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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Members named to watermelon board

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack has appointed 13 members to serve on the National Watermelon Promotion Board. All of the appointees' terms will begin Jan. ... more »

Waterjet cutting shows promise for produce items

The use of high-pressure jets of water as a way to cut produce may be beginning to emerge as an alternative for fresh-cut processors.The technology fo... more »

EPA approves registration of Nimitz nematicide

Nimitz, a non-fumigant nematicide produced by Adama, has received federal registration from EPA.According to a company news release, the active ingred... more »

Farm finds u-pick strawberry niche

When the economy changed a few years ago, Darin and Jessica Jones decided to get out of the residential grading and hauling business and into farming.... more »

Nebraska grower wants H-2A fix

Andy Daniels has seen enough.The Columbus, Nebraska, vegetable grower has tried everything he can think of to ward off obstacles being erected by U.S.... more »

USDA seeks watermelon board nominees

USDA is seeking nominations for the National Watermelon Promotion Board. Applications for 13 open seats are due by June 2.The 37-member board includes... more »

Voters amend watermelon plan

USDA has announced that watermelon producers, handlers and importers have voted to amend the Watermelon Research and Promotion Plan importer eligibili... more »

Watermelon board members appointed

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack appointed 13 members to serve on the National Watermelon Promotion Board on Jan. 14. Appointments began immediately.Newly a... more »

Referendum set for watermelon growers

USDA has scheduled a referendum for eligible watermelon producers, handlers and importers.The referendum, scheduled for Jan. 13 through Jan. 27, 2014,... more »

California growers fighting tomato bindweed

Most of California's processing tomato growers have had their fair share of weeds to contend with. But in the past couple of years, field bindweed has... more »


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