melon, Cucumis melo  (Violales: Cucurbitaceae) - 1571761

melon
Cucumis melo L

Descriptor: Field Preparation
Description: Early production of cantaloupe in the desert southwestern U.S. uses a mid-bed trench system.  The field is seeded in a trench in the top of the bed and covered in plastic to form a miniature greenhouse.  This protects plants from frost and heats soil to promote quick germination.  As plants enlarge, plastic will be removed.  January 1996
Image type: Field
Image location: Imperial County, California, United States

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Name: Gerald Holmes
Organization: California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo
Country: United States

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Image Number: 1571761

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