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THE USE OF BIODEGRADABLE MULCH FOR TOMATO AND BROCCOLI PRODUCTION: CROP YIELD AND QUALITY, MULCH DETERIORATION, AND GROWERS' PERCEPTIONS
Biodegradable mulch may offer the benefits of polyethylene mulch for crop production with the added benefit of biodegradability. Four studies were carried out in Mount Vernon, WA to evaluate biodegradable mulch for tomato (
Identification, isolation and characterization of mildew resistance locus O in rosaceae
The economically important plant family Rosaceae consists of over 100 genera and 3,000 species that include many important fruit, nut, ornamental, and wood crops. Its members represent diverse biological systems which ...
Root Health Management in Raspberry Production Systems
Red raspberry (Rubus ideaus) production is a vital component of Washington's agriculture. Two soil borne pathogens, Phytophthora rubi (Pr) and Pratylenchus penetrans (Pp) affect root health in raspberry. In a survey of ...
EFFECTS OF WOOD CHIP MULCHES ON WEED SUPPRESSION AND WOODY PLANT ESTABLISHMENT
Suppressing weeds and enhancing desirable plant establishment are important when installing or maintaining landscapes. Two woodchip mulches of different particle sizes and origin were applied at different depths to assess ...
CALCIUM/CALMODULIN-BINDING PROTEINS AND THEIR ROLE IN REPRODUCTIVE DEVELOPMENT AND STRESS RESPONSES IN PLANTS
It has been well documented that calcium/calmodulin signaling plays important roles in plant growth, development and responses to environmental stimuli. In recent years, a variety of calcium/calmodulin-binding proteins ...