Sweetness, texture keys for Georgia watermelons

Usually, Georgia watermelon growers aspire to produce high yields of a sweet crop, but they shouldn’t ignore firmness and texture, according to Tim Coolong, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension vegetable horticulturist.

“Sweetness is a major component to watermelons, but without the right flesh firmness, the overall texture can be unpleasant,” Coolong said. “Consumers don’t like that.”

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How the FSMA produce rule defines a ‘farm’

The FSMA Produce Safety Rule was passed in 2011, and most parts are only just now starting to take effect.

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United Fresh Start Foundation hosts fundraiser for kids’ access to produce

Study reveals bees’ best wildflowers

LidoChem new fertilizer offers improved stress tolerance

Seneca Foods in Modesto to hold auction of equipment

California’s slice of the Specialty Crop Block Grant: $22.6M

Texas church harvests its 14.5-acre garden

Paris Four Seasons hotel tries growing its own vegetables

Great Lakes EXPO speakers to cover labor environment

At this year’s Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO, several sessions will focus on the agri-labor market.

Here’s a preview of what you can expect from those sessions.

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Artichokes might work in Florida, scientist finds

While California grows 99 percent of the nation’s artichokes, the edible plant high in antioxidants might get a chance to grow in the Sunshine State.

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Farm markets report prices, strategy

For as long as growers have been selling their veggies at market, they’ve stretched their necks to look at what the other folks charge.

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Specialty crop interests, other farmers part of $102.7 million plan Specialty crop interests, other farmers part of $102.7 million plan

Organic Grower Summit schedules Grower Roundtable

WSU Honey Bee and Pollinator Research Facility planned

The world’s food supply depends in large part on pollinators including th... more

Array of methods needed to curb the pesky squash vine borer

The squash vine borer (Melittia curcubitae) is a menace to squash, zucchini... more

DowDuPont names senior leaders of Corteva Agriscience, DuPont

DowDuPont names senior leaders of Corteva Agriscience, DuPont

DowDuPont (NYSE : DWDP ) Sept. 17 named the senior leaders of the i... more

NIFA invests $1.8M in methyl bromide transition research, outreach

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) recently announced f... more

Watch for late blight, botrytis gray mold in high tunnel tomatoes

This fall as temperatures drop, dew periods extend, and the skies... more

Research set to protect onions, grapes from pests and diseases

Trade mission to China scheduled by Michigan ag director

MSU names DeDecker to head Upper Peninsula research, Extension

California ag labor ruling prompts industry responses

Kluting new national director of Gallagher’s Food, Agribusiness

Strawberry purchasers want sustainable production

Hurricane Florence prompts reminders from USDA

Industry relations team enhanced by United Fresh Produce Association

Canada to invest $18 million in pulse crop research

Costco ‘Meet the Grower’ events coming at Organic Grower Summit


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