2017 Season Summary for Georgia Watermelon Growers

Georgia watermelon growers had a successful crop for the 2017 season.

Samantha Kilgore, executive director of the Georgia Watermelon Association, said the season was “good all around.” She spoke with AgNet Media’s Josh McGill in October at the Produce Marketing Association’s 2017 Fresh Summit in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The hurricane season did not have an impact on the 2017 watermelon crop, Kilgore said. Common diseases were still found this year, but she said growers typically know how to deal with those. Read more at: VSCNews, Vegetable and Specialty Crop News