Sugar Baby Blues

Schultz, Warren
February 1997
Garden Design;Feb/Mar97, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p17
The article discusses the negative effect of pollution on watermelon and other crops. When the yellow crown blight affected watermelon crops in Indiana, farmers tried and failed to manage the disease by using pesticides. U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists blame the syndrome to ozone in the air and to the resultant acid soils. The Crimson Sweet is a pollution-resistant cultivar of watermelon.


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