WESTSIDE CALIFORNIA MELONS

Diesel costs make rail more alluring to California melon growers

06/02/2011 1:22:45 PM

With California diesel fuel prices above $4 a gallon, melon grower-shippers are researching freight options... Read more.


Growers expect enough water for the season

06/04/2010 10:56:18 AM

Though early cantaloupes and honeydew melons shipping from California in July may be smaller than... Read more.


Summer deals may overlap because of cool spring

06/04/2010 10:43:15 AM

Despite an unseasonably cool and wet spring, California’s melon grower-shippers aren’t expecting major delays to... Read more.



Melon research targets pests

06/08/2009 10:10:00 AM

Developing new varieties of melons has taken a back seat to fighting crop-damaging insects and diseases... Read more.


Growers work to reduce theft, increase food safety

06/08/2009 9:37:12 AM

The 2009 California cantaloupe crop should reach about 20 million cartons, but not all of that fruit... Read more.


California growers anticipate normal melon volume

06/08/2009 9:01:20 AM

California’s water woes have been well-documented and the state’s melon acreage is diminishing, but westside... Read more.



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