Rio Grande Basin Initiative

2003-04 Deliverables

Task 4 Research
Principal Investigator(s): Daniel Leskovar

  1. Develop water conservation strategies for poblano and red color bell pepper.
  2. Determine the effects of deficit irrigation under a SDI system on yield and quality of red, orange and yellow diploid and triploid watermelon.
  3. Screen and select drought tolerant pepper, watermelon and cantaloupe genotypes.
  4. Begin validation of crop coefficients for short-day onion under deficit irrigation and SDI.
  5. Present two abstracts on irrigation strategies at the annual meeting of the American Society for Horticultural Sciences.
  6. Complete and submit a manuscript on deficit irrigation for spinach (Co-PI: Piccinni).
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