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Above-grade improves post-transplant root and shoot growth and physiology of native shrubs 

Guckenberger, Julie (2007-12-15)
Morella cerifera (L.) Small (syn. Myrica cerifera L.) (wax myrtle)[11.3 L (3 gal)], Illicium floridanum Ellis (Florida anise tree)[11.3 L (3 gal)], and Kalmia latifolia L. (mountain laurel) [19 L (5 gal)] plants were planted ...

Accelerated Production of Tree-form Crapemyrtle 

Brooks, Kevin (2006-05-15)
Most cultivars of crapemyrtle are vigorous growers under nursery conditions; however, some cultivars begin flowering by early summer, resulting in suppressed vegetative growth, particularly height growth, a problem often ...

Alabama Master Gardener Strategic Assessment Surveys 

Bornstein, Emily (2022-01-13)
The purpose of this quantitative assessment is to evaluate the perspectives and experiences of regional extension agents, county extension coordinators, office administrators, and volunteers involved in the Alabama Extension ...

Alternative Mulch Species, With and Without Dimethenamid-p, for Weed Control in Nursery Container Production 

Bartley, Paul III (2015-12-14)
Weed control has been a persistent problem in the nursery industry. These antagonistic weeds incur many challenges and cost to control them as well as reducing the container plants marketability (Neal, 1999; Simpson et al, ...

Antioxidant Properties and Hypoglycemic Potential of Genomically Diverse Bananas Cultivated in Southeastern United States 

Hernandez, Gabriela (2015-07-27)
There has been increased interest in growing and selecting cold-hardy short-season cultivars to offer an alternative to the industry standard, the Cavendish (genome AAA). In addition to expansion of production, these ...

Assessment of commercial fruit crop potential of selected banana (Musa sp.) cultivars in the subtropics of coastal Alabama 

Vinson, Edgar III (2016-05-02)
Global demand and increased adaptability of banana cultures has led to the development of a potential niche market for non-Cavendish bananas. This present work was conducted to determine the feasibility of producing banana ...

Assessment of Composting Methods for Use in the Green Industry 

Brymer, William (2008-12-15)
Composting is a common waste management tool for successful reduction of waste materials. Due to increased consumer awareness for compost products and their value to the green industry research is needed to evaluate different ...

Assessment of Precision Technologies for Accurate Delivery of Crop Inputs 

Harbuck, Tyrel (2010-05-14)
At the Tennessee Valley Research and Extension Center (TVREC), Belle Mina, Alabama, Global Positioning System (GPS)-assisted machine guidance and subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) have been implemented to study precision ...

Best Management Practices for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Ornamental Plant Production 

Murphy, Anna-Marie (2020-11-23)
In 2018, agriculture accounted for nearly 10% of total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the United States. Nearly half of N2O emissions in that 10% were attributed to the management of agricultural soils, through the ...

Carbon Sequestration and Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction from Horticultural Production Practices 

Marble, Stephen Christopher (2013-02-27)
Over the past three decades, one issue which has received significant attention from the scientific community is climate change and the possible impacts on the global environment. Increased atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) ...

Combinations of Selected Sulfonylurea Herbicides and Diazinon for Yellow Nutsedge Control in Tomatoes 

Lollar, Matthew (2010-05-07)
In 2008 and 2009 greenhouse and field studies were conducted at Auburn University’s Plant Science Research Center, E.V. Smith Research Station, and Wiregrass Research and Extension Center evaluating combinations of selected ...

Combinations of Selected Sulfonylurea Herbicides with S-Metolachlor for Nutsedge Control in Tomatoes 

Adcock, Collin (2007-05-15)
In 2005 and 2006 field studies were conducted at Auburn University’s E.V. Smith Research Station, Chilton County Research and Extension Center, and Wiregrass Research and Extension Center to evaluate combinations of selected ...

Combinations of soil dimpling and mulch type to reduce nutsedge (Cyperus spp.) punctures in polyethylene mulched beds 

Boatwright, Logan (2018-11-15)
Growers use polyethylene (PE) mulch to maximize vegetable crop yields. Specifically, PE mulch provides earlier and higher yields, a cleaner and higher quality product, a more economical use of water and fertilizers, along ...

A Comparative Study of Antioxidant and Physicochemical Properties of Blackberry and Kiwifruit 

Kao, Ming-Wei (2006-08-15)
Increased consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables has been associated with reduction in chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and neurological disorders. The protective effects are significantly ...

A Comparison of Quality Attributes in ‘AU Golden Dragon’, ‘AU Golden Sunshine’, and ‘Hort 16A’ Kiwifruit (Actinidia chinensis) During Storage 

Stroman, Jason (2011-08-15)
This research focused on the effects of fruit size and cultivar on fruit quality and postharvest storage life of three cultivars of Actinidia chinensis. In the first experiment, the fruit quality attributes of ‘AU Golden ...

Comparison of Single and Double Drip Tapes for PRE Herbicide Application for Control of Nutsedge spp. in Plasticulture Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) 

Hand, Samuel (2017-04-17)
Field studies were conducted in 2015 and 2016 in Auburn and Shorter, Alabama, to evaluate single and double drip tapes for PRE application of herbicides under polyethylene mulch beds for yellow and purple nutsedge (C. ...

Comparison of Trunk Wraps in their Ability to Protect Kiwifruit Vines from Freeze Injury 

Cook, Joshua (2020-06-26)
The golden kiwifruit is a new crop to the southeastern United States, with orchards being established across the region. Unfortunately, freeze injury is prevalent due to fluctuating winter temperatures that impact cold ...

Container Production and Post-harvest Handling of Lotus (Nelumbo) and Micropropagation of Herbaceous Peony (Paeonia) 

Tian, Daike (2008-08-15)
Effects of container soil level, fertilization, planting time and disbudding on lotus (Nelumbo) growth were evaluated in container production. Container soil volume influenced EC, pH, plant growth indexes, and plant ...

Cooperative Extension and Propagation for Caño Negro, Costa Rica 

Meriwether, Rachel (2010-12-10)
A research relationship was established with colleagues in Costa Rica. These included not only members of academia but also non-profit organization workers, government officials, community members, and private research ...

Cotton Gin Compost As an Alternative Substrate for Horticultural Crop Production 

Jackson, Brian (2005-08-15)
Nursery and greenhouse vegetable growers are always concerned about the availability and cost of materials used as substrates in their production systems. In recent years, alternative organic substrate components have ...