Melons

Sweetness, texture keys for Georgia watermelons

Usually, Georgia watermelon growers 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 horticulturist.

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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 nectar... more

Symposium gathers industry, leading researchers to study vegetable grafting

University, government and industry experts will come together to share the latest research findings and techniques on a method whose popularity is ra... more »

New wash for sanitizing fresh produce

An Agricultural Research Service scientist in Pennsylvania has developed a sanitizing wash formulated with natural compounds that could reduce the num... more »

Nimitz gets label for direct-seeded crops in Florida counties

Nimitz nematicide has received a FIFRA Section 24(c) Special Local Need (SLN) label for Miami-Dade, Lee, Hendry, Manatee, Hardee and Hillsborough coun... more »

AgriLife Extension specialist to lead East Texas vegetable programs

He's done so many trainings in East Texas over the years, relocating to to the region is almost like coming home, said Dr. Joe Masabni, Texas A&M ... more »

Sakata Seed sponsors Tour de Fresh rider, commits fundraising for salad bars

For the second year in a row, Sakata Seed America is sponsoring a rider in the Tour de Fresh, presented by the California Giant Foundation, leading up... more »

Mississippi grower awarded for on-farm activities

Mississippi vegetable grower Allen Eubanks was recently selected as his state's winner of the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Y... more »

Watermelon diseases a problem for Georgia farmers

Disease in south Georgia's watermelons was again a problem this year for farmers.Georgia producers were impacted by fusarium wilt as well as some ... more »

SEEDWAY expands vegetable division

SEEDWAY announced several staff additions, organizational changes and product management responsibilities for several staff members. Wes Houghton join... more »

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 »


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