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Watermelon Vine Health is Key to Increasing Yields

February 16, 2017
Agronomic image of watermelon on the vine

Maintaining healthy vines is key to increasing watermelon yields and profits. According to a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension vegetable specialist, healthy vines supply more energy and photosynthate to fruit, and also increase the length of harvests and the size of the fruit. They also help control sunburn.

What can you do to protect vines and increase profit? Experts recommend the following:

  • Turn vines back in drive rows
  • Avoid trampling vines when walking through fields

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