Melons

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 mildew has been verified in Berrien County on July 24, 2018. The downy mildew... 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 be less susceptible to the bacteria or pathogens... 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 blight. Here’s what to look for to tell the different diseases apart.... 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, produced at the Caito Foods facility in Indianapolis, because these products have the potential to... 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 to combat gummy stem blight and powdery mildew, two of the most damaging diseases in... 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 produce aisle, on restaurant tables and in consumers’... 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 environmental impact of producing this favorite summertime fruit. University of Georgia horticulturist Cecilia... 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 year the NWPB is conducting Sustainability Research for the industry. The project is important for the NWPB... more »


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