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Research Article

Fruit and Soil Quality of Organic and Conventional Strawberry Agroecosystems

  • John P. Reganold mail,

    reganold@wsu.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, United States of America

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  • Preston K. Andrews,

    Affiliation: Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, United States of America

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  • Jennifer R. Reeve,

    Affiliation: Department of Plants, Soils and Climate, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, United States of America

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  • Lynne Carpenter-Boggs,

    Affiliation: Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, United States of America

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  • Christopher W. Schadt,

    Affiliation: Biosciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • J. Richard Alldredge,

    Affiliation: Department of Statistics, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, United States of America

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  • Carolyn F. Ross,

    Affiliation: School of Food Science, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, United States of America

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  • Neal M. Davies,

    Affiliation: Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, United States of America

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  • Jizhong Zhou

    Affiliation: Department of Botany and Microbiology, Institute for Environmental Genomics, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, United States of America

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  • Published: September 01, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0012346

About the Authors

John P. Reganold
Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, United States of America
Preston K. Andrews
Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, United States of America
Jennifer R. Reeve
Department of Plants, Soils and Climate, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, United States of America
Lynne Carpenter-Boggs
Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, United States of America
Christopher W. Schadt
Biosciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States of America
J. Richard Alldredge
Department of Statistics, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, United States of America
Carolyn F. Ross
School of Food Science, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, United States of America
Neal M. Davies
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, United States of America
Jizhong Zhou
Department of Botany and Microbiology, Institute for Environmental Genomics, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: reganold@wsu.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JPR PA JR LCB. Performed the experiments: JPR PA JR LCB CS CR ND. Analyzed the data: JPR PA JR LCB JRA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JPR PA CS CR ND JZ. Wrote the paper: JPR PA JR LCB. Set up and managed the overall study: JPR.