Melons

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 »

Rainy month increases likelihood for watermelon diseases

June’s rainfall increased the potential for diseases to strike south Georgia watermelon fields, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension experts. Plant diseases, such as phytophthora blight, fruit rot, downy mildew, gummy stem blight and... more »


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