Melons

New report estimates Hurricane Ian damage

Hurricane Ian caused up to $1.8 billion in losses to Florida agriculture production and infrastructure, according to an Oct. 24 report from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS). While the damage estimate... more »

Harvest indicator marks Syngenta’s newest melon release

Syngenta Vegetable Seeds is making IDEAL Melon seed varieties more widely available to U.S. and Central American growers. The new melon is designed to combat inconsistencies in the Harper cantaloupe melon market, according to a... more »

UF releases first Hurricane Ian damage estimates

Hurricane Ian’s winds and rains caused a $1.56 billion hit to more than 5 million acres of Florida agricultural land, including vegetables and melons, according to initial estimates from University of Florida (UF) Institute of... more »

Growers assess Hurricane Ian damage

Florida growers are surveying damage to crops and property, following Hurricane Ian’s deadly landfall. Ian’s winds and rains caused massive human and property losses and harmed a variety of crops, from citrus to zucchini squash.... more »

Hurricane relief fund started for Florida growers

To aid farmers in recovering from Hurricane Ian, the Florida Farm Bureau has started a relief fund. The Hurricane Ian Relief Fund for Agriculture is designed to assist Florida farmers and ranchers affected by the... more »

Seminis watermelon, Jet Ski, ready to make a splash

A new watermelon variety from Seminis is designed to help growers make a splash in the early season market. The variety, Jet Ski, is a 45-count watermelon that meets high expectations for performance in the... more »

Bayer’s Woodland Research Facility celebrates 50 years

From aggressive diseases and pest pressures to climate shifts, labor shortages and evolving consumer preferences, growers are facing more and more challenges in their work to grow nutritious and great-tasting fruits and vegetables. Innovation is... more »

Watermelon board ramps up digital presence

This summer, National Watermelon Promotion Board (NWPB) infused fresh online marketing trends into its consumer communications program to not only remain relevant but also thrive in today’s digital landscape. Recognizing that not all consumers need... more »

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