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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 (
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 ...
QUANTIFYING EFFICIENCY AND ACCURACY IN THE WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY APPLE BREEDING PROGRAM
The Washington State University Apple Breeding Program just passed its 20th anniversary, released its third new variety and moved under new direction with breeder Kate Evans. The major program goal is to release a portfolio ...
Temperature and Genotype Influence Sweet Cherry Pollination Biology
In the Pacific Northwest of the U.S., the commercial productivity of several sweet cherry (Prunus avium L.) varities with outstanding fruit attributes is poor, such as `Tieton', `Regina' and `Benton'. Study of the reproductive ...
MODIFYING TUBER SIZE DISTRIBUTION, LOW TEMPERATURE SWEETENING AND TOLERANCE TO HEAT STRESS IN PROCESSING POTATOES (Solanum tuberosum L.)
Controlling tuber size distribution and the propensity for low temperature sweetening (LTS) of processing potatoes are key to optimizing quality and maximizing crop value. My research focused on (1) developing methods to ...
THEORETICAL AND EMPIRICAL EVALUATION OF EFFICIENCY OF MARKER-ASSISTED SEEDLING SELECTION IN ROSACEAE TREE FRUIT BREEDING
Most rosaceous tree fruit have long juvenility and large plant sizes, which makes traditional seedling selection (TSS), relying on phenotypic evaluation alone, time-consuming and expensive. Marker-assisted seedling selection ...