Steam can more effectively combat food pathogens on cantaloupes than traditional removal methods. That’s the finding of an Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist in Pennsylvania. Dike Ukuku and his colleagues have demonstrated that a relatively inexpensive steam cleaner (designed to remove wallpaper and clean outdoor grills) can rid cantaloupes of common pathogens more effectively than existing techniques.
Vegetable Crop Irrigation Chart
This handout from the Oklahoma Beginning Farmer and Rancher Program lists, for several different vegetable crops:
– irrigation frequency,
– critical moisture period(s),
– rooting depth, and
– potential defects.