When it comes to growing commercial watermelons, crop rotation, tillage, and a sound herbicide program are all often critical components for long-term success. This circular focuses on developing sound herbicide programs while minimizing crop injury when 1) transplanting into small-bed flat mulch, 2) transplanting into bareground, and 3) seeding into bareground. Large raised-bed mulch production is not addressed, but that information can be found on the methyl bromide alternatives circular found at gaweed.com or at your local Extension office. It is critical for growers to understand that their specific production practices may alter weed and crop responses; thus, growers must evaluate these programs on limited acres until gaining experience.

Status and Revision History
Published on Jan 11, 2016
Published with Minor Revisions on Jun 06, 2017

Stanley Culpepper Professor - Extension Weed Scientist, Crop & Soil Sciences Jenna Clair Smith Research Technician III, Crop & Soil Sciences
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