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.
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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 nectar... more
A proprietary plant growth regulator, called the BRANDT GlucoPro, debuted this week at the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Growers Conferen... more »
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue Nov. 14 announced the appointment of 16 members to serve on the National Watermelon Promotion Board. The appointees... more »
Athletes at the 2018 Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) were rewarded with fresh, hydrating watermelon upon crossing the finish line. As an event sponsor, th... more »
Usually, Georgia watermelon growers aspire to produce high yields of a sweet crop, but they shouldn’t ignore firmness and texture, according to Tim ... more »
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) recently announced four Methyl Bromide Transition awards that will improve the management of m... more »
Hazel Technologies, a produce storage company with USDA, recently wrapped up a trial season with Dan Andrews Farms, a third-generation melon grower ... more »
Hazera company showed off innovative melon varieties recently at the Watermelon & Melon days held in Murcia, Spain.
Hazera presented a range of... more »
Growers on the west side of Michigan should consider fungicide sprays for cucumbers and melons (watermelons, cantaloupe, muskmelon) now that downy mil... more »
University of Georgia scientists are assisting in a study to find a cantaloupe variety with less netting on the rind in the hopes that the fruit will ... more »
I’ve seen alternaria and anthracnose on melons so far this season, and have also had some calls with a concern about gummy stem blig... more »