Bacterial fruit blotch (BFB) of cucurbits caused by Acidovorax citrulli has the potential to devastate production of watermelon and other cucurbits. Despite decades of research, no watermelon germplasm has been found with immunity, and only a few sources with various levels of resistance have been identified.
CucCAP Vegetable Pathologists provide cucurbit producers with techniques for cucurbit disease management and connect growers with research seeking new solutions for cucurbit diseases. The extension team is a network of University Extension specialists, members of their labs and Extension Agents who work with growers from across each state. Extension Agent Training When cucurbit crops are threatened by […]
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 […]
The Michigan State University Vegetable Pathology Lab teams up with Michigan State Extension to publish vegetable updates throughout the growing season. View previous updates here. Southeast Michigan vegetable update Pumpkin plantings have some orange fruit, though some plantings still have a long way to go. This unevenness and lack of orange fruit is being reported […]
“Downy mildew on cucumber has been verified in three cucumber producing counties on the west side of Michigan and one pickling cucumber producing county on the east side of Michigan.” “Cantaloupe crops are also at risk of becoming infected by downy mildew and should be protected using the fungicides that have been proven to be […]
The Michigan State University Vegetable Pathology Lab teams up with Michigan State Extension to publish vegetable updates throughout the growing season. View the July 31 update here. Southeast Michigan vegetable update In pumpkins and winter squash, downy mildew has been found on hard squash in Pennsylvania and Tennessee. Downy mildew is a complex disease with […]
The Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative (CGC) was established in 1977 to develop and advance the genetics of economically important cucurbits. CucCAP Team members have contributed many articles to the Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative throughout the years. Members of the CucCAP Team contributing to CGC report#41 for 2018 include authors Todd Wehner and Jim McCreight along with editors, Amnon Levi and Linda Wessel-Beaver.
“I really wanted a job that had application but would also allow me to use all the tools I have learned through my career, from field research to genomics, then be able to apply that to solve problems for growers,” she said. “I also really just love vegetable crops.” In pickling cucumber, the biggest concern […]