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Pickle Packers International 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting & Product Showcase

October 13, 2020 - October 22, 2020

CucCAP Plant Breeders and Dr. Rebecca Grumet (Michigan State University) and Dr. Yiqun Weng (USDA ARS Vegetable Crops Research Unit) will present:

  • Development of Pickling Cucumber Inbred Lines with Multiple Disease Resistances through Marker-assisted Gene Pyramiding
    A final report of PPI ARF-funded research that explored marker-assisted QTL pyramiding for enhanced resistance against downy mildew and phytophthora fruit rot in pickling cucumber.

CucCAP Plant Pathologists Dr. Lina Quesada-Ocampo (North Carolina State University) and Dr. Mary Hausbeck (Michigan State University)

  • From the Field to the Lab and Back: Monitoring Fungicide Resistance in Cucurbit Downy Mildew – Part I & Part II
    PPI-sponsored research reveals findings as Mary and Lina monitored fungicide resistance in the cucurbit downy mildew pathogen using field and lab approaches. This session will cover recommendations important to key pickle producing regions to limit disease losses as we look toward 2021.

CucCAP1 Plant Breeder, Dr. Todd Wehner (North Carolina State University) will receive the 2020 PPI Hall of Fame Induction.

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