Melons

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 »

Watermelon growers work to produce a sweet crop, good texture

In Georgia, it’s planting season for watermelons. Usually, they 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... more »

Super Starr honeydew melons season starts

Super Starr International enters a new season of production with a high volume of honeydew melons available now until April. Grown in the fertile soil of Tecomán, Mexico, the Super Starr honeydew melons receive adequate... more »

Georgia melon grower, Extension agent honored at event

An awards breakfast Saturday, Jan. 13 at the Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference in Savannah, Georgia, honored local leaders in specialty agriculture. The awards were presented by Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association President... more »

Elumin fungicide registered for downy mildew in cucurbits

Walnut Creek, Calif.-based Valent U.S.A.'s Elumin Fungicide has been federally registered for controlling downy mildew in cucurbits. A new oomycete fungicide tool, Elumin adds effectiveness to rotational foliar fungicide spray programs, so that growers can... more »

Intercropping boosts vegetable production

The old ways could be the best ways when it comes to small-acreage vegetable production, according to a newly published article available through the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Jose Franco, a USDA Research Service... more »


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