In 2010, per capita disappearance (net domestic use) of all vegetables, melons, potatoes, sweet potatoes, pulse crops, and mushrooms rose slightly to 420 pounds. Increased domestic disappearance of fresh-market vegetables and melons, dry edible beans, and sweet potatoes outweighed reduced use of processing vegetables and potatoes. Record high watermelon supply and disappearance led to a 1-percent gain in per capita melon use.
Insects and mites can cause severe problems in the production of watermelon, squash, cucumber, and cantaloupe either through direct damage to the crop or through transmission of disease agents, such as the aphid-borne mosaic viruses. Common pests of cucurbits are described below. The importance of a particular insect will vary by region and by crop. For example root maggots are more important in North Florida and melon thrips in South Florida.
This full-text report, issued 5 times a year, provides data on fresh market vegetables, strawberries and melons, including area harvested, prospective area, yield, and production, by season and crop for major States.
Bringing Freshness & Taste from the Mother Nature
Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Exporter
True to the line of Agricultural sector, which is the backbone in the progress of any nation Al Noorani Exports, has also helped in the progress of Fresh Fruit & Vegetables trade. The company is actively engaged in the Trade and export of the fresh Fruits and vegetable.
La sandía se considera originaria de países de África tropical y su cultivo se remonta desde hace siglos a la ribera del Nilo, desde donde se extendió a numerosas regiones bañadas por el mar Mediterráneo. Los pobladores europeos fueron quienes la llevaron hasta América, donde su cultivo se extendió por todo el continente. Hoy en día es una de las frutas más extendidas por el mundo, y los principales países productores son: Turquía, Grecia, Italia, España, China y Japón.
Fresh-market vegetable supplies have been sporadic following several December freezes in Florida, periods of cool, wet weather in coastal California, and several periods of subfreezing temperatures in California and Arizona. In addition, Mexican vegetables were damaged by a 2-day freeze in early February (extent of damage is unknown at this time). As a result, vegetable prices are now at or above the highs experienced a year earlier.
Market, Certification and Production Information for Producers and International Trading Companies
For some people organic agriculture is “farming without chemical fertilizers and pesticides”. This is short and concise, but misses important characteristics. Organic agriculture follows the logic of a living organism in which all elements (soil, plants, farm animals, insects, the farmer etc.) are closely linked with one other. Organic farming therefore must be based on a thorough understanding and clever management of these interactions and processes.
Complete vegetable production guide for commercial growers.
Fresh market vegetable and melon production for the 24 selected crops estimated in 2010 totaled 435 million hundredweight, down 1 percent from last year. Harvested area covered 1.71 million acres, up slightly from 2009. Value of the 2010 crop is estimated at 11.2 billion dollars, up 3 percent from a year ago. The three largest crops, in terms of production, are onions, head lettuce, and watermelons, which combined to account for 38 percent of the total production.
Muskmelons and watermelons are produced in Ohio primarily for local consumption. Both products face competition from southern states.
Melons are warm-season crops that achieve prime quality when grown under warm, sunny conditions. Cool, cloudy weather results in melons with inferior quality. Melons prefer sandy and sandy loam soils. Production on plastic mulch and light soils produces an early crop that commands a premium price.