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illustrates how text mining can be used to gauge student perception of experiential learning activities and inform teaching practices in a horticulture course. Materials and methods Greenhouse and Protected Agriculture (HOS 3430C) is a three

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agriculture (CAST, 2009). At the same time, new water demands are arising for in-stream flows to protect aquatic species and habitat further stressing already limited water supplies. Not surprisingly, the growth in population since 1950 is mirrored by a

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2018 ( Hale et al., 2014 ). The American Society for Horticultural Science also has held many workshops on the topic. There is still quite a bit of confusion on when and how to protect new plant cultivars ( Pardey et al., 2013 ). In addition, trade

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Like other parts of the United States, impairment of water quality by agriculture is a major concern in California. In Ventura County, the Calleguas Creek ( Fig. 1 ) and the Santa Clara River ( Fig. 2 ) watersheds have 50,000 and 60,000 irrigated

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The United States produced more than 3015 million pounds of strawberries in 2011, thus earning the rank of second in the world for strawberry volume [ Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2015 ; U.S. Department of Agriculture

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environmental controls common in traditional greenhouses ( Jett and Quinn, 2005 ; Lamont et al., 2003 ). In addition, selective choice of plastic film type for these protected structures has been shown to aid control of Botrytis and insects as well as plant

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cited Baudoin, W.O. 1999 Protected cultivation in the Mediterranean region Acta Hort. 486 23 30 Jensen, M. Malter, A.J. 1995 Protected agriculture: A global review. World Bank Tech. Paper No. 253 World Bank Washington, DC Jiang, W.J. Qu, D. Mu, D. Wang

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of water available for agriculture ( Rosengrant and Ringler, 1998 ). The quality of many surface water sources is negatively impacted by nutrient contamination from both point and non-point source contributors [ U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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Agricultural Experiment Station mum breeders, was the basis for the University of Minnesota's first U.S. plant patent for ‘Minngopher’ (U.S. Plant Patent, No. 4,327; Widmer, 1978 ). Plants are hemispherical in shape with flowers almost completely covering the

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called floating gardens ( Ortiz et al., 2015 ). Chinampas describe both the region and type of intensive pre-Columbian agriculture performed in shallow lakes or marshes ( Morehart and Frederick, 2014 ; Ramos-Bello et al., 2001 ; Torres et al., 1994

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