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“Increased Rainfall in June Limits Georgia’s Watermelon Crop”

Clint Thompson of the University of Georgia published a report this week on the impacts of heavy rain in June on watermelon production.  According to the story, “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 this year, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension vegetable horticulturist Tim Coolong.”

You can read the full article in Growing Georgia here.

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