The rootstock effect in watermelon production

Balázs Gábor and Kappel Noémi and Fekete Dávid: The rootstock effect in watermelon production. In: Agrár- és vidékfejlesztési szemle, (6) 1. pp. 340-344. (2011)

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Watermelon production has a great tradition in Hungary. The experiment was set up at Medgyesegyháza Békés county in 2010, in cooperation with the company TÉSZ-ÉSZ Nonprofit Kft. Combination of 4 container watermelon varieties Lonci, Crimstar, Sprinter and Early Beauty and squash rootstocks of 2 different variety groups (Lagenaria and interspecific) were tested. Non-grafted and grafted plants, in accordance with the commonly used method of production, were planted out at different plant spacings in 4 repeats, meaning that non-grafted transplants were placed at a row width and plant spacing of 2.7 x 0.5 m (0.74 plants per m2 ) while grafted plants at 2.7 x 1 m (0.37 plants per m2 ). Using the results obtained, average yield per m2 was determined, as well as average fruit weight and yield per plant. At the pickings it was seen that the extremely wet and cool growing season had produced different effect on the disease susceptibility of the different graft combinations. On July 31st 2010, each graft combination was surveyed for its foliage using a scale ranging from 1 to 5 where the value 1 represented the greatest foliage loss. In the trial the container varieties were found to be preferably grafted onto rootstocks belonging to the Lagenaria type. The variety Argentario, tested also in the trial, is recommended.

Item Type: Article
Heading title: Poster presentation
Journal or Publication Title: Agrár- és vidékfejlesztési szemle
Date: 2011
Volume: 6
Number: 1
ISSN: 1788-5345
Page Range: pp. 340-344
Language: English
Publisher: Szegedi Tudományegyetem Mezőgazdasági Kar
Place of Publication: Szeged
Event Title: Traditions, innovation, sustainability (2011) (Hódmezővásárhely)
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Dinnyetermesztés
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: 344. p. ; ill. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 04. Agricultural sciences
04. Agricultural sciences > 04.01. Agriculture, forestry and fisheries
Date Deposited: 2022. Jun. 30. 11:21
Last Modified: 2022. Jun. 30. 11:21

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