Melon Farming Articles

  • USDA research study finds UVC lights improve quality, shelf life of cut Cantaloupe

    A research study conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service has found that high-output ultraviolet-C (UVC) lights are effective in improving the quality and shelf life of fresh-cut cantaloupe melon. The findings of the study, which used high-output UVC lights manufactured by Steril-Aire, Inc., have far-reaching implications because the $15 billion fresh-cut ...


  • Bioactive compounds obtained by immobilisation of serine protease inhibitors

    We studied the preparation of polymeric membranes formed of solutions of poly–3–hydroxybutyrate (PHB) and chitosan. PHB–chitosan biomaterials from these solutions may form various structural types, which determine the biodegradation time, the adsorption capacity, and the kinetics of the release of medicinal compounds from polymeric matrices. Serine protease inhibitors, SERPINs, continue to catch ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Stud case study

    A major vegetable grower in Lantokia, Fiji, using soilless culture systems began to trial Amnite A-100. His crops consisted principally of lettuce, tomatoes, capsicums, cucumbers, zucchinis and melons. Before the trials they had been plagued with root diseases, mosaic virus and insect attack, control of which required constant use of pesticides and ultraviolet lighting. The first trials commenced ...


    By Cleveland Biotech Ltd.

  • The effect of amendment of vegetable waste compost used as substrate in soilless culture on yield and quality of melon crops

    One of the main environmental impacts of forced systems in horticulture — such as plastic covered and soilless culture — is the generation of organic plant residues and substrate waste. Many people are keen on research and development of ecologically friendly substrates. Thus, leaching experiments have been carried out with distilled water to determine whether compost — from horticultural ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Influence of root exudates of watermelon on fusarium oxysporum f. Sp. Niveum

    Watermelon [Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. & Nakai var. lanatus] production in the same field without rotation of crops leads to disease buildup and poor yields. The purpose of this research was to evaluate the influences of root exudates produced by watermelon cultivars susceptible or resistant to the pathogen Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveum (FON). At low concentrations of root exudates ...

  • Summer cover crop and management system affect lettuce and cantaloupe production system

    Cover crops are widely used in both conventional and organic systems to protect and improve the soil. This study evaluated the effect of summer cover crop and management system on the production of fall romaine lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) and spring cantaloupe (Cucumis melo L.) from 1999 to 2003. Cover crop treatments included cowpea [Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.] incorporated (CPI), cowpea used ...

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