CucCAP Researchers Provide High Resolution Genetic Characterization of the U.S. Cucumber Germplasm Collection

Germplasm collections (a.k.a. gene banks) are a crucial resource to conserve natural genetic diversity and provide a source of novel traits for crop improvement such as disease and pest resistance, increased yield, and improved fruit quality. Optimal collection, preservation and utilization of these resources depends upon knowledge of the genetic variation present within the collection. […]

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NC State Plant Pathologists publish 2018 Disease Reports for Cucurbits

Plant Disease Management Reports published by The American Phytopathological Society are hosted on the Plant Management Network. CucCAP Plant Pathologists contribute to these reports annually. Evaluation of fungicides for control of powdery mildew of winter squash, Kinston 2017. Evaluation of fungicides for control of downy mildew of winter squash, Kinston 2017. Evaluation of cultivars for […]

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Cornell Plant Pathologists publish 2018 Disease Reports for Cucurbits

Efficacy of fungicides for managing powdery mildew on pumpkin, 2017 Evaluation of pumpkin cultivars resistant to powdery mildew, 2017 Evaluation of cucumber cultivars resistant to downy mildew, 2017 Efficacy of Biofence for managing Phytophthora blight in cucurbits, 2017 Efficacy of biopesticides for managing Phytophthora blight in cucurbits, 2017 Evaluation of management programs without chlorothalonil for […]

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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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The bottle gourd genome provides insights into Cucurbitaceae evolution and facilitates mapping of a Papaya ring-spot virus resistance locus

The bottle gourd (Lagenaria siceraria cv. USVL1VR-Ls) genomes is published in The Plant Journal and the genome is now available to the public. The bottle gourd genome provides insights into Cucurbitaceae evolution and facilitates mapping of a Papaya ring-spot virus resistance locus  

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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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The bottle gourd genome provides insights into Cucurbitaceae evolution and facilitates mapping of a Papaya ringspot virus resistance locus

The Plant Journal – Wiley Online Library Bottle gourd (Lagenaria siceraria) is an important vegetable crop as well as a rootstock for other cucurbit crops. Source: The bottle gourd genome provides insights into Cucurbitaceae evolution and facilitates mapping of a Papaya ringspot virus resistance locus – Wu – 2017 – The Plant Journal – Wiley […]

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