Melons

South Texas produce vet Marvin Davis dies

Longtime produce industry veteran Marvin Yale Davis, the founder of Tex-Mex Sales LLC, a Weslaco, Texas, grower-shipper of onions, vegetables and melons, died Oct. 31. Davis, 84, passed peacefully and leaves a legacy of loved... more »

Mid-Atlantic convention features Growing Farmers leader

A grower entrepreneur will be the keynote speaker for the 2023 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention. The show has also released information on its grower-oriented educational sessions. Michael Kilpatrick, who runs the online farmer education... more »

New report estimates Hurricane Ian damage

Hurricane Ian caused up to $1.8 billion in losses to Florida agriculture production and infrastructure, according to an Oct. 24 report from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS). While the damage estimate... more »

Harvest indicator marks Syngenta’s newest melon release

Syngenta Vegetable Seeds is making IDEAL Melon seed varieties more widely available to U.S. and Central American growers. The new melon is designed to combat inconsistencies in the Harper cantaloupe melon market, according to a... more »

UF releases first Hurricane Ian damage estimates

Hurricane Ian’s winds and rains caused a $1.56 billion hit to more than 5 million acres of Florida agricultural land, including vegetables and melons, according to initial estimates from University of Florida (UF) Institute of... more »

Growers assess Hurricane Ian damage

Florida growers are surveying damage to crops and property, following Hurricane Ian’s deadly landfall. Ian’s winds and rains caused massive human and property losses and harmed a variety of crops, from citrus to zucchini squash.... more »

Hurricane relief fund started for Florida growers

To aid farmers in recovering from Hurricane Ian, the Florida Farm Bureau has started a relief fund. The Hurricane Ian Relief Fund for Agriculture is designed to assist Florida farmers and ranchers affected by the... more »

Seminis watermelon, Jet Ski, ready to make a splash

A new watermelon variety from Seminis is designed to help growers make a splash in the early season market. The variety, Jet Ski, is a 45-count watermelon that meets high expectations for performance in the... more »

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