Melons

Eagle Produce recalls cantaloupe due to salmonella concerns

Eagle Produce LLC, Scottsdale, Arizona, has recalled 6,456 cases of whole Kandy brand cantaloupe because of the possibility they may be contaminated with salmonella. The company issued the recall after a routine test by the... more »

Participate in VGN’s Seed Showcase

Seed companies have an opportunity to participate in Vegetable Growers News’ annual Seed Variety Showcase. This is a free service that allows growers to see the up-and-coming new varieties before making decisions on what to... more »

Georgia counties receive Hurricane Idalia disaster declarations

In response to Hurricane Idalia's damage, the federal government has approved disaster declarations for three south Georgia counties, two of which are major vegetable, berry, peach and pecan producers. Cook, Lowndes and Glynn counties received... more »

Sakata Seed of Mexico reaches 30th anniversary

Sakata Seed of Mexico recently celebrated its 30th anniversary. The company began in August 1993 in Celaya, in the state of Guanajuato, with three employees. There are now more than 100 employees, including workers from... more »

PVGA contracts with management firm for executive leadership

Directors of the Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association (PVGA) have approved allowing a management firm to run their grower organization. Wanner Associates of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, will manage the PVGA. During a May 30 special board meeting,... more »

California melon growers applaud crop despite delay

California farmers say this season’s melon crop was delayed by about two weeks due to cool temperatures and wet fields, which affected early harvest of watermelons, cantaloupes and honeydews. It postponed melon deliveries to supermarkets... more »

UF disease, water info help Florida watermelon growers’ bumper crop

Excellent crop care including disease management and extended water and nutrient programs from University of Florida Extension personnel are important in helping Florida growers supply the watermelons that many Americans enjoy during the heat of... more »

Yvonne Morales, longtime Little Bear Produce employee, dies

Yvonne Morales, a longtime Little Bear Produce employee, died on June 20. She was 70. Morales, who joined the Edinburg, Texas, grower and shipper of onions, vegetables and melons... more »

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