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Effect of Low Pressure Fog and External Watering on the Fruit Quality of Korean Melon Grown in Sumer  [2016]

Shin, Y.S., Gyeongsangbuk-do Agricultural Research and Extension Services, Seongju, Republic of Korea Lee, J.E., Gyeongsangbuk-do Agricultural Research and Extension Services, Seongju, Republic of Korea Kim, M.K., Gyeongsangbuk-do Agricultural Research and Extension Services, Seongju, Republic of Korea Do, H.W., Gyeongsangbuk-do Agricultural Research and Extension Services, Seongju, Republic of Korea et al.

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The objective of this study was to examine the changes in temperature drop and fruit production due to low pressure fog system in plastic greenhouses during summer cultivation of Korean melon. The indoor temperature of plastic house was dropped by 7.6Celsius compared to control on July 26th, 2015 from 10:00 to 18:00. Fruit weight was smaller and lighter by 96g compared to control. The sugar content and color parameter were also enhanced due to application of low pressure fog system. The fraction of malformed fruits was decreased by 15.3% in plots where low pressure fog system was applied. The fraction of marketable fruit and yield were increased by 15.3% and 26% compared to control, respectively. As a result, high quality fruit production within plastic house of summer was increased by applying low pressure fog system and it is positively affected the drop of indoor temperature.

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ISSN : 2288-0992