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Howard F. Harrison Jr., Chandrasekar S. Kousik and Amnon Levi

Watermelon is grown on over 60,000 ha in the United States and is an important crop in many states. The herbicide clomazone ( Anonymous, 2005 ) is widely used in watermelon production in the United States, except California. It controls many

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Rakesh Kumar, Mahendra Dia and Todd C. Wehner

Watermelon [ Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. & Nakai var. lanatus ] has been improved for yield and other traits as part of the process of plant breeding. Knowledge of the rate (percentage) of self- or cross-pollination is useful for watermelon

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John Wilhoit and Timothy Coolong

in watermelon plots in 2009 and 2010 at the University of Kentucky Horticulture Research Farm in Lexington, KY (lat. 38°3′N, long. 84°30′W). Seed of ‘Crimson Sweet’ watermelon (Seedway, Elizabethtown, PA) were seeded into 128-cell plant trays filled

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Nihat Guner, Zvezdana Pesic-VanEsbroeck, Luis A. Rivera-Burgos and Todd C. Wehner

Introduction Watermelon [ C. lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. & Nakai] is a major cucurbit crop that accounts for 7.5% of the world area devoted to vegetable crops ( FAO, 2015 ). Worldwide, watermelons are grown on more than 3.4 million ha, with a

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Joshua I. Adkins, Joshua H. Freeman and Stephen M. Olson

Triploid (seedless) watermelons accounted for ≈89% of the watermelons grown in the United States in 2010 ( U.S. Department of Agriculture, 2011 ). Special production considerations must be taken into account when growing triploid watermelons

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Joshua H. Freeman, G.A. Miller, S.M. Olson and W.M. Stall

Over the last decade, the popularity of triploid watermelons has increased. However, unlike diploid or seeded watermelons, triploid watermelon plants have an uneven number of chromosomes and consequently are not able to produce viable pollen

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Amnon Levi, John Coffey, Laura Massey, Nihat Guner, Elad Oren, Yaakov Tadmor and Kai-shu Ling

PRSV-W, previously known as watermelon mosaic virus-1 (WMV-1), is an important potyvirus causing significant economic damage to cucurbit crops ( Bateson et al., 2002 ). Occurrence of PRSV-W in cucurbit fields coincides with increased aphid

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Antonia Y. Tetteh, Todd C. Wehner and Angela R. Davis

Powdery mildew in watermelon [C itrullus lanatus (Thumb.) Matsum. and Nakai] caused by the fungus Podosphaera xanthii race 2W has in recent years become a concern among growers as well as plant breeders in United States ( Davis et al., 2001

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Joshua H. Freeman, Stephen M. Olson and William M. Stall

Over the last decade, the popularity of triploid watermelons has increased. In 2006, triploid watermelons accounted for 78% of the watermelons sold in the United States and averaged 4.5 to 11 cents more per kilogram than seeded watermelons ( USDA

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S. Alan Walters and Jonathan R. Schultheis

several studies have focused on pollen movement of cucurbits, little has been done to place this in the context of pollinator flight patterns and none have determined pollen flow of watermelon. Therefore, a morphologically marked watermelon genotype was