Melons

Crop mix keeps customers coming back for more

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 nectarines and more than 100 varieties of pump... more

Sweet corn, peaches pair well for Ohio grower

There aren't many young fruit and vegetable growers out there, and it worries Gordon Hahn. Hahn, 55, grows fruit, vegetable and grain crops in Huron, Ohio. His ... more

Hazera showcases melon varieties in Spain

Hazera company showed off innovative melon varieties recently at the Watermelon & Melon days held in Murcia, Spain. Hazera presented a range of... more »

Downy mildew found in Michigan cucumbers in 2018

Growers on the west side of Michigan should consider fungicide sprays for cucumbers and melons (watermelons, cantaloupe, muskmelon) now that downy mil... more »

Cantaloupe project seeks variety less susceptible to bacteria

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 »

Watch out for fungal diseases on melons

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 »

Caito Foods voluntarily recalls fresh cut melon products

Caito Foods is voluntarily recalling fresh cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe and fresh-cut mixed fruit containing one of these melons, produc... more »

Rhyme fungicide now available for use in watermelon

FMC Agricultural Solutions is marketing Rhyme fungicide for use in watermelon crops, excluding California. “Rhyme fungicide is a powerful tool t... more »

Watermelon growers set for strong production year

The table is set for more watermelon this season, say officials in the National Watermelon Promotion Board. Watermelon’s prevalence in the produ... more »

Research aimed at stopping gummy stem blight in the greenhouse

Georgia watermelon growers who have a targeted, informed disease management plan for gummy stem blight disease could save money and lessen the environ... more »

National Watermelon Promotion Board’s sustainability survey

The National Watermelon Promotion Board is conducting a Sustainability Research Survey. The following information includes more explanation:  "This... more »

Watermelon growers work to produce a sweet crop, good texture

In Georgia, it’s planting season for watermelons. Usually, they aspire to produce high yields of a sweet crop, but they shouldn’t ignore firmness ... more »


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