CucCAP cientists Amnon Levi, Linda Wessel Beaver and Todd Wehner are members of the CGC Coordinating Committee. They collaborated with the Cucurbit research community to publish this report.
University of Georgia researchers have now developed a faster way to detect the presence of Fusarium wilt.
The cucurbit research community is encouraged to continue to share research, manuscripts, reports, descriptions of new techniques, interesting observations from their regions, or any information that could be of use or interest to the cucurbit genetics and related research communities.
Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative (CGC) editor, Amnon Levi is now accepting manuscripts or reports for CGC #43.
In the September 2020 edition of the Vegetable and Specialty Crop News Magazine, CucCAP vegetable breeder Cecilia McGregor and Extentension Specialist George Boyhan discuss pumpkin, watermelon, and summer squash breeding work at UGA. Continue Reading
With a wide variety of options to choose from, researchers are working with technology in order to grow better cucurbits. Genome-wide association studies (GWAS), marker assisted selection and genomic selection have been used to improve specialty crops like squash, pumpkins and watermelons.
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.
CucCAP researchers at the U.S. Vegetable Laboratory in Charleston, SC collaborated with the Boyce Thompson Institute in Ithaca, NY to generate the highest density genetic map to date for melon.