CucCAP researchers provide updated disease control information for cucurbit growers

In early 2020, CucCAP Vegetable Pathology and Crop Production Extension Specialists published plant disease management reports and Cucurbit cultigen evaluations from recent field trials. These reports provide valuable information for cucurbit crop producers, seed companies and other CucCAP stakeholders. The 2019 Plant Disease Management Reports provide disease resistance information for downy mildew on cucumber, Phytophthora […]

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The CucCAP website: A one stop shop for Cucurbit Disease Information

The CucCAP website provides links to resources for Cucurbit genomic scientists and plant breeders including the Cucurbit Genomics Database and the Cucurbit genetics cooperative. Between 2015 and 2020, the CucCAP team published more than 92 refereed research publications. During this time, the scientists made over 149 presentations at universities and scientific conferences. Continue Reading Resources for Cucurbit disease management […]

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CucCAP scientists provide inventory of genes and QTL for cucumber breeding and genetics community

In recent years, significant progress has been made in molecular mapping and identification of genes and QTL responsible for key phenotypic traits.  CucCAP scientists and collaborators led by Drs. Yuhui Wang and Yupeng Pan from Dr. Yiqun Weng’s lab at the University of Wisconsin at Madison provide an extensive review of the literature to systematically […]

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Phytophthora control is a long-term commitment | VGN

CucCAP Vegetable Pathologist, Mary Hausbeck, discusses Phytophthora susceptiblity in cucumbers, summer squash and zucchini. Disease symptoms on fruit can take a few days to appear after infection. Fruit can appear healthy at harvest and then develop disease symptoms during transit or on grocers’ shelves. The classic symptom of phytophthora is a white, powdered sugar appearance. Cucurbits […]

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CucCAP researchers identify genetic loci conferring resistance to Fusarium wilt race 2 and Papaya ring-spot virus-watermelon strain (PRSV-W)

Fusarium wilt (FW) and papaya ring-spot virus-watermelon strain (PRSV-W) are important diseases of watermelon, causing serious damage to the crop. Multiple disease screens of the USDA watermelon germplasm collection have highlighted the value of wild type watermelons as a source for enhancing resistance to diseases in modern watermelon cultivars. The CucCAP team at the USDA, […]

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Presentations by CucCAP Scientists at PAG XXVIII

CucCAP participants at PAG XXVIII include cucurbit breeders and genomic scientists.  The cucurbit session organizers are Amnon Levi and Patrick Wechter. Presentations by CucCAP authors include: QTL and Transcrptomic Analyses Implicate Cuticule Transcription Factor Shine As a Source of Natural Variation for Epidermal Traits in Cucumber: Zhangjun Fei, Rebecca Grumet, Ben N. Mansfeld, and Yiqun Weng De Novo Genome Assembly of Sweet […]

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