Strip-tillage and Row Cover Use in Organically and Conventionally Grown Muskmelon Tillman, Jennifer Nair, Ajay Batzer, Jean Gleason, Mark 2018-02-13T21:45:43.000 2020-06-30T03:47:57Z 2020-06-30T03:47:57Z Wed Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2014 2014-02-21 2014-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>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.</p>
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.identifier archive/
dc.identifier.articleid 3028
dc.identifier.contextkey 5175597
dc.identifier.s3bucket isulib-bepress-aws-west
dc.identifier.submissionpath farms_reports/2020
dc.language.iso en
dc.relation.ispartofseries RFR A1329
dc.source.bitstream archive/|||Fri Jan 14 22:21:22 UTC 2022
dc.subject.disciplines Agricultural Science
dc.subject.disciplines Agriculture
dc.subject.disciplines Horticulture
dc.subject.disciplines Plant Pathology
dc.subject.keywords Horticulture
dc.subject.keywords Plant Pathology and Microbiology
dc.title Strip-tillage and Row Cover Use in Organically and Conventionally Grown Muskmelon
dc.type article
dc.type.genre muscatine_island_farm
dspace.entity.type Publication
Original bundle
Now showing 1 - 1 of 1
No Thumbnail Available
284.5 KB
Adobe Portable Document Format