Nutrient Uptake and Distribution in a Mature 'Pinot noir' Vineyard

Management
Report on a study undertaken to investigate nutrient uptake and distribution of mature Vitis vinifera L. 'Pinot noir' vines (23 to 24 years old) grown without irrigation in a region with low summer rainfall common to western Oregon vineyards.

Inoculation with Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi Alters Nutrient Allocation and Flowering of Freesia x hybrida

Geophytes
Study conducted to (1) determine whether addition of AMF inoculum into the growing medium of different Freesia x hybrida cultivars alters flower production, corm production, and corm chemical composition, and (2) to assess whether the other rhizosphere organisms present in the AMF inoculum play a role in plant response to inoculum.

Mycorrhizal Fungi in Rooting Substrate Influences the Quantity and Quality of Roots on Stem Cuttings of Hick’s Yew

Propagation
A report on research conducted to determine 1) whether the addition of vesicular–arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (VAMF) inoculum into the rooting substrate during cutting propagation increases rooting of hick’s yew and 2) how the quantity of VAMF inoculum influences the rooting of hick’s yew under nursery production conditions.

Soil Pasteurization and Mycorrhizal Inoculation Alter Flower Production and Corm Composition of Brodiaea laxa 'Queen Fabiola'

Bulbs
Research was conducted on the wild hyacinth 'Queen Fabiola' (Brodiaea laxa) to determine whether the addition of mycorrhizal inoculum into the growing medium of Brodiaea laxa altered aspects of flower production, corm production, and corm quality.

Preparation and Use of STS for Cut Rose Flowers

Nursery Crops
Information provided on the use of STS for cut roses based on previous research indicating STS improved the life of cut roses. The steps the authors include in the process are preparation of stock solution, deciding on treatment conditions, and preparing the solution.

Ethylene Effects on Roses - Growers May Need to Use STS

Nursery Crops
University of California, Davis affiliated study conducted on the ethylene effects on roses and the use of STS for cut roses. The authors address the effects of ethylene on different rose cultivars, effectiveness of STS, and practices to reduce ethylene damage.

Cut Flower Longevity of Peony

Greenhouse Crops
The Pennsylvania State University affiliated authors provide information on methods used to extend the longevity of cut flower peonies. Topics that are briefly discussed include cultivar selection, harvesting at the optimal growth stage, and storage techniques.

Peonies - Potential Forcing Crop

Greenhouse Crops
The University of California, Davis author examines the potential of forcing peonies as a greenhouse crop. The author provides background information on peonies along with the results and implications of the experiments conducted on the forcing potential of greenhouse grown peonies.

Aphids in Greenhouse Crops

Insects
The most common aphid species causing problems in greenhouse crops are the green peach aphid (Myzus persicae), melon/cotton aphid (Aphis gossypii), chrysanthemum aphid (Macrosiphoniella sanbomi), rose aphid (Macrosiphum rosae), potato aphid (M. euphorbiae), and the leaf-curling plum aphid (Brachycaudus helichrysi).

Root-Damaging Temperatures

Plant Stress
A report on root damaging temperatures for different plant species used in the landscaping and nursery industries. The Oregon State University affiliated author provides a list of deciduous and evergreen plants species and corresponding temperatures for root damage.

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