Melons

Caito Foods voluntarily recalls fresh cut melon products

Caito Foods is voluntarily recalling fresh cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe and fresh-cut mixed fruit containing one of these melons, produced at the Caito Foods facility in Indianapolis, because these products have the potential to... more »

Rhyme fungicide now available for use in watermelon

FMC Agricultural Solutions is marketing Rhyme fungicide for use in watermelon crops, excluding California. “Rhyme fungicide is a powerful tool to combat gummy stem blight and powdery mildew, two of the most damaging diseases in... more »

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 »


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