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March 23, 2016
Clemson Scientists Unveil New Vegetable Grafting Robot
Machine grafts disease-resistant roots to plant tops quickly and efficiently, reducing labor costs and enhancing healthy and robust growth. Read More
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March 22, 2016
Adding Wildflowers To Watermelon Fields May Help Increase Yields
Ongoing studies are investigating how a more diverse agroecosystem might complement honeybees and enhance watermelon production. Read More
March 22, 2016
Researcher Honored With Prestigious Vegetable Breeding Award
University of New Hampshire scientist’s work represents the longest squash, pumpkin breeding Program in North America. Read More
February 17, 2016
Trending Now: Mini Seedless Watermelons
Hazera Co. offers customers minis in a range of sizes and textures. Read More
January 27, 2016
Imported Cucumbers Connected With Multistate Outbreak Of Salmonella
Since the Salmonella outbreak occurred in September, nearly 900 people in 39 states have fallen ill. Read More
January 20, 2016
9 Watermelon Varieties You Need To Know For 2016
Check out these watermelon varieties boasting high Brix, a good disease resistance package, and excellent yield potential. Read More
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December 22, 2015
National Watermelon Association To Inaugurate First Class Into Hall Of Fame
Past leaders to be honored as the inaugural class of the association’s Hall of Fame. Read More
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December 17, 2015
Study: Mighty Mite Might Be Big Benefit For Florida Cucumber Crop
Researchers find predator potent in controlling thrips. Read More
November 23, 2015
Sakata Donates Pumpkins To Washington Zoo
The pumpkins were used for a variety of purposes including toys for the animals and pumpkin carving. Read More
November 16, 2015
Watermelon Field Day Highlights 26 Varieties
Bayer CropScience Vegetable Seeds’ event showcases varieties for Florida. Read More
November 15, 2015
Melon Genome Study Discloses Impacts Of Breeding
Analyses of seven melon varieties will help breeders increase plant quality. Read More
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November 10, 2015
Management Tactics To Control Cucurbit Yellow Stunting Disorder Virus
This virus, which was discovered in 2006, is transmitted by whiteflies and infects several melon types in Arizona and California. Read More
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October 28, 2015
7 Cutting-Edge Cucurbits Fitting For Florida Farmers
See the latest cucumber and squash selections from leading seed companies. Read More
Allsweet Seeded 800F1 watermelon
October 26, 2015
19 Marvelous Melons Bred For Market Impact
Check out the latest watermelon and cantaloupe varieties from leading seed companies. Read More
October 13, 2015
Researchers Find That Grafting Increases Melon Yields
University of New Hampshire researchers aim to improve cold tolerance, disease resistance. Read More
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September 6, 2017
9 Zucchini and Other Squash Varieties Yo…
Looking for a new squash to add to your production mix? Check out these varieties! Read More
July 13, 2017
Scientists Keying in on Sweeter and Stro…
New study shows grafting can give growers an upper hand on soilborne disease threats. Read More
June 20, 2017
Take Caution to Curb Cucurbit Leaf Crump…
Learn how to identify, the survival and spread, as well as management methods for this disease. Read More
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June 19, 2017
Bee-ware: New Resources Released for Nat…
New videos, webinars available during week-long observance. Read More
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June 7, 2017
Field Scouting Guide for Squash Powdery …
Learn how to spot and treat a pest that impacts all cucurbits. Read More
June 6, 2017
Scientists Zone in on Precision Weed Con…
Surgically placed fumigants at the base of promising pest management method for vegetable growers. Read More
April 19, 2017
Alternaria Leaf Spot Awareness Can Save …
Learn how to identify, the survival and spread, as well as management methods for this malady. Read More
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March 10, 2017
Nematicide Now Available in California, …
Velum One from Bayer also suppresses foliar diseases, increases yields. Read More
March 8, 2017
How Steam Helps Remove Pathogens on Cant…
The technique also may effectively sanitize watermelons, honeydews, cucumbers, and baby carrots. Read More
January 20, 2017
Renowned Researcher Margaret McGrath Rec…
A plant pathologist, McGrath’s expertise has helped both organic and conventional growers fight late blight, downy mildew, and others.  Read More
January 8, 2017
13 of the Latest Watermelon Varieties [s…
Browse this slideshow for more information on 13 watermelon varieties you need to know in 2017 from the nation’s leading seed breeders and Read More
December 22, 2016
Stay Alert to Anthracnose of Cucurbits
Learn how to identify, the survival and spread, as well as management methods for this destructive vegetable disease. Read More
December 20, 2016
3 New Fungicide Product Options for Vege…
Unique modes of action the main feature of modern chemistries. Read More
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November 30, 2016
The Effect Of Soil Fertility On Fusarium…
Ongoing research sheds light on the role soil health plays in the severity of the deadly pathogen. Read More
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November 8, 2016
The Effect Of Soil Fertility On Fusarium…
Ongoing research sheds light on the role soil health plays in the severity of the deadly pathogen in watermelon crops. Read More
October 31, 2016
7 Squash And Cucumber Cultivars To Consi…
Get the lowdown on several of the latest varieties making a name for themselves in the marketplace. Read More
October 27, 2016
9 Melon Varieties To Keep In Mind
View some of the latest watermelon and cantaloupe varieties making an impact on the market. Read More
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October 25, 2016
Vegetable Grafting Facility Gears Up For…
The Tri-Hishtil vegetable grafting facility in North Carolina hopes to double grafted plant production by next year. Read More