Stoller's Root Feed Applied to Drip-irrigated Cantaloupes Enhances Productivity and Pest Tolerance

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  • 1 Stoller Enterprises Inc., Research & Development, Houston, TX, 77043

Root Feed is a product developed by Stoller Enterprises, Inc., to enhance crop productivity and quality. Weekly application of Root Feed in drip-irrigated crops was found to be the most effective frequency of application. Root Feed increased the number of the largest melons and total melons by over 50% and also increased fruit °Brix (soluble solids). Moreover, it was observed that a number of pests were suppressed with Root Feed, namely, whiteflies, a cucurbit virus, and downy mildew.