Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

7-2015

DOI

10.13031/aim.20152182687

Conference Title

2015 ASABE Annual International Meeting

Conference Date

July 26–29, 2015

City

New Orleans, LA, United States

Abstract

Covers excluding insects are an alternative to pesticide control on cantaloupe and squash. Tests evaluated support structure and two types of cover material (spunbond polypropylene and polyethylene mesh) during mid-summer field conditions.

Sagging cover material over time suggested limiting distance between single supports to 2 m or less. Tennis balls atop single supports avoided cover damage better than rebar caps. Spunbond polypropylene had more tears and damage than polyethylene mesh during use. Wire hoops centered over the row, spaced 2.3 m along the row avoided cover damage while keeping material off the crop.

Comments

This proceeding is from 2015 ASABE Annual International Meeting, Paper No. 152182687, pages 1-8 (doi: 10.13031/aim.20152182687). St. Joseph, Mich.: ASABE. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

Language

en

Date Available

2015-08-06

File Format

application/pdf

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