for pathogen removal. Physical treatment involves filtration of water via several mechanisms, including adhesion