Image Number: 1571761

Photographer:
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

You must attribute the work in the manner specified (but not in any way that suggests endorsement). You may not use this work for commercial purposes unless permission is granted by the photographer or copyright owner.

Image location:
Imperial County, California, United States

Subject

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Dilleniidae
Order: Violales
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Genus: Cucumis
Subject: Cucumis melo L
Node Affiliation:
Image uploaded:
Monday, August 17, 2009
Image last updated:
Monday, June 18, 2012