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Watermelon Publications from University of Florida

This list of Publications was updated December 4, 2018 by Robert Hochmuth, Regional Specialized Extension Agent, and Dustin Hart, Agricultural Associate, North Florida Research and Education Center-Suwannee Valley, Like Oak, Florida. 

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. 

To receive an electronic version of this listing to be able to simply click on the publication links, email Robert Hochmuth at bobhoch@ufl.edu.

General Production 

Water and Nutrition

  • BMP-Recommended Water and Phosphorus Inputs for Tomato and Watermelon Can Reduce   Environmental Losses of Phosphorus and Save Water. Sanjay Shukla, Gregory Hendricks, Tom Obreza and Willie Harris. 2014. (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ae504)
  • Drip Irrigation: The BMP Era—An Integrated Approach to Water and Fertilizer Management for Vegetables Grown with Plasticulture. Eric Simonne, David Studstill, Bob Hochmuth, Teresa Olczyk, Michael Dukes, Rafael Munoz-Carpena, and Yuncong Li. 2017. (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hs172)
  • A Summary of N, P, and K Research with Watermelon in Florida. George Hochmuth and Ed Hanlon. Reviewed 2013. (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/cv232)
  • Water Use for Drip-Irrigated Watermelon with Plastic Mulch in Florida. Sanjay Shukla, Niroj K. Shrestha, Thomas A. Obreza, and Brian J. Boman. 2014. (https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ae508)
  • Water Use for Seepage-Irrigated Watermelon with Plastic Mulch in Florida. Sanjay Shukla and Niroj K. Shrestha. 2014. (https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ae510)
  • Plant Petiole Sap-Testing For Vegetable Crops. George Hochmuth. 2012. (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/cv004)
  • Plant Tissue Analysis and Interpretation for Vegetable Crops in Florida. G. Hochmuth, D. Maynard, C. Vavrina, E. Hanlon, and E. Simonne. 2012. (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ep081)

    Pest Management

    • U-Scout Web site (https://plantpath.ifas.ufl.edu/u-scout/ ) The goal of this interactive website is to routinely inform and train extension agents, commercial scouts, master gardeners, growers, industry personnel and city landscapers on field identification of diseases and its management. The site has photos of common watermelon diseases and management information. The U-scout Extension program through this website includes a plant disease DATABASE, plant disease BLOG, plant disease WATCH, plant disease management TUTOR, pest ALERT, pest MONITOR and a plant disease PUBS section. The U-scout program is a joint collaboration between the Department of Plant Pathology and North Florida Research and Education Center of the Institute for Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida.
    • Florida Crop/Pest Management Profile: Watermelon. Wael Elwakil and Mark Mossler. Revised 2013. (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pi031)
    • Recommendations for Management of Whiteflies, Whitefly-transmitted Viruses, and Insecticide   Resistance for Production of Cucurbit Crops in Florida. Susan Webb, David Schuster, Phil Stansly, Jane Polston, Scott Adkins, Carlye Baker, Pam Roberts, Oscar Liburd, Teresia Nyoike, Eugene McAvoy and Alicia Whidden. 2011. (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in871)
    • Management of Gummy Stem Blight (Black Rot) on Cucurbits in Florida. Mason Newark, Mathews Paret, Nick Dufault and Josh Freemen. 2014. (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pp280)
    • Weed Management in Cucurbit Crops (Muskmelon, Cucumber, Squash, and Watermelon). Peter J. Dittmar and William M. Stall. 2012. (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/wg029)
    • Whitefly-Transmitted Cucurbit Leaf Crumple Virus in Florida. S. E. Webb, F. Akad, T. W. Nyoike, O. E. Liburd, and J. E. Polston. 2013. (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in716)
    • Melon Aphid or Cotton Aphid, Aphis gossypii Glover (Insecta: Hemiptera: Aphididae). John L. Capinera. 2012. (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in330)
    • Insect Management for Cucurbits (Cucumber, Squash, Cantaloupe, and Watermelon). S. E. Webb. 2013. (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in168)
    • 2018 Florida Plant Disease Management Guide: Watermelon. Pamela D. Roberts. 2018. (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pg060)
    • Nematode Management in Cucurbits (Cucumber, Melons, Squash). J. W. Noling. 2016. (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ng025

    Post-Harvest Handling

    • Establishing lot size through sanitation clean breaks in produce packing facilities. Chapman, B., M.D. Danyluk. 2013. EDIS Publication FSHN13-10 (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fs234)
    • Outbreaks of Foodborne Illness Associated with Melons. Michelle D. Danyluk, Rachel McEgan, Ashley N. Turner, and Keith R. Schneider. 2014. (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/FS/FS25800.pdf)
    • Danyluk, M.D., L.M. Friedrich and D.W. Schaffner.  2014.  Modeling the growth of Listeria monocytogenes on cut cantaloupe, honeydew and watermelon.  Food Microbiology.  38:52-55
    • Li, D., L.M. Friedrich, M.D. Danyluk, L.J. Harris, and D.W. Schaffner.  2013.  Development and validation of a mathematical model for growth of pathogens in cut melons.  Journal of Food Protection.  76: 953-958
    • Melons: Safe Handling Practices for Consumers. Amy Simonne. 2016. (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fy488)
    • Outbreaks of Foodborne Illness Associated with Melons. Michelle D. Danyluk, Rachel McEgan, Ashley N. Turner, and Keith R. Schneider. 2017. (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fs258

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