The CucCAP squash team is breeding squash for Powdery Mildew and Phytophthora rot resistance.
In Peurto Rico, Genotypes of Cucurbita moschata with a range of susceptibility were inoculated with Papaya ringspot virus and Zucchini yellow mosaic virus and evaluated in the greenhouse and field.
Dr. Meru’s team will collaborate with the universities of Puerto Rico and Georgia on the grant named “Specialty Pumpkin: Laying the Groundwork for an Emerging Crop and Lucrative Products.”
CucCAP scientists from the Cornell University research groups of Michael Mazourek and Christine Smart along with Michael Gore’s lab combined linkage mapping and bulked segregant methods for molecular mapping and QTL identification.
Linda Wessel Beaver shares some details about breeding tropical squash for virus resistance in the first CucCAP grant with the Culinary Breeding Network’s Winter Squash Week.
Cornell squash breeder and CucCAP Squash Team leader, Michael Mazarouek discusses the history of breeding winter squash.
Researchers at Cornell University developed squash breeding lines with increased resistance to Phytophthora crown and root rot.
Cornell University scientists Dr. Christine Smart, a plant pathologist and Dr. Michael Mazourek, a vegetable breeder discuss newly developed squash breeding lines and the soilborne oomycete Phytophthora capsici.