Guan, Wenjing, "Effects of Using Low Tunnel and Grafted Plants for Watermelon Production under Low Temperature Stress in Indiana" (2021). Midwest Vegetable Trial Reports. Paper 33.
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cold tolerance, rootstock, low tunnel, yield, stress
This study evaluated the effect of using low tunnel and grafted plants for early-season watermelon production in Indiana. Results of the study indicated that grafted seedless watermelon plants can better tolerate cold stress in the early watermelon season compared to non-grafted seedless watermelon plants. Grafted plants with ‘Camelforce’ rootstock had better old tolerance than that of ‘Carolina Strong Back’ rootstock. The effect of using low tunnels to improve plant survival rate under extreme weather conditions is limited, which depend on temperate stress and cold tolerance of the plants.