Melons

Purdue Fruit and Vegetable Field Day registration opens

Registration is open for Purdue Fruit and Vegetable Field Day. The university is inviting fruit and vegetable growers to participate in Purdue Extension's annual event, which is scheduled for July 20 from 9 a.m. to 1... more »

California cantaloupe growers report delayed planting

California cantaloupe farmers are overjoyed with the amount of rainfall received this winter and for the welcome relief to severe drought conditions that have impacted growing areas for the past several years. Although rainfall was... more »

AgBiome’s Theia fungicide approved in California

AgBiome Inc.’s Theia fungicide can be used throughout the U.S. to treat numerous plant diseases in fruit, vegetable and tree nut crops, with the recent approval by California regulators. Theia fungicide is the second proprietary solution... more »

Stokes Seeds names Mid-Atlantic area manager

Stokes Seeds has hired Frank Kern as territory manager for eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Kern will be responsible for seed and service to growers in the region, providing commercial vegetable seed recommendations and collaborating... more »

Hurricane Ian disaster assistance available to Florida growers

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently visited Florida production sites to survey the impact of Hurricane Ian and meet with producers affected by the storm. During the visit, the Secretary highlighted efforts by the U.S Department... more »

UF research uses UV light for powdery mildew on cantaloupe

University of Florida scientists want to help farmers in Florida and across the globe to fight a common cantaloupe killer: downy mildew. Even with fungicides, producers struggle to control powdery mildew. Thanks to research at... more »

Watermelon research is good news for consumers

Watermelon consumers tend to have higher overall diet quality than non-watermelon consumers, according to a recent study. The National Watermelon Promotion Board (NWPB) recently partnered with Nutrition Impact LLC on a research project to “determine... more »

Westside Produce’s Jim Malanca plans to leave post

Jim Malanca, the longtime vice president of sales and marketing for Westside Produce, a major melon grower, is planning to leave his position. For 40 years, Malanca has helmed melon sales as a company owner... more »

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