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Cover Crops as an Integrated Approach for Pest Suppression and Pollinator Promotion in Arkansas Watermelon Production Systems

Evidence has shown that certain cover crops can increase beneficial insects and suppress disease in the following cash crop. They can also provide important resources to pollinators. In order to build a better understanding of how cover crops impact insects and disease in Southeastern watermelon production systems, this study sought to investigate a variety of winter cover crops and cover crop mixtures that could be utilized by growers in this region.

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