Melons

National Watermelon Association hires new executive director

George Szczepanski, a Produce Marketing Association (PMA) and International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) veteran staffer, has been hired as the National Watermelon Association’s (NWA) new executive director. The appointment is scheduled to become effective on... more »

SE Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference kicks-off

Vegetable Growers News managing editor Chris Koger is attending the Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference in Savannah, Georgia. At the Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference, growers are attending sessions,... more »

Team Watermelon rehydrates Marines at DC marathon

The National Watermelon Promotion Board (NWPB) distributed watermelon to Marines at the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) in Washington, D.C. At the Oct. 30 event, the NWPB distributed 28,000 samples of watermelon to runners, friends, family... more »

Watermelon board to present consumer research

The National Watermelon Promotion Board will present its 2022 Watermelon Consumer Research Findings on Nov. 15. The NWPB and its consumer research partner, Aimpoint Research, will review consumers’ attitudes and awareness toward watermelon and compare... more »

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 »

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