2021 South Florida Melons Progress | VSCNews

A Florida watermelon producer discusses adverse weather conditions that can increase the crop’s susceptibility to disease.

“South Florida watermelons have been in the ground almost a month. Plants are progressing, but today’s cooler temperatures and strong wind has one farmer concerned about potential gummy stem damage.”

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Watermelon plants in a field

Watermelon plants in a field. Vegetable and Specialty Crop News file photo.