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would choose a sustainable/organic brand of fertilizer. Note, in this study we use gardening supplies expenditures as a proxy for income. With respect to information sources used by gardeners, Kelly and Wehry (2006) found that ≈53% of Pennsylvania home

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associated with formulating and applying the preparations represents an economic loss over and above that found in an organically maintained farm or garden. Evaluating the literature critically In considering the current body of literature on biodynamic

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University Master Gardeners indicated an increase in helpline phone calls from the general public with questions about how to manage their landscapes organically. Based on these results, it seems organic land care is an emerging industry sector about which

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, AA did not control weeds for an extended period of time like glyphosate. Both 20% and 30% AA are viable alternatives to glyphosate for commercial farmers or gardeners considering transitioning from conventional to organic, especially in cucurbit

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; Hunt et al., 2012 ). These gardens are normally excavated, backfilled with a filter bed substrate that has high saturated hydraulic conductivity (Ksat) and infiltration and low organic matter content, then planted with vegetation that aids in the

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In production, the long-term use of inorganic fertilizers, tillage practices, the removal of pruned material, high-density cultivation, and high harvest indices have resulted in the loss of large amounts of soil organic carbon, and measures are now

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organic C available to microbes did not increase proportionately with the accumulation of soil organic C over the development of the tree peony garden system ( Anderson and Domsch, 2010 ). In addition, soil C mic generally accounts for 1% to 4% of total

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, potted blueberry plants are also in demand by consumers for home gardens. Recent interest in urban agriculture and the local food movement has increased consumer appeal for growing edible crops, especially using organic methods; however, blueberry

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long-term organic farming systems project with agronomic, animal, and horticulture components. Two organic production systems were initiated. One was a crop-livestock experiment and the other a market garden experiment, data from which are reported here

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Conventional tomato ( Solanum lycopersicum ) production in the United States has declined in recent years while growth of organic production has increased rapidly [ U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), 2008 , 2016 , 2017 ]. U.S. organic tomato

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