Melons

Watermelon research is good news for consumers

Watermelon consumers tend to have higher overall diet quality than non-watermelon consumers, according to a recent study. The National Watermelon Promotion Board (NWPB) recently partnered with Nutrition Impact LLC on a research project to “determine... more »

Westside Produce’s Jim Malanca plans to leave post

Jim Malanca, the longtime vice president of sales and marketing for Westside Produce, a major melon grower, is planning to leave his position. For 40 years, Malanca has helmed melon sales as a company owner... more »

Syngenta melons with harvest indicator earn Fruit Logistica award

Syngenta Vegetable Seeds has received the Silver Fruit Logistica Innovation Award for the IDEAL Melons with the Harvest Indicator Trait. This prestigious award recognizes innovation excellence in the fruit and vegetable industry and is open... more »

National Watermelon Association hires new executive director

George Szczepanski, a Produce Marketing Association (PMA) and International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) veteran staffer, has been hired as the National Watermelon Association’s (NWA) new executive director. The appointment is scheduled to become effective on... more »

SE Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference kicks-off

Vegetable Growers News managing editor Chris Koger is attending the Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference in Savannah, Georgia. At the Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference, growers are attending sessions,... more »

Team Watermelon rehydrates Marines at DC marathon

The National Watermelon Promotion Board (NWPB) distributed watermelon to Marines at the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) in Washington, D.C. At the Oct. 30 event, the NWPB distributed 28,000 samples of watermelon to runners, friends, family... more »

Watermelon board to present consumer research

The National Watermelon Promotion Board will present its 2022 Watermelon Consumer Research Findings on Nov. 15. The NWPB and its consumer research partner, Aimpoint Research, will review consumers’ attitudes and awareness toward watermelon and compare... more »

South Texas produce vet Marvin Davis dies

Longtime produce industry veteran Marvin Yale Davis, the founder of Tex-Mex Sales LLC, a Weslaco, Texas, grower-shipper of onions, vegetables and melons, died Oct. 31. Davis, 84, passed peacefully and leaves a legacy of loved... more »

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