CBS Sunday Morning Features Syngenta Watermelon

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We’re excited to partner with CBS Sunday Morning to provide further education about vegetable breeding, in this case, watermelon! This tasty and important crop is eaten around the world, so creating watermelons that taste good and provide agronomic benefits is something Syngenta is proud to invest in.

CBS Sunday Morning's David Pogue sat down with Erin Doughtie, Americas Regional Portfolio Lead - Watermelon, to discuss watermelon breeding and the evolution of mini watermelons. From how they're grown in fields to some of the best ways to eat them, it's one episode you won't want to miss!

For those of you in the U.S. be sure to set your DVR and mark your calendar to watch CBS Sunday Morning at 9:00 ET! If you can’t watch live, or you’re located outside of the U.S., you can livestream the show just 90 minutes later at 10:30 ET on the CBS News app to learn more about watermelon!

Did you know, last year there were more than 100 million tons of watermelon produced globally on about 7.5 million acres? It takes dedication to bring innovation to market, in fact, it takes from six to 10 years to bring a new watermelon variety to market. Syngenta is the leader in watermelon breeding and we’re passionate about helping growers succeed, so we’ll continue to invest in research for this important crop!

We want to extend a special thank you to Everglades Harvest & Hauling Inc., for letting us use your beautiful fields for this segment. Be sure to watch Erin and learn more fun facts you might enjoy!