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
On location in Davis, California at Cucurbitaceae 2018, we sit down with Cornell University vegetable breeder Michael Mazourek to chat about his work on the Cucurbit Coordinated Agricultural Project, bringing the flavor back to vegetables and his new seed company partnership with celebrity chef Dan Barber. Read More Listen to the podcast here
On location in Davis, California at Cucurbitaceae 2018, we sit down with the associate director of the Department of Agro-Environmental Sciences at University of Puerto Rico to talk about food security and how an organization called the CucCAP is helping. Read More Listen to the podcast here
In her talk, “Resistance to fungicides in vegetable pathogens: current situation and strategies for managing”, McGrath emphasized the importance of resistance management – specifically through monitoring and delaying development of resistance by rotating chemistries. Multi-fungicide resistance remains a constant concern, exemplified by cucurbit powdery mildew isolates present on Long Island that are resistant to 6 […]
Development of varieties with multiple disease resistances is always an important goal for plant breeders. Dr. Yiqun Weng’s Lab at the Vegetable Crops Research Unit in USDA-ARS, Madison, Wisconsin identified the STAYGREEN gene that is responsible for the PI 197087-derived triple-disease resistances.
CucCAP plant breeders, pathologists and genomic scientists will present results of their work with cucurbit breeding lines and disease resistance at Cucurbitaceae 2018. On Wednesday, November 14, Rebecca Grumet will be the keynote speaker in the first genomics session with the presentation, The CucCAP Project: Genomic Tools and Resources to Facilitate Breeding for Disease Resistance […]
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.
Epidemic Updates: October 7: First report from ME. CDM has been confirmed on jack-o-lantern pumpkin in a field in Penobscot County, ME. Incidence is 100%; severity is 80%. Estimated date of first symptoms is September 21. September 26: New report from MS. CDM has been discovered on acorn squash, cucumber, watermelon, cantaloupe, and butternut squash […]