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several eggplant cultivars and to examine possible relationships of these patterns to aspects of fruit quality. Three other shoot characteristics related to plant architecture (plant height, stem diameter, and shoot dry weight) also were examined for

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warm temperatures and high irradiances promote accelerated plant growth. Under these circumstances, the control of plant height is an issue of big concern to produce plants with high commercial quality. Many growers use plant growth regulators (PGRs) to

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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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, the majority of hydroponic farmers are growing peppers in non-temperature-controlled tunnels, which rely on natural ventilation by opening the doors and flaps. This often results in poor plant growth, low yield, and poor fruit quality during the hot

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to evaluate the influence of plant density on fruit yield and quality, plant growth, and net return of Galia-type muskmelons grown in a passively ventilated greenhouse in Florida. Materials and methods Galia-type muskmelons were grown during Fall 2001

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of which was installing a vegetative buffer. Using upland plantings around pond shorelines for visual quality can reduce fertilized areas and allow nutrient uptake from yards ( Keddy, 2000 ; Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission, 1996 ). Using

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productive plots in all treatments were in the first or second block (i.e., those transplanted with bigger plants), we speculate that the yield from the best plot represents an estimate of the yield that could have been obtained by using good-quality

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that the pH of compost can influence soil pH when compost is applied to the soil ( Eghball, 1999 , 2002 ; Scharenbroch, 2009 ; Weindorf et al., 2006 ). The decrease in pH after addition of compost to our soils may improve plant growth and quality

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densities and planting systems on onion ( Allium cepa L.) bulb quality and yield Acta Hort. 533 197 203 Dhumal, K. Datir, S. Pandey, R. 2007 Assessment of bulb pungency level in different Indian cultivars of onion ( Allium cepa L.) Food Chem. 100 1328 1330

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traditional well-irrigated treatment commonly used by growers for potted plant production, whereas 20% SMC was an alternative irrigation treatment that reduced water usage without detrimental effects on plant quality ( Alem et al., 2015 ; Bayer et al., 2015

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