Category Archives: Watermelon

2017 Watermelon Disease Control Guide

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Vegetable Weed Control Resources

Here are a few publications from Dr. Stanley Culpepper of UGA on weed control systems in vegetable crops.  Dr. Culpepper presented this information at the SE Regional Fruit and Vegetable Growers Expo in Savannah last month. 2017 broccoli and cabbage … Continue reading

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Powdery Mildew on Watermelon Found in Charleston

Clemson Extension Plant Pathologist Tony Keinath prepared the following statement on powdery mildew on watermelon: Powdery mildew was found today (5/16) on seedless watermelon at the Coastal Research and Education Center in Charleston, SC. Symptoms of yellow and brown spots … Continue reading

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Watermelon Weed Control Programs 2016

Here are some weed control programs put together by Stanley Culpepper of UGA.  To view and download the PDF version, click here.

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2016 Watermelon Disease Control Guide

Clemson Extension Plant Pathologist Tony Keinath has just released the latest version of the Watermelon Spray Guide.  We still have a little while before planting, so click on this link to save the pdf version for later.

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Question of the Week: Spoon and Tendril

Last week the question was:  How can you tell if this watermelon is ripe? At the tip of my lower index finger is a leaf known as the spoon.  At the tip of my upper index finger is the tendril. … Continue reading

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Hot, Dry Weather Taking it’s Toll

All week the temperature has hovered around 100 with the heat index hovering around 105.  The forecast shows these temperatures are likely to persist for at least the next week.  This heat, along with a lack of rain in many areas … Continue reading

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Cucurbit Downy Mildew Found in SC

Cucurbit downy mildew was confirmed this past week in South Carolina by Clemson Plant Pathologist Tony Keinath.  Here are a few comments from Dr. Keinath on downy mildew. “Cucurbit downy mildew was confirmed on two cucurbit crops in two counties … Continue reading

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Clemson Watermelon Field Day

Mark your calenders for Clemson’s annual Watermelon Field Day at the Edisto REC in Blackville, SC.  See the details below.

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Cucurbit Downy Mildew Management for 2015

Clemson Extension Plant Pathologist Tony Keinath recently released this management guide for Downy Mildew in cucurbits. Here are the links to the resources referenced in Dr. Keinath’s guide: Cucurbit Downy Mildew Alert System Southeastern Vegetable Crop Handbook The downloadable PDF … Continue reading

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