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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 ...
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 ...
A PREDICTIVE GENETIC KNOWLEDGE FOR APPLE "FRESH SENSATION" PROVIDES INFORMATION TO INCREASE BREEDING EFFICIENCY IN WASHINGTON
Apple texture and flavor are fruit quality components that determine the success of new apple cultivars and consumer satisfaction. Better-tasting apples encourage greater consumption and health benefits. The combined suite ...
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 ...