Nitrogen on cantaloupes: Fertilization tends to increase fruit size and reduce culls but does not affect mosaic infection and yield
AuthorsF. W. Zink
G. N. Davis
Authors AffiliationsF. W. Zink is Assistant Specialist in Truck Crops, University Of California College Of Agriculture, El Centro; G. N. Davis is Associate professor of Truck crops, university of California College of Agriculture, Davis.
Hilgardia 5(6):9-9. DOI:10.3733/ca.v005n06p9. June 1951.
Heavy nitrogen fertilization of cantaloupes does not lessen the severity of infection caused by the mosaic virus, nor does it increase the yield of marketable fruit. It increases cantaloupe size and reduces the number of culled fruit.
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