Melons

Cantaloupe juice – the next big thing?

Summer in Georgia yields a bounty of fresh fruit and vegetables. In fact, Georgia is one of the top producers of cantaloupe in the U.S., and Georgia-grown watermelons and cantaloupes are the stars of summer... more »

New ARS Food and Nutrition Research Briefs issued

A pioneering concept using big data and computational biology has identified more than 1,500 phytochemicals in watermelon and innovative solutions have been proposed for the problems of off-flavors and blue-green algae in catfish. This information... more »

Mixed bag for California melon crop reported

As people get back to backyard celebrations this summer, California melon growers say demand for summer staples of watermelons, honeydews, cantaloupes and mixed melons remains high, though getting the crop to market has faced several... more »

Physiological leaf roll vs. growth regulator herbicide damage viewed

Leaf curling, cupping, and rolling in vegetables can be caused by virus diseases, aphid infestations, herbicides and growth regulators. We are currently finding physiological leaf roll and leaf curling due to exposure to growth regulator... more »

Watermelon biomass, yield compete with morningglory

Morningglory grows fast and is highly competitive. It emerges from up to three inches deep and is hard to control with soil-applied herbicides. New research from Purdue University on morningglory interference in watermelon shows even... more »

Conventional melon weed management in the Sacramento Valley

Sutter County, California, grows between 300 and 800 acres of fresh-market honeydew, mixed melon and cantaloupe each year. The fields vary between furrow and drip irrigation, with many fields in the Sutter Basin only receiving... more »

IPM brings higher watermelon yields

A field of watermelons can produce a more than a 25% higher yield under an integrated pest management (IPM) program than a program of a soil-drench insecticide at planting, followed by a sequence of foliar... more »

University of Florida helps watermelon industry nip disease in the bud

And as consumers around the nation enjoy slice after slice of cool watermelon this summer, they can thank a dedicated network of Florida growers and University of Florida scientists for this refreshing warm weather treat.... more »

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