Horticulture Research Station

Effect of Soil Mulching and Cultivar for Improved Winter Squash Production

Authors: Shillah Kwikiiriza (Iowa State University) , Gail R. Nonnecke (Iowa State University) , Francis Akitwine (Iowa State University) , Lee Burras (Iowa State University) , Ajay Nair (Iowa State University)

  • Effect of Soil Mulching and Cultivar for Improved Winter Squash Production

    Horticulture Research Station

    Effect of Soil Mulching and Cultivar for Improved Winter Squash Production

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Abstract

Kabocha squash is a winter squash derived from local Japanese squashes of the species Cucurbita maxima of the Cucurbitaceae family and is known commonly as Japanese pumpkin. The aim of this project was to evaluate the effect of soil mulch (±) on two types of cultivars (open-pollinated and hybrid) in two different soil types in Iowa. Results from this study will determine effects on soil moisture and temperature levels, plant yield, and relative sugar content of squash fruit at harvest and after curing and storage.

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Kwikiiriza, S., Nonnecke, G. R., Akitwine, F., Burras, L. & Nair, A., (2022) “Effect of Soil Mulching and Cultivar for Improved Winter Squash Production”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2021(1), 7–8.

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Published on
01 Jun 2022