Influence of Seedbed Configuration on Growth, Development, and Yield in Muskmelon

in Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science
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Frank J. DainelloTexas A&M University Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Uvalde, TX 78801

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R. R. HeinemanTexas A&M University Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Uvalde, TX 78801

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James Mulkey Jr.Texas A&M University Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Uvalde, TX 78801

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Abstract

Four seedbed configurations, north-sloped, south-sloped, mid-bed trenched, and standard flat-topped beds, were evaluated for influence on plant growth, development, and yield in ‘TAM Uvalde’ muskmelon (Cucumis melo L.). The most desirable growth rate and yield pattern was produced in mid-bed trenches. This configuration significantly increased early yield. Early season yield (June harvest) was 8670 kg/ha or 48% of total yield for the mid-bed trenched treatment as compared with 7170 (38%), 4730 (32%), and 3380 kg/ha (20%), respectively, for the south-sloped, standard, and north-sloped beds.

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Date received May 14, 1981.

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