Rio Grande Basin Initiative

2004-05 Deliverables

Task 4 Research
Principal Investigator(s): Daniel Leskovar

  1. Determine the effects of deficit irrigation under a SDI system on yield and quality of seeded (diploid) and seedless (triploid) watermelons with different flesh color.
  2. Evaluate irrigation rates under SDI system on habanero and poblano peppers.
  3. Begin validation of crop coefficients for short-day onion.
  4. Screen and select drought tolerant pepper, watermelon and spinach genotypes.
  5. Present four oral presentations/abstracts on deficit irrigation and crop strategies of poblano pepper, watermelon, and spinach at Horticultural Sciences meetings.
  6. Submit a manuscript on the impact of irrigation rates and location on watermelon.
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