Melons

Researchers Working to Eliminate Watermelon Virus

It's a mystery no more. naplesnews.com more »

Downy Mildew Confirmed in Cucumbers in Michigan

A report from Michigan State University's Mary Hausbeck: On July 2, a technician from my lab detected downy mildew on cucumbers growing in Monroe County. This field was selected for scouting because it is where... more »

Winter Vegetable Acreage Lower, Prices Down

This winter (largely January-March), fresh-market vegetable and melon area for harvest (excluding onions) is expected to decline 3 percent from that of a year earlier, according to USDA's Economic Research Service. Despite lower acreage and... more »

Montana Market is Growing Into a Popular Destination

Greg Johnson went to New Zealand for six weeks back in 2006. In between all the golfing, fishing, talking and wandering around he did, he managed to pick up a few ideas to improve his... more »

2007 Fresh Market Vegetable Production Up 2 Percent from 2006

Fresh market vegetable and melon production for the 24 selected crops estimated in 2007 totaled 494 million cwt., up 2 percent from last year, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Harvested area covered... more »

Vegetable Seeds Have to Stand Out From the Crowd

If there's an industry trend seed companies can agree on, it's that vegetable growers are looking for something different, something that makes their products stand out from the crowd. Reed's Seeds, based in Cortland, N.Y.,... more »

Downy Mildew Confirmed in Northeast Ohio Field, New Recommendations Made for Michigan Growers

On June 20, downy mildew was confirmed in an unsprayed cucumber field located in Medina County, Ohio, according to Michigan State University Plant Pathologist Mary Hausbeck. Medina County is in northeast Ohio south of Cleveland.... more »

Outlook Mixed for Supply of Workers

The shortage of farm workers growers had been fearing had not shown up by Memorial Day. And with Congress hotly debating new immigration policy that might take the pressure off the thousands of undocumented seasonal... more »

Farm’s Fates Hinge on Immigration Bill

Rick Bradford, a pepper and watermelon grower from La Quinta says not even the bonuses he's offering this season have attracted enough farmworkers to harvest his crops. Palm Springs Desert Sun more »

To Contain Virus, Farmers, Gardners Being Asked to Destory Melon Crop

The only thing that may save the area's melon crops, whether grown commercially or in backyard gardens, is to not grow any melons, squash or cucumbers for a month. Yuma Sun more »

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