A Center of Excellence model driven towards a long term goal, to enhance sustainability and profitability of melon production in the US.
THE MELON VISION
Feed a growing world sustainably
VFIC partners with multiple stakeholders to achieve tangible results in improving melon cultivation & production practices following a Center of excellence Model. Using a systems approach, we address major issues & critical needs faced by US melon cultivation. The goal is to re-establish consumer confidence in melon consumption by identifying high-quality, flavorful, nutritious and safe melon varieties using state-of-the-art breeding practices.