How Downy Mildew Spores Are Monitored | MSU Vegetable Pathology

Spore traps are placed in the several sites in Michigan counties for the field season. Each trap operates by continuously pulling in air and all associated particles (spores, pollen, dust, etc.) and impacting them onto sticky tape on a reel inside the trap. The reel with the spores is brought back to the lab where downy mildew […]

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Results of the 2018 Zucchini Squash Variety Cultigen Evaluations are Published at NC State

NC State Extension Horticultural Science Vegetable specialist, Jonathan Schultheis, and Research Associate Keith Starke conduct annual variety trials on a variety of cucurbits. An objective of the NC State extension cucurbit evaluations is to identify adapted cultivars that NC growers can grow profitably. Visit the Cucurbit Variety Trials page to view all of the cucurbit reports. The 2018 Zucchini […]

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Cuccap Project Develops Extension Fact Sheets for Important Cucurbit Diseases in English and Spanish

Members of the CucCAP extension team [Dr. Mary Hausbeck, Michigan State University; Dr. Angela Linares, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez; Dr. Lina Quesada-Ocampo, North Carolina State University; Dr. Chris Smart, Cornell University] have developed 16 extension fact sheets to support stakeholders and impact cucurbit production in each region.  The fact sheets provide useful information […]

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CucCAP Plant Pathologists conduct Disease Management Workshops

Extension vegetable pathologist Mary Hausbeck was joined by CucCAP plant pathologists Lina Quesada from NC State and Chris Smart from Cornell University for a series of disease management workshops in Michigan. These winter workshops for vegetable growers provided an in-depth overview of the biology and control of cucurbit downy mildew and Phytophthora capsici in pickling cucumbers […]

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2019 Watermelon Presentations at Southern Region ASHS

NC State Department of Horticulture Watermelon group and the University of Georgia Department of Horticulture Watermelon Breeding group made presentations at the 83rd Southern Region ASHS Watermelon Research Working Group. Watermelon Variety Trials NC State Extension Specialist Jonathan Schultheis and Research Associate Keith Starke conduct annual variety trials on Melon, Pumpkin, Squash, and Watermelon. The Vegetable […]

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Winter 2019 Extension Disease Management Workshops

Extension Plant Pathologists Lina Quesada from NC State and Chris Smart from Cornell join Extension Specialist Mary Hausbeck for a series of Phytophthora and Downy Mildew Workshops for Vegetable Growers at Michigan State University. Phytophthora blight in vegetables and other cucurbits is complicated by the fact that downy mildew may also be a problem. January 23, […]

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CucCAP team developed a new database for cucurbit genomics

During the past several years, large amounts of genomic, transcriptomic and genetic data have been accumulated for cucurbits. These data have been extensively used to facilitate cucurbit research and breeding. However, efficient access, and ability to mine and analyze these large-scale datasets pose challenges to researchers, especially those with limited bioinformatics expertise. Therefore, the CucCAP […]

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