Strip-tillage and Row Cover Use in Organically and Conventionally Grown Muskmelon

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2014-01-01
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Tillman, Jennifer
Nair, Ajay
Batzer, Jean
Gleason, Mark
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Growing muskmelon in a more sustainable way involves multiple management practices. Cover crops often are incorporated into the soil before planting the cash crop. However, they also can be “rolled” and used as a ground cover throughout the growing season. The cash crop is planted in small, tilled strips within the residue. This “strip-tillage” technique provides a weed-controlling, moisture-retaining mat that does not need to be removed at the season’s end, as plastic mulch does. The reduction in tillage can improve soil structure and health.

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