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Research trials examine potential benefits of cover crops in watermelon production

Amanda McWhirt, extension fruit and horticulture specialist for the Division of Agriculture, said two major research trials, being held at both the Southwest Research and Extension Center in Hope, and the Vegetable Research Station in Kibler, Arkansas, are examining the potential benefits of cover crops in watermelon production. A third trial, led by Matthew Bertucci, a research scientist for the Division of Agriculture’s Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station, will compare the yields of several seedless watermelon varieties under various growing conditions.

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