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Crop Efficacy and Weed Control Evaluation of a New Herbicide for Sensitive Herbaceous Ornamental Crops 

Penney, John R. III (2018-11-16)
Preemergence herbicides are needed in the container nursery industry due to the high cost of hand weeding, but few preemergence herbicides are labeled for use on sensitive herbaceous ornamental crops. Currently, Snapshot® ...

Cultivating Life: A Study of a School Landscape Project 

Fleener, Ann W. (2013-07-31)
This study was conducted in three parts. Parts one and two compared students at Fayetteville School (FHS), Drew Middle School (DMS), and Lincoln High School (LHS). FHS comprised the experimental group, whereas DMS and LHS ...

Cyclanilide Promotes Branching of Woody Ornamentals 

Holland, Amanda (2007-05-15)
Woody ornamental shrub production often requires multiple prunings to promote branching and compaction. Pruning, a labor-intensive practice that results in a loss of plant biomass, often lengthens production time but is ...

Determining a Maturity Index and the Effect of Chilling Requirments, and Cytokinin Applications on Three New Kiwi Cultivars 

Wall, Clinton (2006-08-15)
The kiwi industry in Alabama is small but has potential for strong growth. Alabama’s climate shares many similarities to several large production regions around the world, including China and New Zealand. But in order for ...

Determining the effective pollination period and effects of crop load reduction on AU kiwifruit cultivars 

Thompson, Andrew (2014-07-11)
The objectives of this research were to determine the effective pollination period (EPP) of ‘AU Golden Sunshine’ (Actinidia chinensis) and ‘AU Fitzgerald’ (A. deliciosa), and to determine effectiveness of lateral bud or ...

Development of a More Sustainable Sweetpotato Production System in Alabama 

Stone, Amanda (2005-12-15)
Field experiments were conducted from 2003-2005 to evaluate the influence of grass and legume cover crops, no-tillage, and varying rates of nitrogen on commercial sweetpotato production. Cover crops used for the no-till ...

The Development of a Statewide Trial, Evaluation, and Promotion Program: Trialing Summer Annuals 

Swindle, Christopher Wayne (2012-12-07)
The “Green Industry” is a term that encompasses many agricultural occupations such as turfgrass production, retail garden centers, ornamental plant production, and the landscape installation and maintenance industry. Two ...

DNA fingerprinting of Castanea species in USA 

Li, Xiaowei (2011-08-08)
Two Castanea species (C. dentata, the American chestnut, and C. pumila, var. pumila, the Allegheny chinkapin, and var. ozarkensis, the Ozark chinkapin) are native to the USA. It has been difficult to differentiate the ...

Effect of Acacia Gum on Bare Root Nursery Crops and in Cutting Propagation 

Creel, Sarah (2006-08-15)
The effects of acacia gum on bare root ‘Karl Sax forsythia’ (Forsythia × intermedia ‘Karl Sax’) and ‘Merrill’ magnolia (Magnolia stellata ‘Merrill’) were examined, along with the effects of acacia gum on ‘Merlot’ Virginia ...

Effect of air and root-zone temperatures on growth and quality of indoor hydroponic lettuce 

Shi, Ran (2019-11-18)
An experiment was conducted in an environmental control chamber to determine the effects of air and root-zone temperature on growth of hydroponic lettuce (Lactuca sativa L. ‘Rex’). For each replication, lettuce seeds ...

Effect of Fertilizer Rate and Panel Orientation on Growth and Fruit Yield of Sweet ’n’ Neat Cherry Tomato in Greenhouse Vertical Production 

Yang, Zhuo (2017-07-28)
This study evaluated container production of Sweet 'n' Neat cherry tomato (Solanum lycopersium L.) using a novel, inexpensive A-frame vertical structure compared to a traditional horizontal bench production system in a ...

Effect of Hydroponic System Type on Growth and Nutrient Uptake of Lettuce (Lactuca sativa ‘Rex’) Irrigated with Aquaculture Effluent 

Hensarling, Kyle (2021-11-22)
Aquaponics (AP) combines the use of traditional hydroponic (HP) practices with aquaculture effluent which is used to irrigate and provide necessary nutrients to the plants. Current methods of HP production include Nutrient ...

The Effect of Irrigation Frequency on Growth and Physiology of Native Landscape Shrub Species 

Wilkin, Matthew (2007-12-15)
Studies were conducted utilizing the Horhizotron™ to evaluate horizontal root growth of Morella cerifera (L.) Small (syn. Myrica cerifera) (wax myrtle) and Illicium floridanum Ellis (Florida anise tree) when portions of ...

Effect of Provenance on Substrate pH Tolerance of Vaccinium arboreum 

Meador, Jonathan (2017-11-17)
Around 400 species of blueberry, huckleberry, and cranberry make up the Vaccinium genus found throughout the world. Commercial production of blueberries in North America has developed from using different Vaccinium species ...

Effect of Trans-Resveratrol on Shelf-Life and Bioactive Compounds in Satsuma Mandarin 

Cherukuri, Keerthi (2007-12-15)
Satsuma mandarin (Citrus unshiu Marc.) is an important citrus commodity grown in the Gulf Coast area of Alabama. Mandarins are regarded as a valued part of a nutritious diet and health benefits are attributed to vitamin ...

Effective Non-Traditional Weed Control in Container-Grown Nursery Crops 

Richardson, Ben (2006-12-15)
A series of experiments were conducted to evaluate container nursery crop tolerance and oxalis control with postemergence applied diuron as influenced by timely overhead irrigation. Intent was to identify an interval ...

Effective Pollination Period and Influence of Crop Load Management on AU Kiwifruit Cultivars 

Brantley, Ashley (2016-04-26)
Kiwifruit size and marketability is closely associated with successful pollination and crop load management. Commercial kiwifruit production often involves much effort to enhance pollination due to the inherent difficulties ...

Effects of a Nonionic Surfactant on Plant Growth and Physiology 

Yang, Xiaomei (2008-08-15)
With a continuous declining trend in the availability of groundwater or public surface water to greenhouse and container nurseries, nursery growers and researchers are searching for effective ways to reduce water use and ...

Effects of Acacia Gum on Post-harvest Quality of Cut Flowers 

Creel, Rachel (2006-08-15)
The U.S. cut flower market has shifted from domestically grown to imported products. Because of the extended time between harvest and reaching the consumer, there is need for improved post-harvest handling methods, ...

Effects of Application Method and Surfactants on Control of Yellow Nutsedge with Drip-Applied Herbicides in Polyethylene-Mulched Tomato 

Monday, Tyler Anthony (2014-05-02)
Use of polyethylene mulch in vegetable production provides many benefits including improved weed control; however, not all weed species are adequately controlled. Yellow nutsedge (Cyperus esculentus L.) can penetrate ...