- 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.