Manejo de Phytophthora en calabaza de invierno y en calabaza

Angela M. Linares Ramirez from the University of Puerto Rico translated a fact sheet into Spanish for the CucCAP website.  Manejo de Phytophthora en calabaza de invierno y en calabaza is the seventh Spanish factsheet available on the CucCAP website. The English version of this factsheet, Managing Phytophthora on Winter Squash and Pumpkin,  by Mary Hausbeck was published at Michigan […]

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Linda Wessel-Beaver, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez

Research involves plant breeding and genetics of tropical pumpkin (Cucurbita moschata). The goal of my research is to develop new, improved varieties of tropical pumpkin and to expand the knowledge base concerning the genetics and improvement of the genus Cucurbita. Current and past research has dealt with disease and insect resistance (resistance to whiteflies, melonworm, […]

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Phytophthora disease reported on winter squash and pumpkin – Vegetable Growers News

Many areas of Michigan have received a significant amount of rain that favors the development of phytophthora disease on winter squash and pumpkin plants. Other vegetables that are susceptible to Phytophthora capsici include cucumber, zucchini, summer squash, watermelon, cantaloupe, pumpkin, pepper, eggplant, tomato and succulent bean. The pathogen may overwinter in the soil and persist for more […]

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Puerto Rico 2017 Spring field day

In April 2017, Angela M. Linares Ramirez and Linda Wessel-Beaver held a field day on the Agricultural Experiment Station at Lajas, Peurto Rico with 119 farmers attending. Extension agents, students and agronomists assisted with an update in all research activities including the CucCAP activities. In the pictures Linda Beaver is explaining her current research, the evaluation of […]

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