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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Grafted watermelon stand survival after transplant in a high-wind area

Authors
item Davis, Angela
item King, Stephen - TEXAS A&M

Submitted to: Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative Report
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: May 16, 2006
Publication Date: December 3, 2007
Citation: Davis, A.R., King, S.R. 2007. Grafted watermelon stand survival after transplant in a high-wind area. Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative Report. 12-29:35-38 (2005-2006).

Interpretive Summary: Watermelon transplants are often subject to harsh environmental conditions shortly after transplanting. The major disadvantage of using transplanted watermelons is transplant losses, particularly under high wind, excessively dry, or excessively wet conditions. We studied the survival rate of watermelon transplants under different conditions environmental conditions and found that modifying the hardening off and transplant techniques not vary compared to a control.

Technical Abstract: Watermelon (Citrullus lantaus var. lanatus) transplants are often subject to harsh environmental conditions shortly after transplanting. Disadvantages of using transplanted watermelons are the potential for transplant losses, particularly under high wind, excessively dry, or excessively wet conditions. Survival rate of watermelon transplants under different environmental conditions was studied under different conditions and it was found that modifying the hardening off and transplant techniques resulted in no difference in transplant survivors one week after transplanting compared to controls.

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