Spurred by consumer demand, seedless watermelons have taken over produce department display space and field space in most areas of the country.

But the switch also means growers are fighting more Fusarium wilt, since seedless watermelons are more susceptible to the fungal disease than their seeded counterparts.

The key to fighting the disease ultimately rests with breeding resistant varieties, say researchers with the University of Georgia.

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