Changes in Winter Squash Fruit Exocarp Structure Associated with Age-Related Resistance to Phytophthora capsici by Safa A. Alzohairy, Ray Hammerschmidt, and Mary K. Hausbeck Published Online:27 Aug 2019 Phytophthora capsici is a destructive pathogen of cucurbits causing root, crown, and fruit rot. Winter squash (Cucurbita sp.) production is limited by this pathogen in Michigan and other U.S. growing […]
Ben Mansfeld’s research focuses on cucumber resistance to Phytophthora capsici (a fungus-like plant disease that affects many crops including cucurbits). In the Grumet Lab, researchers have screened over 1300 different cucumber varieties from around the world to try to identify natural sources of disease resistance. Through this process, they identified an age-related resistance; young […]
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), […]