Melons

Caito Foods recalls fresh-cut melon clamshells linked to illnesses

Caito Foods is voluntarily recalling a variety of fresh-cut melon products that were distributed in 16 states, saying they’re investigating reports of illnesses linked to the products. The voluntary... more »

Nominees sought for National Watermelon Promotion Board

The watermelon industry is seeking nominations of qualified watermelon producers and handlers for four seats on the National Watermelon Promotion Board. The industry will hold a nominating convention March 10, at 9:30 a.m. in French... more »

National Watermelon Promotion Board members named

Sixteen new members have been appointed to serve on the National Watermelon Promotion Board. The appointees will serve three-year terms from Jan. 1, 2019, to Dec. 31, 2021. Members appointed are: Dalton Willis Borders, Edinburg,... more »

Watermelon samples provided at 2018 Marine Corps Marathon

Athletes at the 2018 Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) were rewarded with fresh, hydrating watermelon upon crossing the finish line. As an event sponsor, the National Watermelon Promotion Board (NWPB) provided 48,000 samples of watermelon. Each... more »

Sweetness, texture keys for Georgia watermelons

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. “Sweetness is a major... more »

NIFA invests $1.8M in methyl bromide transition research, outreach

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) recently announced four Methyl Bromide Transition awards that will improve the management of major pests impacting U.S. watermelon production, tomato production. The multi-tactic research and extension outcomes from these... more »

Hazel trials technology with melon shippers

Hazel Technologies, a produce storage company with USDA, recently wrapped up a trial season with Dan Andrews Farms, a third-generation melon grower in San Joaquin Valley, California. With more than 30 years of experience growing melons, Dan... more »


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