Survey seeks grafting information from watermelon growers

Researchers at the University of Florida, collaborating with the Clemson University, North Carolina State University, Ohio State University, Pennsylvania State University, Kansas State University, Washington State University, University of Arizona, University of California, Davis, and USDA Agricultural Research Service are seeking participants who grow tomatoes or watermelons to complete a short survey regarding the use of vegetable grafting practices. The information will help identify research and Extension needs for improving vegetable production.

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Pythium in cucurbits: Temperature decides species | VSCNews

CucCAP Vegetable pathologist, Anthony Keinath reported on Pythium at last winter’s Mid-Atlantic Fruit & Vegetable Convention. Research at Clemson University has identified some of the pythium species that most commonly cause root and stem rot in cucurbits. This information can help researchers screen cultivars for resistance and may help growers tailor control programs.

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