Cold snap could chill start of watermelon season, says Clemson

Tony Keinath, Clemson University’s disease plant specialist, talks about the late harvest for watermelons due to the spring we are encountering. This spring is a cool and wet one, which means more disease problems for young plants. “ Disease problems put a dent in $30 million plus crop and also means higher costs. Fungus is the biggest problem. Fungi cause five serious plant diseases,” said Keinath.

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