Small-scale research plots and demonstrations of fertilizer application through a drip-irrigation system have inherent characteristics that make using commercial fertilizer injection systems difficult. Uniform fertilizer application, without excessive water, is essential for meaningful results in these small-scale, rate-specific studies. An inexpensive, easy to build, continuously diluting fertilizer injector is described. This injection system was reliable and provided uniform application under the confines of a low flow rate.
‘Red-N-Sweet’ is a high quality, Vermillion red-fleshed watermelon for local markets and home gardeners. Fruit reaches maturity in about 85 days from seeding. This cultivar has shown good field resistance to fusarium wilt [Fusarium oxysporum sp. niveum (E.F. Sm.) Snyder and Hansen].
‘Royal Blackeye’ southernpea [Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.] was released in 1985 by the Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station. This southernpea was developed primarily for local fresh market use. The purple hulls and blackeye seed coat pattern combination is unique among released cultivars.