February CucCAP team Presentations

CucCap team members presented research results at the Southern Region ASHS meeting in Jacksonville, Florida on February 2 – 4. Jonathan Schultheis, leader of the CucCAP extension team and members of the NC State vegetable research group, Elizabeth Indermaur and Keith Starke, presented Galia Specialty Melon Evaluations and Opportunities. Cecilia McGregor, a member of the CucCAP watermelon team […]

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2017 CucCAP Publications and Presentations

In 2017, CucCAP researchers published peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters, popular articles, fact sheets, and research abstracts. They also presented their research at scientific and commodity meetings. These resources are reported annually by Rebecca Grumet, the project director, to the USDA Research, Education, & Economics Information System. Recent updates of CucCAP resources can be found […]

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Two new Spanish Fact Sheets now available on the CucCAP website

Dr. Angela Linares-Ramírez and her graduate student, Magdiel Miranda translated the final two cucurbit disease fact sheets authored by Dr. Mary K. Hausbeck, Monitoring and Managing Cucurbit Downy Mildew for Commercial Growers and Management of Cucurbit Downy Mildew for Home Gardeners. The new factsheets, Manejo del añublo lanoso de la cucurbitáceas para los agricultores and Monitoreo y manejo del añublo lanoso de las cucurbitáceas, […]

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Fei Lab Presents Poster at PAG XXVI

Cucurbita Genome Sequences Provide Insights into Polyploid … Jan 23, 2018 – Cucurbita Genome. Sequences Provide. Insights into Polyploid. Genome Evolution and Heterosis in. Interspecific Hybrid. Outline. Introduction. – The origins and domestication of C. maxima and C. moschata. – The uses of C. maxima …. and C. moschata correlated with heterosis in important agronomic traits.

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CucCAP Melon Team News and Events

The USDA-ARS Crop Improvement and Protection Research group stationed in Salinas, CA reported recent presentations to growers and industry. On Thursday December 7, 2017, Dr. Jim McCreight presented “Melon powdery mildew race variation in California” at the Imperial County 28th Annual Fall Desert Crops Workshop hosted by Cooperative Extension and the University of California. On Thursday, January […]

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CucCAP presentations at January Events

CucCAP Extension presentation at the Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association of Delaware annual meeting – January 8 – 11, 2018 Dr. Jonathan Schultheis will present: “Melon Varieties; Orange Flesh and Various Specialty Melon Opportunities at the on Tuesday January 9, 2018 in the Fresh market session. Dr. Jonathan Schultheis will present: “Parthenocarpic Pickling Cucumber; Plant Population […]

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