Pre-sidedress Nitrate Test in Pumpkins

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2004: $1,121.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2004
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $215.00
Region: Northeast
State: New Jersey
Project Leader:
Erin Hitchner
Grant J. Hitchner Farm


  • Vegetables: peas (culinary)


  • Crop Production: double cropping, nutrient cycling, application rate management, tissue analysis
  • Production Systems: general crop production

    Proposal summary:

    Excessive nitrogen reduces the yields of pumpkins, and this farm trial grant will use the pre-sidedress nitrate test to determine if additional nitrogen needs to be applied to a pumpkin crop that follows an early planting of peas. Outreach will be through an article in the Rutgers Plant and Pest Advisory.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.