Search PMN  

 


Impact
Statement

 






Cover Crops of Hybrid Common Vetch Reduce Fusarium Wilt of Seedless Watermelon in the Eastern United States

A. P. Keinath, R. L. Hassell, K. L. Everts, and X.-G. Zhou

September 2010

Research

The objectives of this study were to: (i) compare ‘Cahaba White’ hybrid common vetch to hairy vetch for suppression of Fusarium wilt; (ii) compare vetch cover crop performance in South Carolina and Maryland; (iii) determine if vetch cover cropping improved control of Fusarium wilt with a cultivar moderately resistant to race 1 planted in soil infested with a mixture of races; and (iv) calculate the economic costs and returns of vetch cover cropping in seedless watermelon production.

doi:10.1094/PHP-2010-0914-01-RS

View Article | Subscribe