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    Mississippi Watermelons: Favorable Weather Produces Good Quality Crop Jun 18, 2022

    🕔Jun 18, 2022
    Watermelon production in Mississippi is off to a good start in the early days of harvest season. “Right now, everything looks really good,” said Heath Steede, Mississippi State University Extension […]

    Mississippi Watermelons: Weather Ruins Majority of State’s Crop Jul 23, 2021

    🕔Jul 23, 2021
    One month ago, watermelon production in southeast Mississippi was on track. Now, growers there have lost much of their crop to the summer’s wet weather. “The weather and what it […]

    Mississippi: Watermelon Quality Good as Harvest Gets Underway Jun 18, 2021

    🕔Jun 18, 2021
    Watermelon production is on track despite cool weather at planting. “I’ve been in our watermelon fields a good bit over the past several days,” Heath Steede, Mississippi State University Extension […]

    Georgia: Watermelon Growers Work to Produce Sweet Crop with Good Texture Mar 30, 2018

    🕔Mar 30, 2018
    In Georgia, it’s planting season for watermelons. Usually, they aspire to produce high yields of a sweet crop, but they shouldn’t ignore firmness and texture, according to Tim Coolong, University […]

    Georgia: Increased June Rainfall Limits Watermelon Crop Aug 3, 2017

    🕔Aug 3, 2017
    Georgia farmers had fewer opportunities to effectively harvest watermelons in June thanks to an increase in rain, but disease pressure is what truly led to lower yields in the crop […]

    South Carolina Watermelons: Clemson Predicts Outstanding Crop Jul 24, 2017

    🕔Jul 24, 2017
    South Carolina watermelon lovers will have more reason to smile this summer as the state’s crop is expected to be one of the best. “We have a tremendous watermelon crop […]

    Georgia Watermelons: Rainy Month Increases Likelihood for Diseases Jun 23, 2017

    🕔Jun 23, 2017
    June’s rainfall increased the potential for diseases to strike south Georgia watermelon fields, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension experts. Plant diseases, such as phytophthora blight, fruit rot, downy […]

    Texas Field Reports: Watermelons Look Good, on Schedule for 4th of July Jun 13, 2017

    🕔Jun 13, 2017
    Despite typical troubles for individual growers, the Texas watermelon crop appears to be performing on time and without many problems, said Dr. Larry Stein, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist, […]

    Mississippi Watermelons Will Be Available for 4th of July Jun 19, 2015

    🕔Jun 19, 2015
    Mississippi watermelon growers battled frequent rains to get their crops planted and ready in time for the Fourth of July and other summer celebrations. David Nagel, horticulture specialist with the […]

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