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Lauren Fessler, Amy Fulcher, Dave Lockwood, Wesley Wright, and Heping Zhu

, A. Niemiera, A. Owen, J. Ruter, J. Tilt, K. Warren, S. White, S. Whitwell, T. Wright, R. 2013 Best management practices: Guide for producing nursery crops. Southern Nursery Assn., Acworth, GA Zhu, H. Derksen, R. Guler, H. Krause, C. Ozkan, H. 2006

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Eric B. Brennan

to do lots of tractor work during the first several years, I quickly became frustratingly aware of the serious challenges of residue management with the standard cover cropping approach. For example, while the more sustainable systems in our

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Sharon J.B. Knewtson, M.B. Kirkham, Rhonda R. Janke, Leigh W. Murray, and Edward E. Carey

crop experiments. Since 2002, soil under the high tunnels and in adjacent field plots has been used for a variety of production-oriented research and extension activities. Soil inputs and crop management have varied with the years. However, the six high

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Richard V. Tyson, Danielle D. Treadwell, and Eric H. Simonne

), management of these systems to encourage beneficial nitrifying bacteria has the potential to improve system sustainability. Table 1. Selected aquaponic systems mentioned in the literature. Fig. 1. The nitrogen cycle in aquaponics begins with the introduction

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Raymond Kruse and Ajay Nair

stand can be used as a valuable and sustainable weed management tool during a short fallow period in a growing season; however, the degree of weed suppression will differ based on cover crop type, climate, and cultural practices. Among the cover crops in

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John E. Beck, Michelle S. Schroeder-Moreno, Gina E. Fernandez, Julie M. Grossman, and Nancy G. Creamer

fertilizers ( Gaskell et al., 2009 ). This study was the first to investigate the effects of cover crops (integrated with composts) and vermicompost additions in strawberry production. This approach is an initial step in developing sustainable soil management

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John D. Lea-Cox, Cindy Zhao, David S. Ross, Theodore E. Bilderback, J. Roger Harris, Susan D. Day, Chuanxue Hong, Thomas H. Yeager, Richard C. Beeson Jr, William L. Bauerle, Andrew G. Ristvey, Mary Lorscheider, Sarah Dickinson, and John M. Ruter

( Briggs et al., 1998 , 2002 ; Cabrera, 2005 ; Camper et al., 1994 ). Irrigation water management is the key to nutrient management in ornamental crop production and to reducing the impact of runoff water on local water resources ( Lea-Cox and Ross, 2001

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Emillie M. Skinner, Juan Carlos Díaz-Pérez, Sharad C. Phatak, Harry H. Schomberg, and William Vencill

inhibited germination and seedling growth of several weeds and cover crops. Sunnhemp leaves had a greater allelochemical effect than either roots or stems. This allelochemical property of sunnhemp may be a useful attribute for weed management in sustainable

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Mark Gaskell and Tim Hartz

favored. Cropping system sustainability There are several ways in which fertilizer choice can affect the sustainability of a cropping system. One is the environmental impact of manufacturing and transport. Fertilizer production is an energy

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Mercy Olmstead, Timothy W. Miller, Callie S. Bolton, and Carol A. Miles

Interest in sustainable and organic production systems has increased worldwide, particularly in viticulture as fresh and processed grapes are one of the major organic fruit crops worldwide ( Granatstein et al., 2010 ; Willer and Kilcher, 2009