Big issue in Watermelon Farm
Type of seed - Syngenta Sugar Queen
Date of Plantation - 15 March 2015
Problem started since last 2 weeks (20th April)
Temp range - 42 deg C - 46 deg C
Irrigation Type - Drip
Fruit Size - length ranging from 10cm to 30cm (some of them are more than 30 cms), Diameter 5cm to 25cms
Water management: a> Till flowering and small fruit size 1-2 hrs daily
b> Since last 5-7 days, gradually increased to 5 hours daily
1>Plants Getting dried and fruits of those plants getting hard, it is spreading, earlier farm was lush green and now it is getting dried
2>Curling of leaves changing color from dark green to pale yellow and finally dried
3>Fruits are cracking, some fruits are rotting at end.
Please let me know reasons what is going wrong and how to cure this.