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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Downy Mildew Confirmed in Northeast Ohio Field, New Recommendations Made for Michigan Growers

On June 20, downy mildew was confirmed in an unsprayed cucumber field located in Medina County, Ohio, according to Michigan State University Plant Pat... more »

Outlook Mixed for Supply of Workers

The shortage of farm workers growers had been fearing had not shown up by Memorial Day. And with Congress hotly debating new immigration policy that m... more »

Farm’s Fates Hinge on Immigration Bill

Rick Bradford, a pepper and watermelon grower from La Quinta says not even the bonuses he's offering this season have attracted enough farmworkers to ... more »

To Contain Virus, Farmers, Gardners Being Asked to Destory Melon Crop

The only thing that may save the area's melon crops, whether grown commercially or in backyard gardens, is to not grow any melons, squash or cucumbers... more »

Fungal Disease Showing Up On Watermelon, Cantaloupe

Powdery mildew is showing up on watermelon and cantaloupe plants in south Georgia and is expected to move into South Carolina, according to Anthony Ke... more »

Okla. Declares Watermelon State Veggie

Oklahoma already has the strawberry as its official fruit, so the state Senate cleared the way Tuesday to declare the watermelon the state vegetable. ... more »

High Tunnels Bring High Returns

Production of fruit and vegetables in high tunnels is growing rapidly, with new growers and new crops finding their comfort zone under those plastic r... more »

Search for Taste Leads to Rediscovering Old Tomato Varieties

Heirloom tomatoes aren't just "the old kind" like your folks grew in the garden when you were really young. They may be old, but many are unfamiliar t... more »

Pumpkin Farm Expands Its Options

Twenty-five years ago, Ralph and Janice Jutte bought Pigeon Roost Farm in Hebron, Ohio, about 25 miles east of Columbus. They bought the farm because ... more »

Straw ‘Tractor’ Hauls in Customers

Gro-Moore Farms claims to have the largest John Deere in North America. It's about 18 feet tall and 30 feet long. An "unbelievable" number of people h... more »


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