Extension and Industry Presentations


Cucumber Conference and Meeting Presentations

  • Arteman, L., T.C. Wehner, and J.R. Schultheis. 2015. Evaluation of parthenocarpic pickling cucumbers for North Carolina production. 30th Annual Southeast Vegetable and Fruit Expo. Myrtle Beach, SC. Dec.
  • Grumet, R. 2015. Update on resistance to Phytophthora capsici in cucumber. PPI Annual Meeting. October 30, 2015, Fort Worth, TX
  • Grumet, R. 2015. Introduction to CucCAP: Leveraging applied genomics to increase disease resistance in cucurbit crops. Pickling Cucumber Commodity Meeting, Grand Rapids, Dec.
  • Grumet, R. and M. Colle. 2015. Development of genetic stocks for cucumber fruit resistance to Phytophthora capsici. Pickling Cucumber Commodity Meeting, Grand Rapids, Dec.
  • Grumet R., B. Mansfeld, and Y.C. Lin. 2016. Genetic characterization and development of breeding materials for resistance of young cucumber fruit to infection by Phythophthora capsici. Pickling Cucumber Commodity Meeting, Grand Rapids, Dec.
  • Hausbeck, M.K. and K. Goldenhar 2016. Downy mildew prevention and control. Pickling Cucumber Commodity Meeting, Grand Rapids, Dec.
  • Hausbeck, M.K., K. Golenhar, J.R. Bello. 2016. Downy mildew: What’s next? Pickling Cucumber Commodity Meeting, Grand Rapids, Dec.
  • Hausbeck, M.K., and Cook, A.  2015.  The downy mildew report.  Pages 9-14 in: Pickling Cucumber Session Summaries, Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market Expo, Grand Rapids, MI, Dec.
  • Hausbeck, M.K. 2015.  The downy mildew report.  Pickling Cucumber Session, Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market Expo, Grand Rapids, MI, Dec. 144 attendees.
  • Hausbeck, M.K.  2015.  Downy mildew research.  Pickling Cucumber Commodity Meeting, Grand Rapids, Dec. 30 attendees.
  • Hausbeck, M.K.  2015.  Ten years of downy mildew in Michigan.  Pickle Packers International Inc Annual Meeting, Fort Worth TX, Oct. 30 attendees.
  • Krasnow, C., and M. Hausbeck.  2016.  Progress in cucumber downy mildew control.  Southwest Hort Days, Benton Harbor, MI, Feb.  35 attendees.
  • Quesada-Ocampo L. M. 2016. Cucurbit downy mildew management, diagnostics, and pathogen populations. Pickle Packers International Spring Meeting. Raleigh, NC, Apr.
  • Quesada-Ocampo L. M. Diagnostics and management of cucurbit downy mildew. 2015. Pickle Packers International Annual Meeting. Fort Worth, TX, Oct.
  • Quesada-Ocampo L. M. 2016. Management of cucumber downy mildew using fungicides and host resistance. Pickle Packers International Annual Meeting. Charleston, SC, Oct.
  • VandenLangenberg K. and T.C. Wehner 2015. High resistance over the production season to the new downy mildew in cucumber. PPI Annual Meeting. October 30, 2015. Fort Worth, TX.
  • Wallace, E. C. and L.M. Quesada-Ocampo 2015. Controlling downy mildew in cucumber. 30th Annual Southeast Vegetable and Fruit Expo. Myrtle Beach, NC. Dec.
  • Weng, Y. 2015. QTL Mapping for Downy Mildew Resistance in WI7120 Cucumber. PPI Annual Meeting. October 30, 2015, Fort Worth, TX
  • Weng Y., K.R. Haider, and Y. Weng. 2016. Pyramiding Downy Mildew Resistance Genes into Elite US Processing Cucumber with Marker-assisted Selection. Pickling Cucumber Commodity Meeting, Grand Rapids, MI.

Melon Conference and Meeting Presentations

  • Chacko, N. J., B. Mou, and M.D. Coffey. 2016. Powdery Mildew Race Variation in California. California Melon Research Board, Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, Jan.
  • Grumet, R. 2016. Introduction to CucCAP: Leveraging applied genomics to increase disease resistance in cucurbit crops. California Melon Research Board, Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, Jan.
  • McCreight, J.D. 2015. Melon Host Plant Resistance to Powdery Mildew and CYSDV. Fall Desert Crops workshop, sponsored by the University of California ANR Cooperative Extension, Imperial County, and University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, Yuma County. El Centro, CA, Oct.
  • McCreight, J.D. and E.T. Natwick. 2016. Evaluation and Breeding of New Sources of Host Plant Resistance to CYSDV and Sweetpotato Whitefly biotype B. California Melon Research Board, Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, Jan.
  • McCreight, J.D. and E.T. Natwick. 2017. Evaluation and breeding of new sources of host plant resistance to CYSDV and sweetpotato whitefly biotype B. California Melon Research Board, Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, Jan. 4, 2017.
  • Schultheis, J.R. 2017. A perspective on melons; some North Carolina cultivar results and some “food” for thought. Eastern Cantaloupe Growers Association. Nashville, TN, 16 Feb.

Pumpkin and Squash Conference and Meeting Presentations

  • Kristie, M., J.L. Ikerd, M. Mandal, R. Hassell, and C.S. Kousik. 2017. Development of Phytophthora crown rot (Phytophthora capsici) resistant rootstocks of Cucurbita maxima and C. moschata for watermelon grafting. Presented at the Watermelon Research and Development Group meeting. Mobile, AL. Feb.
  • Krasnow, C., and M. Hausbeck.  2016.  Phytophthora blight: management strategies for pepper and squash.  Southwest Hort Days, Benton Harbor, MI, Feb. 35 attendees.
  • Schultheis, J.R. and T. Birdsell. 2017. Butternut squash production. Winter Vegetable Conference and Trade Show. Asheville, NC, 8 Feb.

Watermelon Conference and Meeting Presentations

  • Adams M.L. and L.M. Quesada-Ocampo. 2016. Managing fungal diseases in cucurbits. NC Watermelon Convention. Wrightsville Beach, SC, Mar.
  • Bertucci, M., K. Jennings, D. Monks, D. Jordan, F. Louws, and J. Schultheis. 2015. Competitiveness of grafted watermelon plants versus non-grafted watermelon plants at various times of weedy and weed-free intervals. 30th Annual Southeast Vegetable and Fruit Expo. Myrtle Beach, SC. Dec.
  • Bertucci, M.B., K.M. Jennings, D.W. Monks, J.R. Schultheis, W.B. Thompson, F.W. Louws, D.L. Jordan, N.A. Basinger, S.C. Smith, and M.D. Waldschmidt. 2017. Early season crop development, yield, and fruit quality of standard and mini watermelons grafted to several cucurbit rootstocks. Watermelon Research Group, Mobile, AL. Feb.
  • Kousik, C.S. 2016. Progress and challenges in managing Phytophthora fruit rot of watermelon. Indiana Horticultural Congress, Indianapolis, IN. January. 45 attendees (at the talk).
  • Kousik, C.S. 2016. Managing Phytophthora fruit rot of watermelon. Georgia Watermelon Association, St. Simmons, GA. January. Over 100 attendees.
  • Kousik, C.S. 2016. Breadth of Resistance of USVL Developed Phytophthora Fruit Rot Resistant Germplasm Lines to Phytophthora capsici Isolates from Across USA. Watermelon Research and Development Group meeting. San Antonio, TX. Feb. over 50 attendees.
  • Kousik, C.S. 2016. Chaired and organized Watermelon Research and Development Group meeting. San Antonio, TX. Feb over 50 attendees. (26 talks)
  • Kousik, C.S. 2016. Progress and challenges in managing Phytophthora fruit rot of watermelon. U.S. Vegetable Laboratory Seminar. Charleston, SC. March
  • Kousik, C.S. 2017. Chaired and organized Watermelon Research and Development Group meeting. Mobile, AL. Feb.  over 65 attendees. (38 talks)
  • Levi, A., S. Steck, M. Horry, R.L. Jarret, P. Wechter, S. Kousik, B. Ward, G. Miller, R. Hassell, and A. Keinath. 2017. An overall small root system in watermelon cultivars indicates a need to improve their lateral fibrous root capacity. Presented at the Watermelon Research and Development Group meeting. Mobile, AL. Feb.
  • Mandal, M.K., C.S. Kousik, and B. Ward. 2016. Molecular Dissection of Resistance Signaling in Watermelon fruit through Metabolomics and Transriptomic Approach. Watermelon Research and Development Group meeting. San Antonio, TX. Feb. over 50 attendees.
  • Mandal, M.K., J.L. Ikerd, , S.  Shrestha, A. Battiste,  A. Boroujerdi, B. Ward, C.S.  Kousik 2017.  1H NMR and HPLC-based metabolite profiling of watermelon varieties. Presented at the Watermelon Research and Development Group meeting. Mobile, AL. Feb.
  • McGregor, C.E. 2016. Advances in Watermelon Breeding. Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference, 8-10 January 2016, Savannah, GA.
  • Miller N.F. and L.M. Quesada-Ocampo 2016. Evaluation of a new fungicide for management of Fusarium wilt of watermelon. NCSU Masters Symposium, Raleigh, NC, Nov.
  • Miller, N., M. Adams, and L.M. Quesada-Ocampo. 2017. Evaluation of a new fungicide for management of Fusarium wilt of watermelon. Watermelon Research Group. Mobile, AL, Feb.
  • Miller N. F. and L.M.Quesada-Ocampo 2015. New control options for Fusarium wilt in watermelon. 30th Annual Southeast Vegetable and Fruit Expo. Myrtle Beach, NC, Dec.
  • Quesada-Ocampo L. M. Downy mildew and Phytophthora control in cucurbits. 2016. NC Watermelon Convention. Wrightsville Beach, NC, Mar.
  • Schultheis, J.R. and K.D. Starke. 2017. Pollenizer placement considerations effects on watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) yield and quality. Watermelon Research Group, Mobile, AL. Feb.
  • Schultheis, J.R. 2016. Grafted vs. nongrafted watermelon studies. NC Watermelon Convention. Wrightsville Beach, NC, Mar.
  • Schultheis, J.R. and W.B. Thompson. 2016, Watermelon cultivar yield and quality trial results, North Carolina, 2015. Watermelon Research Group, San Antonio, TX, Feb.
  • Schultheis, J.R. and W.B. Thompson. 2016. Watermelon yield and fruit size response to grafted versus non-grafted transplants in plasticulture and bare ground production systems. Watermelon Research Group, San Antonio, TX, Feb.
  • Schultheis, J.R. and S. Johnson. 2015. Grafted versus nongrafted watermelon studies using bare ground or plasticulture production methods. 30th Annual Southeast Vegetable and Fruit Expo. Myrtle Beach, SC. Dec.
  • Starke, K.D. and J.R. Schultheis. 2016. Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) yield and quality response to grafted versus non-grafted plants, 2016. Watermelon Research Group, Mobile, AL. February 2017.
  • Quesada-Ocampo L. M. Downy mildew and Phytophthora control in cucurbits. 2016. NC Watermelon Convention. Wrightsville Beach, NC, Mar.
  • Wechter, W.P., S.E. Branham, S. Lambel, N. Guner, and A. Levi. 2017. Towards the identification of quantitative trait loci and development of molecular markers linked to Fusarium wilt resistance in watermelon. Presented at the Watermelon Research and Development Group meeting. Mobile, AL. Feb.

Pathology Conference and Meeting Presentations

  • Adams M.L. and L.M. Quesada-Ocampo. 2015. Managing fungal foliar diseases in cucurbits. 30th Annual Southeast Vegetable and Fruit Expo. Myrtle Beach, NC, Dec.
  • Harlan, B., and M.K. Hausbeck. 2017.  Vegetable diseases and control strategies.  Michigan Agribusiness Association Meeting, Lansing, MI, 11 Jan.  60 attendees.
  • Hausbeck, M.K. 2016.  Soilborne Phytophthora capsici on vine crops: Update and implications, Extension Specialist Breakfast Meeting via Zoom videoconference, East Lansing, 16 Jun. 15 attendees.
  • Hausbeck, M.K. 2016.  Phytophthora capsici: Pathogen biology.  Phytophthora capsici Session, Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market Expo, Grand Rapids, Dec. 25 attendees.
  • Hausbeck, M.K. 2017.  A smorgasbord of vegetable diseases is on today’s menu. MSU Extension and AgBioResearch State Council Meeting, Lansing, MI, Mar. 30 attendees.
  • Hausbeck, M.K. 2017.  Managing Phytophthora crown and fruit rot in cucurbit crops.  Vegetable Growers’ Meeting, East Aurora, NY, 15 Feb. 40 attendees.
  • Hausbeck, M.K. 2017.  Managing Phytophthora crown and fruit rot in cucurbit crops.  Syngenta Meeting, East Lansing, MI, 9 Feb. 75 attendees.
  • Hausbeck, M.K. 2017.  Managing Phytophthora crown and fruit rot in cucurbit crops.  Wisconsin Fresh Fruit and  Vegetable Conference, Wisconsin Dells, WI, 23 Jan. 40 attendees.
  • Hausbeck, M.K. 2016.  The downy mildew report.  Syngenta Meeting, Lansing, MI, Feb. 120 attendees.
  • Krasnow, C., and M. Hausbeck, 2016.  Phytophthora capsici: Fungicide programs and crop resistance.  Phytophthora capsici Session, Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market Expo, Grand Rapids, Dec. 55 attendees.
  • Krasnow, C., and M. Hausbeck,  2016.  Orondis: a new tool for controlling Phytophthora blight on pepper and squash.  Syngenta Meeting, Lansing, MI, Feb. 75 attendees.
  • Krasnow, C., and M. Hausbeck. 2016.  Rots and blights of vegetables. Bay Area Growers Extension Meeting, Bay City, MI, Jan. 40 attendees.
  • Meadows I., C. Mauney, and L.M. Quesada-Ocampo 2016. Agent training on disease diagnostics and management in vegetable crops. Extension Conference. Raleigh, NC, Nov.
  • Quesada-Ocampo L. M. Downy mildew updates for cucurbits. 2016. Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference. Savannah, GA, Jan.
  • Quesada-Ocampo L. M. 2016. Disease identification on vegetables. Certified Crop Advisor Training. Smithfield, NC, Dec.
  • Quesada-Ocampo L. M. 2016. Fungicides and host resistance for cucurbit downy mildew management. 31st Annual Southeast Vegetable and Fruit Expo. Myrtle Beach, NC, Dec.
  • Quesada-Ocampo L. M. 2017. Cucurbit disease management. Commercial vegetable grower symposium. Henderson, NC, Feb.
  • Smart, C.D 2015. Disease problems common during the 2015 growing season. Twilight meeting, Eden Valley, NY.
  • Smart, C.D 2016. Disease update. Western NY Vegetable Growers meeting. Lockport, NC. Mar.
  • Smart, C.D 2016. Managing cucurbit diseases. Empire State Producers Expo. Jan.
  • Smart, C.D. 2016. Understanding and controlling diseases of cucurbits. Crop Consultant Meeting, December 1, Syracuse NY.
  • Smart, C.D. 2016. Why is the Phytopthora blight from important? New York State Ag Experiment Station Task Force, October 10, 2016.
  • Smart, C.D. 2016. Field walk and discussion of diseases of cucurbits and other crops. Western NY Field Days. Portland, NY, Aug 31, 2016.
  • Smart, C.D. 2016. Vegetable disease management (1.5 hour discussion with growers and educators). Willsboro, NY, Aug 4, 2016.
  • Smart, C.D. 2016. Vegetable disease management (1.5 hour discussion with growers and educators). Canton, NY, Aug 3, 2016.
  • Smart, C.D. 2016. How the NY Farm Bureau helped established the Phytophthora blight farm. Midwest Farm Bureau visit to NYSAES, June 24, 2016.
  • Smart, C. and H. Lange. 2016. Vine Crop Update 2015. Proceedings of the 2016 Empire State Producers Expo, Syracuse, NY.

Webinars

  • Smart, C.D. Vegetable Diseases (for beginning growers), March 15, 2017.  This was a 1.5 hour webinar.
  • Smart C.D. Managing cucurbit downy mildew in organic systems in the northeast. December 6, 2016. 1.5 hour webinar with 135 participants.
  • Smart, C.D. Vegetable Diseases (for beginning growers), March 16, 2016. 1 hour webinar.