Growth, Reduction, and Survival of Bacteria on Melon Types (FSHN1207/FS191)

Figure 1. Skin, Flesh, SeedsFrom 1990 to 2000, over 700 cases of foodborne illness were associated with outbreaks due to melon consumption in the U.S. and Canada. Even with efforts to educate industry and consumers of safe produce-handling practices, in the last decade there were still over 1,100 documented illnesses associated with melon consumption. This 45-page fact sheet highlights the research that has been done to provide insight on possible sanitation methods and their efficacy in decontaminating melon types of foodborne pathogens as well as natural microflora. Written by Thao P. Nguyen, Michelle D. Danyluk, and Keith R. Schneider, and published by the UF Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, May 2012.

SL329/CV231 A Summary of N, P, and K Research with Muskmelon in Florida

Revised! SL325, an 11-page illustrated fact sheet by George Hochmuth and Ed Hanlon, summarizes the historical Florida research literature on nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium fertilization of muskmelon. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Soil and Water Science, August 2010.

HS919/HS147 Galia Muskmelons: Evaluation for Florida Greenhouse Production

Revised! HS-919, a 5-page illustrated fact sheet by Nicole L. Shaw, Daniel J. Cantliffe, and Jeanmarie M. Harty, evaluates the potential of this specialty melon prized for its bold aroma and high sugar content for greenhouse production in Florida, discussing production methods and cultivar evaluation. Published by the UF Department of Horticultural Sciences, June 2009.