Tuesday, 23 June 2015 16:00

Soaring temperatures have watermelon farmers feeling the heat

Written by Georgia FACES
High summer temperatures and intense sun could reduce Georgia's end-of-season watermelon production this year,
High summer temperatures and intense sun could reduce Georgia's end-of-season watermelon production this year, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension vegetable specialist Tim Coolong. Because of the increased heat over the past week, risk of sunburn for watermelons in the field has been high. If watermelons do scald, they may not be marketable, which may reduce farmers' normal timeframe for selling their crop.

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