How to improve yield in watermelon with the help of irrigation

  • Watermelon responds very much to irrigation but it can not withstand waterlogged conditions.
  • It is generally cultivated as a spring-summer crop in which the frequency of irrigation is very important.
  • The crop should be irrigated at 3-5 days intervals.
  • Soil moisture stress during pre-flowering, flowering, and fruit development stage drastically reduce yield.
  • Irrigation should be stopped during ripening as it adversely affects fruit quality and promotes fruit cracking.

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