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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
In early December after months without internet and electricity due to Hurricanes Irma and Maria, Dr. Angela M. Linares Ramírez finally got internet service restored in her Peurto Rico office. Although the CucCAP team in Peurto Rico was still waiting for electricity to be restored, they managed to send translations of three Spanish factsheets to be […]
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced the appointment of 13 individuals to serve on the National Watermelon Promotion Board. Read the announcement from the USDA here. More information about the board is available on the National Watermelon Promotion Board page on the USDA-AMS website and the National Watermelon Promotion Board website.
Mary K. Hausbeck from MSU Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences spoke about Downy Mildew Prevention and control at the Great Lakes Expo on December 6 in the Pickling Cucumber Session. In the Phytophthora session, Dr. Hausbeck spoke about Phytophthora capsici: Pathogen Biology and Management Strategies.
CUCURBITACEAE CONFERENCE: November 11 – 16, 2018; UC Davis, California USA http://cucurbit2018.ucdavis.edu Bringing together cucurbit scientists from around the world for an in-depth conference exploring new frontiers of cucurbit research and development. Meeting registration and abstract submission set to open in March 2018.