CucCAP researchers develop genetic tools and diagnostic guide for cucurbit downy mildew

Cucurbit downy mildew (CDM)  is a devastating disease affecting economically important crops such as cantaloupe, cucumber, squash, pumpkin, and watermelon. Plant pathologists from the CucCAP disease management team published two articles focusing on CDM. In the first article, plant pathologists at North Carolina State University determined that the causal pathogen of Cucurbit downy mildew, Pseudoperonospora […]

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New funding from USDA-SCRI will extend the CucCAP project for four years

“CucCAP2: Harnessing genomic resources for disease resistance and management in cucurbit crops – bringing the tools to the field”, will focus on the development of advanced genomic, bioinformatic and breeding tools; disease resistant materials; disease management strategies and economic analyses for critical diseases threatening cucurbit production.

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CucCAP researchers perform economic analysis on production costs and disease control for cucurbit crops

CucCAP economists developed models showing potential for economic returns for cucurbit crops in multiple production regions.  Economic variables such as interest rates, input costs, production windows and existing crop budgets were collected to develop representative farms for production of cucurbit crops

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