QTL mapping and pyramiding resistance to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveum (races 1 and 2) and potyviruses in watermelon. Presented by: Sandra Branham, W.P. Wechter, K. Ling, D.N. Katuuramu, and A. Levi at the Eucarpia Cucurbitaceae Symposium Proceedings. 2021
Understanding the disease resistance mechanism through RNA-Seq analysis of SqVYV-resistant watermelon. Presented by: Chanda, B., J.L. Ikerd, S. Adkins, and C.S. Kousik at the Annual Meeting of the American Phytopathological Society. 2021.
Genome-wide association analysis of downy mildew resistance in a pre-breeding watermelon (Citrullus amarus) collection. Presented by: Dennis N. Katuuramu, Sandra E. Branham, Amnon Levi, and W. Patrick Wechter at the Eucarpia Cucurbitaceae Symposium Proceedings. 2021.
Identification of Powdery Mildew Resistant Marker in Watermelon by Metabolomics and Genomics Approach. Presented by: M.K. Mandal, B. Chanda, and C.S. Kousik at the Annual Meeting of the American Phytopathological Society. 2021.
Bacterial Biocontrols in Sustainable Management of Phytophthora Crown and Fruit Rot in Pepper and Watermelon. Presented by: Mandal M. K., D. Thompson, R. Harris, and C.S. Kousik at the Annual Meeting of the American Phytopathological Society. 2021.
Watermelon Conference & Meeting Presentations
Watermelon Fungicide Trial Results: Foliar and Fruit Anthracnose and Foliar Gummy Stem Blight 2020. Presented by: Anthony Keinath at the Watermelon Research and Development Group Annual Meeting in February 2021.
New seedless watermelon cultivars and Fusarium wilt. Presented by: Anthony Keinath at the CREC Field Day in-field presentation in June 2021.
Managing anthracnose and gummy stem blight on watermelon with fungicides in 2021. Presented by: Anthony Keinath at the A.P. Southwest Indiana Melon Growers virtual meeting in March 2021.
Progress towards breeding resilient cultivars for Florida. Presented at the Southeast Florida Extension Meeting, virtual meeting by Gregory Meru on April 8, 2021.
Progress towards breeding resilient cultivars for Florida. Presented at the Extension Field Day for Vegetable Growers in Miami-Dade County by Gregory Meru on February 18, 2021.
The Cucurbit Coordinated Agricultural Project (CucCAP) is a USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture Specialty Crop Research Initiative grant under award number 2020-51181-32139.
Boyce Thompson Institute;
Cornell University; Michigan State University;
North Carolina State University; Clemson University;
University of Puerto Rico; University of Wisconsin; University of Florida; University of Georgia; West Virginia State University; U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service