CucCAP Team Fall 2017 Quarterly Newsletter

CucCAP Team presentations at commodity and scientific Meetings: On November 28 and 29, 2017, NC State CucCAP scientists presented research results to members of the vegetable production community. Todd Wehner’s cucurbit breeding group spoke about cucumber germplasm with high resistance to Downy Mildew. Also at this meeting, Jonathan Schultheis’ vegetable production team presented talks on watermelon production […]

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Fei Lab contributes to CucCAP Genomics and Bioinformatic

Fei Lab Genomic and Bioinformatic accomplishments, March 2017 through November 2017: Publications: 1. Wu S, Shamimuzzaman M, Sun H, Salse J, Sui X, Wilder A, Wu Z, Levi A, Xu Y, Ling KS, Fei Z (2017) The bottle gourd genome provides insights into Cucurbitaceae evolution and facilitates mapping of a Papaya ringspot virus resistance locus. Plant […]

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Bottle gourd genome provides insight on evolutionary history and genetic relationships of cucurbit crops – Boyce Thompson Institute

In their findings, researchers compared the sequenced bottle gourd genome to those of other cucurbit species, allowing them to reconstruct the ancient genomic history of the Cucurbitaceae family. Source: Bottle gourd genome provides insight on evolutionary history and genetic relationships of cucurbit crops – Boyce Thompson Institute

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Pumpkin genomes sequenced, revealing uncommon history – Vegetable Growers News

Scientists at the Cornell-affiliated Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI) and the National Engineering Research Center for Vegetables in Beijing have sequenced the genomes of two important pumpkin species, Cucurbita maxima and Cucurbita moschata. The finished genomes appear in […] Source: Pumpkin genomes sequenced, revealing uncommon history – Vegetable Growers News

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November meetings and events for cucurbit producers and scientists

Upcoming presentations from the CucCAP Plant Breeders and Extension Specialists Commodity and scientific meetings for cucurbit crop researchers and producers are on the calendar for Fall of 2017. The Pickle Packer’s International Product Showcase starts the fall lineup on October 30. The Texas watermelon Association’s 52nd annual convention is on November 9. The Southeast Vegetable & […]

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CucCAP Plant Breeders and Extension Specialists will speak at November Meetings

On Tuesday November 28, Todd Wehner will speak about Cucumber Germplasm from NC State with High Resistance to Downy Mildew with Emily J. Silverman at the 32nd Annual Southeast Vegetable & Fruit Expo. Also at this meeting, Jonathan Schultheis from NC State will speak about Watermelon Production Management Considerations. Lina Quesada-Ocampo, from the NC State Vegetable disease […]

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Manejo de Phytophthora en calabaza de invierno y en calabaza

Angela M. Linares Ramirez from the University of Puerto Rico translated a fact sheet into Spanish for the CucCAP website.  Manejo de Phytophthora en calabaza de invierno y en calabaza is the seventh Spanish factsheet available on the CucCAP website. The English version of this factsheet, Managing Phytophthora on Winter Squash and Pumpkin,  by Mary Hausbeck was published at Michigan […]

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