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 […]
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced the appointment of 13 individuals to serve on the National Watermelon Promotion Board. Read the announcement from the USDA here. More information about the board is available on the National Watermelon Promotion Board page on the USDA-AMS website and the National Watermelon Promotion Board website.
Experience the DuPont virtual vegetable field day, with pest-control trials and industry-leading crop protection programs for Eastern vegetable crops. Source: Walk the Plots | Virtual Vegetable Field Day | DuPont USA
HM.Clause seed company led a pumpkin tour through California, showcasing the vibrant ornamental pumpkin breeds that consume October. Source: Tour Shows Ornamental Pumpkin Big Business – VSC NEWS
Upcoming presentations from the CucCAP Plant Breeders and Extension Specialists Commodity and scientific meetings for cucurbit crop researchers and producers are on the calendar for Fall of 2017. The Pickle Packer’s International Product Showcase starts the fall lineup on October 30. The Texas watermelon Association’s 52nd annual convention is on November 9. The Southeast Vegetable & […]
Despite a scare in mid-August, the 2017 Illinois pumpkin crop is looking good. In fact, one expert says, “Don’t hesitate to carve more than one this year. There are plenty of pumpkins for everyone.” Mohammad Babadoost, plant pathologist and pumpkin expert in the Department of Crop Sciences at the University of Illinois, was not as […]
Growers in Georgia are currently facing challenges when it comes to battling fusarium wilt and whitefly-transmitted viral diseases in their vegetable crops, such as watermelon and zucchini. Source: Cucurbit Crop Concerns for Georgia Growers – VSC NEWS