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Sensory quality and mineral and glycoalkaloid concentrations in organically and conventionally grown redskin potatoes (Solanum tuberosum)
Triangle tests were used to determine if panellists could distinguish (by tasting) cooked wedges of potatoes grown organically, either with (+) or without (−) compost, and conventionally. Mineral andExpand
Differential effects of raw and composted manure on nematode community, and its indicative value for soil microbial, physical and chemical properties
A strong negative relationship is found between the abundance of non-plant parasitic and plantparasitic nematodes across all treatments and sampling times, thus supporting the utility of the ratio between non- Plant Parasitic and plant parasitic nematode as a useful soil quality indicator. Expand
Temperature, Moisture, and Seed Treatment Effects on Rhizoctonia solani Root Rot of Soybean.
The effects of temperature and soil moisture on infection and disease development by Rhizoctonia solani on soybean were studied individually. In addition, the anastomosis group of R. solani isolatesExpand
Anthocyanin Levels in Nine Lettuce (Lactuca sativa) Cultivars: Influence of Planting Date and Relations among Analytic, Instrumented, and Visual Assessments of Color
Leaf samples collected from field plots of nine lettuce cultivars established in the early (ES) and late (LS) summer of 2002 and 2003 in Celeryville, Ohio, were subjected to spectrophotometricExpand
Temperature and cultivar effects on anthocyanin and chlorophyll b concentrations in three related lollo rosso lettuce cultivars
Three closely related Lolla Rosso lettuce cultivars, varying primarily in the number of genes controlling anthocyanin concentrations, were subjected to different air temperatures in controlled environments to provide additional strong evidence that lettuce leaf pigment concentrations and growing temperatures are negatively related. Expand
Effects of organic transition strategies for peri-urban vegetable production on soil properties, nematode community, and tomato yield
Four organic transition strategies including tilled fallow (FA), mixed-species hay (HA), low intensity open-field vegetable production (FV) and intensive vegetable production under high tunnels (HT),Expand
Consumer liking and descriptive analysis of six varieties of organically grown edamame-type soybean
Abstract Six commercial varieties of organically grown edamame-type soybeans were compared using consumer testing and descriptive analysis. In the affective tests, 54 panelists rated pods and beansExpand
Planting date affects total glucosinolate concentrations in six commercial cabbage cultivars
Data suggest that planting date and cultivar effects on total glucosinolate concentrations in cabbage are largely independent, and climatic data suggest that higher air temperatures during head development of May- compared to June-planted cabbage induced plant stress and resulted in higher glucos inolates in May-placed cabbage. Expand
Impact of phytopathogen infection and extreme weather stress on internalization of Salmonella Typhimurium in lettuce.
Investigation of the influence of two types of plant stress on the internalization of Salmonella Typhimurium in iceberg lettuce found that the extent of internalization was only affected by water stress when lettuce was infected with LMV, whereas LMV-infected lettuce showed a significant increase in the levels of culturable bacteria in the roots. Expand