Melons

Crop mix keeps customers coming back for more

When the Erbs talk about the diversity of their crops, they're not exaggerating. They grow 74 varieties of heirloom tomatoes, 54 varieties of peaches and nectarines and more than 100 varieties of pump... more

Sweet corn, peaches pair well for Ohio grower

There aren't many young fruit and vegetable growers out there, and it worries Gordon Hahn. Hahn, 55, grows fruit, vegetable and grain crops in Huron, Ohio. His ... more

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Why are my cucurbits wilting?

This season has been rough on cucurbit crops across the state and many growers are seeing cucurbits wilting in their fields. There are a number of dis... more »

Sakata Seed develops Infinite Gold melon

Sakata Seed America unveiled a new variety of cantaloupe called Infinite Gold. Bred through traditional breeding practices, Infinite Gold LSL (Long Sh... more »

Late blight, downy mildew confirmed on East Coast

On Monday, late blight was confirmed in two tomato fields in Morris County in Northern New Jersey. These are the first reports on tomato in the mid-At... more »

Downy mildew on cucumbers detected in key areas of Michigan

It looks as though Michigan is on track for a difficult downy mildew year.This highly destructive and difficult to manage disease has now been documen... more »

Cucumber downy mildew makes an early appearance in Michigan

Cucumber downy mildew has been confirmed on cucumber leaves in Michigan. Downy mildew disease is incited by a microorganism calledPseudoperonospora cu... more »

UD scientist finds potential cause of hollow heart disorder in watermelons

Hollow heart disorder in watermelons affects growers throughout the United States and threatens the marketability of the fruit, which can lead to mone... more »

Maintain quality during postharvest handling

Successful marketing of fresh fruits and vegetables depends on maintaining the quality through harvest and beyond.Marita Cantwell, postharvest special... more »

Nimitz receives Michigan exemption for carrots

Raleigh, North Carolina-based Adama issued a news release April 27 stating the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) has is... more »

Celery packing lines susceptible to foodborne pathogens

An increasing number of foodborne outbreaks traced to fresh fruits and vegetables are being partially attributed to current production and processing ... more »

Squash vine borer moth can be disastrous for small growers

The squash vine borer is a moth belonging to a group called “clearwing” moths. This is because the adult moths have transparent wings that... more »


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