Chicoric Acid Levels in Commercial Basil (Ocimum basilicum) and Echinacea purpurea Products

In this study researchers evaluated the chicoric acid concentrations in dried and fresh basil (Ocimum basilicum) products available to consumers and how these concentrations compare to those from E. purpurea plant and products.

Spraying Leaves of Pear Nursery Trees with Urea and Copper Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid Alters Tree Nitrogen Concentration Without Influencing Tree Susceptibility to Phytophthora syringae

The specific objectives of the study were to determine whether susceptibility of field-grown pear trees to P. syringae is related to N concentration in stems and is altered by spraying trees with urea or the defoliant CuEDTA at different times in the autumn before and after inoculation with the pathogen.

Cold Tolerance of Container-grown Green Ash Trees is Influenced by Nitrogen Fertilizer Type

Nursery Crops
Using green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica) trees as a model for fast-growing shade trees, the objective of this study was to determine whether N application rate and fertilizer type differentially influence cold tolerance of green ash.

Bud Necrosis of Green Ash Nursery Trees is Influenced by Nitrogen Availablity and Fertilizer Type

Nursery Crops
The objectives of this study were to determine whether bud necrosis in green ash was associated with tree N status, and whether green ash trees containing the same amount of N from different types of fertilizer exhibited similar amounts of bud necrosis.

Simple Linear Regression and Reflectance Sensitivity Analysis Used to Determined the Optimun Wavelengths for the Nondestructive Assessment of Chlorophyll in Fresh Leaves Using Spectral Reflectance

This study was conducted to 1) evaluate whether simple linear regression in combination with reflectance sensitivity analysis can be used to determine optimal wavelength (OW) for Chl assessment using reflectance; and 2) evaluate the importance of using OW in the development of Chl-related reflectance indices.

Nitrogen Availability Alters Mineral Nutrient Uptake and Demand in Container-grown Deciduous and Evergreen Rhododendron

Research was conducted using evergreen and deciduous Rhododendron cultivars. The objectives of this research were to determine whether N-availability in the growing medium alters (A) the rate of uptake of other nutrients; (B) allocation of other nutrients between different plant structures; and (C) plant demand for other nutrients as reflected in ratios of N to other nutrients (N-ratios).

A Survey of Vaccinium Cultural Practices in Australia Emphasizing Implications for Mycorrhizal Infection

A report based on a survey conducted in Australia of 171 blueberry growers in four Australian states to collect detailed information on cultural practices that have been shown to effect the infection of commercial plantings with ericoid mycorrhizal fungi (EMF).

Rate of Nitrogen Application During the Growing Season and Spraying Plants with Urea in the Autumn Alters Uptake with Urea in the Autumn Alters Uptake of Other Nutrients by Deciduous and Evergreen Container-grown Rhododendron Cultivars

Deciduous and evergreen cultivars of container-grown Rhododendron were used to determine whether spraying plants with urea in the fall altered 1) uptake of nutrients other than N in the year of application and the following growing season; and 2) allocation of nutrients other than N in the year of application and the following growing season.

Rate of Nitrogen Fertication During Vegetative Growth and Spray Applications of Urea in the Fall Alters Growth and Flowering of Florists' Hydrangeas

The purpose of this study was to determine: 1) how rate of N application during the vegetative stage of production influences plant growth; 2) whether plant N content before cold storage influences plant growth and flower development during forcing; and 3) whether urea sprays in the fall increase N storage before cold storage and plant growth and flower development during forcing.

Seasonal Variation in Growth, Nitrogen Uptake and Allocation by Container-grown Evergreen and Deciduous Rhododendron Cultivars

Nursery Crops

The intent of the study was to expand current knowledge of nitrogen (N) uptake and allocation by container-grown Rhododendron by characterizing the plant growth, the extent of N uptake, and the changes in N storage that occur during the autumn and winter.