A pickling cucumber variety trial was planted at the Saginaw Valley Research and Extension Center (43.399097, -83.694497, Frankenmuth, Michigan). Rijk Zwaan (RZ) and Bejo (BJ) seed companies donated parthenocarpic (seedless) cucumber seeds for the trial. A PDF version of this report can be found at the Midwest Vegetable Trial Report for 2018 website. Continue Reading
On location in Davis, California at Cucurbitaceae 2018, we sit down with Michigan State University pickling cucumber breeder Ben Mansfeld to chat about his work in making cucumbers more disease resistant. Read More Listen to the podcast here
Project GREEEN supported Dr. Hausbeck’s research into the emerging cucurbit downy mildew problem in Michigan.
As we near the beginning of July, it’s important to note this is typically the time of year we expect to find the first downy mildew symptoms on cucumber. Read more about this destructive disease on cucurbits.
Progress Reports and Work Plans CucCAP Cucumber Team members; Yiqun Weng (USDA, ARS), Rebecca Grumet (Michigan St. Univ.), and Todd Wehner (North Carolina St. Univ.) reported the progress from each of their labs for 2017. Develop genomic approaches and tools GBS of PI collection, establish GWAS core Personnel: Weng (Wang Y, Tan J, Dymerski R), […]
Vegetable growers toured an on-farm plot of early generation Cornell downy mildew resistant pickle breeding lines. Dr. Michael Mazourek, Professor of Plant Breeding, and lab members, were on-site to walk growers through the plot and review plant selections. Feedback from growers helps Cornell researchers make selections for the next generation of pickle variety releases. Organic control […]
The cucumber research plots are located at the University of Wisconsin Hancock Agricultural Research Station in Hancock, WI.