Stem Splitting in Watermelon, Squash and Other Cucurbit Crops
The stem of an affected plant splits at or near the soil line. The length of the split can vary but generally only appears on one side of a stem. Stem splitting is not a disease but can lead to infections.
Georgia Watermelon Season Ramps Up Next Week
The quality of these Georgia watermelons is good because the weather’s been pretty mild and not too wet. They’re not battling any major disease issues that could be caused by flooding or bad weather.