Melons

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 »

Why are twospotted spider mites such problems lately?

This has been an odd season, like most of them I guess, with lots of rain when we normally have drought and cool temperatures when we normally have heat. We have had problems this year... more »

Seedless watermelons focus of grafting study

Some people love to eat a juicy, seedless watermelon for a tasty, refreshing snack during a hot, Florida summer day. University of Florida scientists have found a way to stave off potential diseases while retaining... more »

Cucumber downy mildew confirmed in Dorchester County, Maryland

Downy mildew on cucumber was confirmed in Dorchester County, Maryland on June 21. The cucumber crop should be protected with a fungicide that targets downy mildew. There are several fungicide options available: visit here. Orondis... more »


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