Sawyer on Crops: Watermelon Harvest Underway – Podcast

🕔Jun 22, 2018Watermelons have had a fairly challenging season this year. In this installment of his South Georgia Pine podcast, Andrew Sawyer invites Turner County Extension Agent Will Gay to discuss the […]

Texas Field Reports: Ideal Conditions for Cantaloupe, Watermelons

🕔Jun 13, 2018Conditions have been ideal for cantaloupe and watermelon growers as the Fourth of July nears, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Dr. Larry Stein, AgriLife Extension horticulturist, Uvalde, […]

Louisiana Field Reports: Rains Benefit Crops

🕔May 29, 2018Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 27, 2018. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents Bruce Garner, West Carroll Parish “Spotty afternoon showers have been welcomed for […]

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 […]

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