Pickle Variety Twilight Meeting – Cornell Vegetable Program

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 […]

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Trials, research exhibited at SW Michigan Extension tour – Vegetable Growers News

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 […]

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Breeding Efforts in the Grumet lab at Michigan State University

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, […]

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