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). In one e-mail survey, production method (organic or conventional) had a lower relative importance than tomato type, but the authors noted that participants younger than 38 years placed more importance on production method, lycopene content, and tomato

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recognized ( Adam, 2005 ), limited information is available regarding cultivar selection for organic melon production. While performance of cultivars may differ significantly between organic and conventional systems ( Murphy et al., 2007 ), it is also

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certified organic. Production system was the main plot factor (ST into rolled cereal rye or conventional tillage with black plastic mulch) and rowcover was the subplot factor (rowcover or no rowcover). Experimental units in each replication consisted of 18

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irrigation regimes (well watered and water restricted) within conventional and organic production systems. It was not an objective of this study to compare organic and conventional production systems, but instead to evaluate the interaction of tillage and

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date over two seasons and production systems (conventional and organic) on leaf nutrient levels in six commonly grown cultivars of northern highbush blueberry differing in fruiting season and productivity. In addition, we evaluated the impact of

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Mention of a trademark, vendor, or proprietary product does not constitute a guarantee or warranty of the product by the USDA and does not imply its approval to the exclusion of other products that may also be suitable. A USDA employee

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. The expansion of the fresh market has led to a diversification of production systems in Wisconsin. Although the processing market has historically depended on large-scale, conventional production, certified organic operations, varying in scale and crop

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For both conventional and organic production systems, market-quality factors are the same. Fruit should be free of injury and decay, have appropriate color and shape, and have typical texture and flavor. Although consumers may be willing to

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, consumers who purchase organic food also consider organic production methods to have a less negative impact on the environment than conventional production techniques ( Durham, 2007 ). Research on the production and marketing of organic products has focused

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