CucCAP scientists James D. McCreight, Cecilia McGregor, Todd Wehner, Linda Wessel-Beaver, and William M. Wintermantel authored reports in the 2019 Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative (CGC) report which was published in September 2020. Amnon Levi and Linda Wessel-Beaver are the 2020 editors of the CGC report. Continue Reading
Cucurbit Crop Reports for September 10, 2020 and September 17, 2020 “Cucurbits – Sustained wet soil conditions are conducive to infection by Oomycetes such as Phytophthora which can lead to extensive damage in the field, and can lead to storage rots. Workers harvesting pumpkins and squash with Phytophthora infections should sanitize their hands after handling infected […]
“Whiteflies cause feeding injury issues in vegetables and transmit two new viruses: cucurbit leaf crumple virus and cucurbit yellow stunting disorder virus.”
CDM has been reported in LA, MN, AL, OH, WV, WI, NY, OH. AR, IN, VT, MS, DE, PA, IN, IL, PA, KY, ON, MA, NH, ME, WV, KY, WV, VA, NY, PA, OH, TN, and NC.
In the September 2020 edition of the Vegetable and Specialty Crop News Magazine, CucCAP vegetable breeder Cecilia McGregor and Extentension Specialist George Boyhan discuss pumpkin, watermelon, and summer squash breeding work at UGA. Continue Reading
The Great Lakes Vegetable Producer’s Network is a live weekly roundtable discussion during the growing-season for commercial vegetable producers in the Great Lakes and Midwest region. On Sept. 2, 2020 the topic was crop management at the end of the pumpkin growing season. Which bugs and diseases are worth spraying now? When should I pick? […]
East Michigan crop reports Zucchini and yellow squash are being picked clean of their large fruits this week. Some growers are picking pumpkins and winter squashes for covered storage this week to limit sunscald and potential for fruit rots as the fall gets wetter. Continue Reading Southeast Michigan crop reports Pumpkins and winter squash are being harvested markets. Fruit look good, […]
As a result of many years of domestication, modern watermelon varieties have overall a small root system and are highly susceptible to a wide range of soil-borne diseases. In a recent study, CucCAP researchers in Charleston, SC (USDA, ARS, U.S. Vegetable Laboratory) used a digital imaging technology to evaluate the root systems in 335 watermelon […]