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Table 7 Effect of deficit irrigation rates, cultivars and rootstocks on costs and benefits of cantaloupe plants as the average between seasons 2015 and 2016

From: Utilization of grafting technique for sustaining cantaloupe productivity and quality under deficit irrigation water

cv.RootstockAverage between seasons 2015 and 2016
Costsa (L.E./plant)Yieldb (kg/plant)Benefitsc (L.E./plant)Savingd (L.E./plant)
100%75%50%Mean100%75%50%Mean100%75%50%Mean100%75%50%Mean
VeletaCobalt2.362.332.302.335.0695.0272.6134.23612.6712.576.5310.5910.3110.244.238.26
Strong Tosa2.362.332.302.331.4661.5100.7101.2283.673.771.783.071.311.44lose0.74
Non-grafted2.112.082.052.083.6853.2591.6752.8739.218.144.197.187.106.062.145.1
Mean2.282.252.22 3.4063.2651.666 8.528.164.167 6.245.91.95 
Mean of Veleta2.252.786.954.70
IdealCobalt2.612.582.552.583.8924.1012.3663.459.7310.255.928.637.127.673.376.05
Strong Tosa2.612.582.552.585.8486.1353.2705.0814.6215.348.1812.7112.0112.765.6310.13
Non-grafted2.212.182.152.183.4943.5011.6922.908.748.754.237.246.536.572.085.06
Mean2.482.452.42 4.414.582.449.0011.0311.456.11 8.559.003.69 
Mean of Ideal2.453.819.537.08
Rootstocks and water levels
Cobalt2.492.462.432.464.484.562.493.8411.2011.416.239.618.728.963.807.16
Strong Tosa2.492.462.432.463.663.821.993.159.159.564.987.896.667.102.565.44
Non-grafted2.162.132.102.133.593.381.682.898.988.454.217.216.826.322.115.08
Mean water2.382.352.32 3.913.922.05 9.779.805.14 7.407.462.82 
  1. aCosts included the price of treatments (Seedling and water amounts) where:
  2. Grafted Veleta =2.25 L.E., non-grafted Veleta =2 L.E (0.75 seedling + 1.25 controlling soil diseases such as fusarium welt)
  3. Grafted Ideal =2.35 L.E., non-grafted Ideal =2.10 L.E. (0.85 seedling + 1.25 controlling soil diseases such as fusarium welt)
  4. 1 M3 of water = 1 L.E. (100% ETc = 110 liter = 0.11 L.E., 75% ETc = 85 liter = 0.085 L.E. and 50% ETc = 55 liter = 0.055 L.E
  5. bYield (kg/plant) under treatments
  6. cBenefits were calculated as average price/2.5 L.E./kg
  7. dSaving (L.E./plant) = Benefits – Costs