Watermelon is a vining annual plant grown for its fleshy fruit.
Watermelon originates from Africa.
China leads the world in the production of Watermelon followed by Turkey and Iran.
Major Watermelon producing countries in the world are China, Turkey, Iran, Brazil, Uzbekistan, Algeria, United States, Russia, Egypt and Mexico.
In India, states producing Watermelon are Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Orissa, Gujarat, Punjab, Haryana, Assam, West Bengal, Karnataka, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Tamil Nadu.
Fruit is the most economically important part of Watermelon
Watermelon is a warm-season crop, growing best at a temperature range between 18°C and 28°C.
A cool night would ensure ample development of sugars in the fruit.
Watermelons grow best in sandy loam soil that drains easily. It also grows well in black soil and sandy soil.
Watermelon will yield best if soil is rich in organic matter and with a pH between 6.0 and 7.0.
The major challenges involve Biotic causes and Abiotic causes.
|Crop Stage||Products||Dosage||Method Of Application||Benefits|
|Basal fertilizer||Geoxol.COM||15 kg / hectare / application with basal fertilizer, if soil organic carbon (more than / equal to 0.5%) and bulk density (less than or equal to 1.6 g / cm3)||Soil Application||Rejuvenates soil for sustainable growth of crops|
|3 weeks after transplanting / sowing||Mycoxol4G||5 g per liter of water||Soil Drenching|
|Deficiency of Zinc||Nutrin Zn||1 g per liter of water, repeat if required.||Foliar Application||Corrects Zinc deficiency|
|Deficiency of Iron||Nutrin Fe||1 g per liter of water, repeat if required||Foliar Application||Corrects Iron deficiency|
|Vegetative Growth||PeakMAX||2 ml per liter of water||Foliar Application||Improves vegetative growth and reduces disease pressure|
|Vegetative Growth||Privid||3ml per liter of water||Foliar Application||Promotes vegetative growth|
|Vegetative Growth||Nutrin Combo Liquid||1 ml per liter of water||Foliar Application||Optimizes nutritional status|
|Pre-flowering||Amply5||3 ml per liter of water||Foliar Application||Triggers flowering|
|Fruit Setting||Silixol OSA||2 ml per liter of water||Foliar Application||Improves quality of produce and reduces impact of abiotic stress|
|Fruit development||CalSi-B++||1 g per liter of water||Foliar Application||Corrects nutrient deficiency|
|Fruit development||PeakMAX||2 ml per liter of water||Foliar Application||Reduces disease incidence|
|Deficiency of Iron||Nutrin Fe 12%||650 g / hectare / application, if soil Fe (less than 4.5 ppm),repeat application is recommended based on deficiency. Suitable for foliar sprays for crops grown on all types of soil.||Foliar spray||Corrects Iron deficiency|
|Deficiency of Iron||Nutrin Fe EDDHA 6%||2.5-5.0 kg / hectare / application, if soil Fe (less than 4.5 ppm),repeat application is recommended based on deficiency. Suitable for calcerous soils with pH above 7.5||Soil application||Corrects Iron deficiency|
|Deficiency of Boron||Nutrin Boron 20%||650 g / hectare / application, if soil Fe (less than 25 ppm),repeat application is recommended based on deficiency||Foliar spray||Corrects Boron deficiency|
|After 15-20 days of crop establishment||Mycoxol 4G||500 g/hectare/application, if soil pH (less than or equal to 7.5) and availble P (more than 15 kg/ha) - if fertigation is available||Soil application|
|After 15-20 days of crop establishment||Mycoxol Granules||10-20 Kg/ha/application, depending upon soil properties - if crop is on flood irrigation||Soil application|
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