Source: Vegetable and Specialty Crop News ….aspects of organic watermelon production, such as breeding and spacing, are being studied. Having data on these subjects can help researchers give growers the best options and advice when the next growing season comes around.
Michigan’s multimillion dollar cucumber crop has two enemies: Phytophthora capsici and downy mildew. These create significant problems with growing cucumbers and all vegetables in the cucurbit class, such… Read More
Florida watermelon growers are constantly faced with the challenge of disease management. Whether it’s diseases vectored by whiteflies or fungal diseases such as fusarium wilt, once a crop is infected, the results can be detrimental. Source: Watermelon Disease Watch | Vegetable & Specialty Crop News
Source: Bayer Crop Science: New Melon Varieties for the World Market The soft flesh is sweet and aromatic. From looking at the mesh-like yellow skin, the Bayer expert knows that the melon has reached its ideal state of ripeness. As long as the fruit isn’t ready, its skin remains green. “When its full ripeness is reached, […]
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