Sawyer On Crops: Seed Corn Maggots In Melons – This Is A Tough One – Podcast

🕔Apr 15, 2018Seed corn maggots have hit watermelons in some south Georgia counties and have taken out up to 30% of the plant population in some fields. This is a tough one […]

Georgia: Watermelon Growers Work to Produce Sweet Crop with Good Texture

🕔Mar 30, 2018In 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 […]

Sawyer On Crops: Preventing Fusarium Wilt In Watermelons

🕔Feb 15, 2018Watermelons can take quite a lick from fusarium wilt in Georgia and the disease has likely become more of a problem as growers tighten rotations. In this installment of his […]

Georgia: Increased June Rainfall Limits Watermelon Crop

🕔Aug 3, 2017Georgia 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, 2017South 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, 2017June’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 […]

Georgia Field Reports: Rains Too Much of a Good Thing in Some Areas

🕔Jun 19, 2017Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 18, 2017. County Comments Gary R. Peiffer, DeKalb County Heavy rains occurred in lots of poorly drained areas. Fungal issues are […]

South Carolina Field Reports: Scattered Showers Have Crops Looking Mostly Good

🕔Jun 19, 2017Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 18, 2017. County Comments Rusty Skipper, Horry County Corn is looking good in most areas of Horry County. Tobacco farmers are […]

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

🕔Jun 13, 2017Despite 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, […]

South Carolina: Clemson’s Coastal Research Crops Survived Matthew’s Wrath

🕔Nov 11, 2016Thanks to a blissful stretch of blue skies and dry weather, at least 80 percent of the valuable crops at Clemson University’s Coastal Research and Education Center have weathered Hurricane […]



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