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In general, pesticides are applied to ornamental plants to protect against crop damage by insects, diseases, and additional plant pests, but it is equally important that pesticide applications themselves do not adversely affect commercialization

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Non-native species are thought to comprise as much as 80% of the plant inventory held by nurseries in the United States ( Hulme et al. 2018 ). Although most introduced ornamental plants do not escape cultivation, some plants spread into natural

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Weed interference can hinder growth and development significantly of container-grown ornamental plants ( Berchielli-Robertson et al. 1990 ; Fretz 1972 ). Creeping woodsorrel ( Oxalis corniculata ), hairy bittercress ( Cardamine hirsuta ), eclipta

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opportunities for nursery growers. Several prior efforts have been undertaken to quantify cost estimates for various ornamental plant production systems in the southeastern U.S. ( Hall et al., 1987 ; Hinson et al., 2007 ; Taylor et al., 1986 , 1990

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It was appropriate that, in the June 1988 issue of HortScience, Post (1988) reports on the relationships between extension personnel and private consultants and Robinson (1988) reports on the uses of mulches on ornamental plantings, a topic about which recommendations are frequently made for the multitude of professional landscape caretakers and amateur home gardeners.

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The use of ornamental plants in interiorscapes is increasingly being studied for their ability to remove volatile organic compounds, thereby improving the air quality of indoor environments ( Kim et al., 2008 ; Yoo et al., 2006 ). Deterioration of

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Oral Session 32—Ornamental/Landscape/Turf/Plant Breeding/Management 30 July 2006, 2:00–3:15 p.m. Oak Alley Moderator: Timothy Rinehart

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Plant quality is subjective and situational with desired attributes largely depending on the customer, plant, and season. For flowering ornamental crops, attributes of plant quality can include absence of insect and disease pests, presence of

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, 1996 ; Hubbell et al., 1997 ). Garden and landscape enthusiasts are also willing to seek pest- and disease-resistant ornamental plants for residential landscape use despite initial public skepticism about IPM ( Ball, 1986 ; Garber and Bondari, 1992

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patents are 61% of all varietal rights and virtually all are for horticultural plants ( Drew, 2010 ). Ornamental plants account for 77% of all horticultural IP rights and 84% of all plant patents ( Drew, 2010 ). The steady growth of bedding and gardening

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