Melons

Fire damages Rio Fresh onion warehouse facility

A structure fire caused significant damage to a large portion of key fresh onion packing facilities in south Texas. On March 31, fire struck Rio Fresh Inc.’s San Juan, Texas, warehouse and packing operations. According... more »

Martori Farms acquires Santa Rosa Produce to boost melon production

Martori Farms, a grower and shipper of melons nationwide, recently announced its acquisition of Santa Rosa Produce. The merging of the two well-known farms will increase the supply for high-demand melons and create more than... more »

Tips for commercial watermelon production

Watermelons can be a great crop for home production, as well as commercial production. Like most crops, watermelons should be planted on a well-drained site, and should not be planted in a low spot that... more »

Watermelon grower Scotty Raines named 2022 Georgia Farmer of the Year

For Scotty Raines, the best part of farming is watching the fruits of his labor – witnessing those tiny seeds crack through the ground, bursting with life. Awe and dedication have paid off for Raines,... more »

Irrigation is key to the success of controlled release fertilizer

For growers in the Suwannee Valley of Florida, using Best Management Practices (BMP) are more important than ever to efficiently irrigate their crops. At the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) North... more »

National Watermelon Promotion Board seeks directors

The National Watermelon Promotion Board (NWPB) will hold a nomination teleconference on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022 at 8 a.m. (PT) for district 4 and Wednesday, Feb. 16, at 10 a.m. (PT) for district 5 to nominate qualified watermelon producers and watermelon handlers to... more »

Nominations opening for watermelon promotion board

The National Watermelon Promotion Board (NWPB) will hold a nomination teleconference on Feb. 16 at 11 a.m. (EST) for District 4 and Feb. 16 at 1 p.m. (EST) for District 5 to nominate qualified watermelon... more »

Survey seeks grafting information from tomato and watermelon growers

Researchers at the University of Florida, collaborating with the Clemson University, North Carolina State University, Ohio State University, Pennsylvania State University, Kansas State University, Washington State University, University of Arizona, University of California, Davis, and... more »

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