On location in Davis, California at Cucurbitaceae 2018, we sit down with United States Department of Agriculture postdoctoral research scientist Sandra Branham to talk about her work, why seed companies are taking such an interest in it, and why having to spit out watermelon seed isn’t for her. Read More Listen to the podcast here
The group determined that bottle gourd rootstocks were effective in imparting resistance to the susceptible watermelon scion and released the two bottle gourd rootstocks that were the most effective in conferring resistance.
Georgia watermelon growers who have a targeted, informed disease management plan for gummy stem blight disease could save money and lessen the environmental impact of producing this favorite summertime fruit. University of Georgia horticulturist Cecilia McGregor, along with fellow UGA scientists Marin Brewer and Bhabesh Dutta, studies the impact of reduced fungicide use through early […]
Georgia watermelon growers who have a targeted, informed disease management plan for gummy stem blight disease could save money and lessen the environmental impact of producing this favorite summertime fruit. Read more about gummy stem blight on watermelon.
CucCap team members presented research results at the Southern Region ASHS meeting in Jacksonville, Florida on February 2 – 4. Jonathan Schultheis, leader of the CucCAP extension team and members of the NC State vegetable research group, Elizabeth Indermaur and Keith Starke, presented Galia Specialty Melon Evaluations and Opportunities. Cecilia McGregor, a member of the CucCAP watermelon team […]
Secretary of Agriculture, Dr. Sonny Perdu visited the USDA, ARS, U.S. Vegetable Laboratory in Charleston, SC on August 21st, 2017 and received explanations of watermelon projects funded by CucCAP.
The Secretary of Agriculture doesn’t just advocate for agricultural research, he strives to understand the advances being made. Sarah Mock from the local television station, RFD-TV, traveled with him to the Vegetable Lab in Charleston, South Carolina to learn more. Watch the video of the Agriculture secretaries’ visit.
NC State researchers are conducting their greenhouse and lab research for the 2017 growing season. Look for more information soon as the Watermelon breeding and Pathology teams update us with videos of their work. Two members of the NC State research group that you are hearing more about are Allie Druffel and Luis Rivera-Burgos pictured below. […]