We are just pretty much done transplanting our watermelons, and the earliest ones are starting to run some vines. The picture above are some transplanted a few days ago and below were transplanted the last week of March.
UGA Vegetable Agronomist Dr. Tim Coolong came up to the county today to look at some melons, and he said the main issue in the state right now is our cool temperatures just slowing growth down a little bit. We just need some more sunny days with a little less wind.
This afternoon I was called about some melons that had a ‘bronze’ appearance on the leaves. It wasn’t on every leaf and only a few plants had it (below). It was less than 3% and on one side of the field. Talking to specialists, it appears to be nothing pathogenic, only something abiotic. Possibly some burn or sandblasting.