Review on Integrated Pest Management in Muskmelon

Publisher: ACS Publisher
Journal of Agriculture and Allied fields
First page: (55) Last page: (60)
Year: (2019), Volume: (1), Issue. (1)
Online ISSN: A/F

Review on Integrated Pest Management in Muskmelon

Gurmeet Singh and Manoj Sharma
Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kapurthala 144620 (Punjab) Corresponding Author email:

Online published on 02 Feb, 2019.


Muskmelon, also known as cantaloupe. Its high water content helps to stay hydrated during the hot season. Melons are divided into two groups namely Citrullus (water melons) and Cucumis (muskmelon-cantalupe group). The muskmelon is a member of the Cucurbitaceae family, which also includes cucumbers, watermelons and honey dew, Persian, Casaba, and Crenshaw melons. Muskmelon (Cucumis melo L.) is one of the most important crops grown all over the world (Kaur et al., 2017). It is highly relished because of its flavour, sweet taste and refreshing effect. It is a good source of dietary fibre, beta-carotene, folic acid, potassium, vitamins C and A. Muskmelon not only helps to stay healthy but is also good for skin and hair. A number of muskmelon hybrids and varieties are grown in different regions of India which are highly variable in shape, size, colour, netting, sweetness
and flavour.


Paddy straw, Burning, Crop-residue, Biochar, Mulch, Compost, Biogas.