Melons

Crop mix keeps customers coming back for more

When the Erbs talk about the diversity of their crops, they're not exaggerating. They grow 74 varieties of heirloom tomatoes, 54 varieties of peaches and nectarines and more than 100 varieties of pump... more

Sweet corn, peaches pair well for Ohio grower

There aren't many young fruit and vegetable growers out there, and it worries Gordon Hahn. Hahn, 55, grows fruit, vegetable and grain crops in Huron, Ohio. His ... more

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James Edens, North Carolina watermelon industry supporter, dies

James Nathaniel Edens, Jr., 85, of Scotts Hill, North Carolina, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Mr. Edens was a long-time board mem... more »

Clemson researchers emphasize fungicides in fight against watermelon blight

South Carolina watermelon producers now have information they need to make their 2017 crops more profitable with the release of the updated Watermelon... more »

Squash bugs as pests of cucurbits in Michigan

Cucurbits in Michigan are vulnerable to squash bug damage throughout the growing season. Squash bugs prefer pumpkin and squash, but will feed on other... more »

Challenges await Georgia watermelon growers

The cost of controlling plant diseases combined with the cost of irrigation continues to push Georgia watermelon growers to become more innovative and... more »

New Seminis watermelon variety available

The Seminis Bottle Rocket watermelon variety is now available for U.S. growers to purchase; previously trialed under precommercial designation SV7112W... more »

Winter melons: A new crop for Michigan growers

Winter melon or Chinese wax gourd (Benincasa hispida) is used extensively in Southeast Asian cuisine. It is used in soups and stir fries of various ki... more »

Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Seedway partner for watermelon plant

Seminis Vegetable Seeds and Seedway are collaborating to sell Seminis watermelon plants through the Seedway Sowlogic plant program. In addition to bei... more »

UGA researchers fight fruit disease with naturally occurring bacteria

Georgia farmers struggle to control bacterial fruit blotch (BFB), but University of Georgia plant pathologists have discovered that naturally occurrin... more »

Obituary: Arnold H. Mack

Arnold H. Mack, a leader in the U.S. watermelon and potato industries, has died. Mack, who founded Mack Farms, in Lake Wales, Fla., a watermelon and p... more »

Van Groningen & Sons adds organic watermelons to line

Van Groningen & Sons, Inc. of Manteca, California will be adding organic seedless and organic mini personal size watermelons to their spring lineu... more »


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