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.
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.
The Michigan State University (MSU) Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center (SWMREC) on Tuesday, Aug. 15, offered tours of projects underway at its farm near Benton Harbor. About 40 individuals attended the tours which included presentations on projects affecting a wide variety of crops from cucumbers to hops to blueberries and peaches. MSU lab manager […]
Breeding activities focus on fruit development and disease resistance in Cucumis (cucumber and melon) crops using a combination of molecular genetic, genomic and transgenic approaches. The CucCAP team is especially interested in early stages of fruit growth and factors influencing fruit size, shape, cuticle and surface properties and resistance to infection by the oomycete pathogen, […]