Melons

G&R Farms hires Vidalia onions veteran

G&R Farms has added Rawls Neville as sales manager. A Vidalia onion industry veteran, Neville joined the third generation southeast Georgia Vidalia onion grower on April 1. Neville began his career as a farm hand... more »

Customers focus of Enza Zaden departments reorganization

In a change that reflects global seed breeder Enza Zaden’s awareness of accelerated change in the seed industry, the company has integrated two of its departments. During the past three years, Enza Zaden integrated departments... more »

Pumpkins and resistance to powdery mildew

A plant’s genetic resistance to diseases is something researchers actively pursue across the country. In many specialty crops, the persistent diseases threaten to cut yields and growers’ bottom lines.  Resistance, however, is not immunity, so... more »

Wildfires threaten Texas panhandle growers

Texas’ growers in the state’s Panhandle and northwest region face imminent catastrophic losses as five wildfires threaten the region. More than 850,000 acres have burned, and several fires are still not fully contained, according to... more »

Avoiding errors helps Leger & Son successfully grow watermelons

Before Leger & Son can harvest a single watermelon, there are many considerations: soil health, pests and disease challenges, and water availability. Nearly six decades after the family began farming watermelons, the third-generation company grows... more »

Researchers attack emerging threat to watermelon, cucumber production

Growers of cucurbits — which include melons, pumpkin, squash and cucumbers — face numerous challenges in production, leading to decreased profitability and less produce on grocery shelves. Weeds, insect pests and plant diseases are prominent... more »

Michigan Vegetable Council honors Main Farms, Rebecca Grumet

The Michigan Vegetable Council has chosen Main Farms, Six Lakes, as the recipient of the Master Farmer Award and Dr. Rebecca Grumet as the Master Farmer Associate Award honoree for 2023. The Main family and... more »

Ark Foods introduces mini watermelons

Ark Foods, the modern-day farming company on a mission to showcase the magic of vegetables, is expanding into fruit with a pilot project for watermelons. The company has a trial of four specialty watermelon varieties,... more »

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