CucCAP scientist Andrea P. Landrón García’s research is focused on the creation of future resistant lines of squash with resistance to powdery mildew using resistant materials with local materials in Puerto Rico.
The CucCAP squash team is breeding squash for Powdery Mildew and Phytophthora rot resistance.
In Peurto Rico, Genotypes of Cucurbita moschata with a range of susceptibility were inoculated with Papaya ringspot virus and Zucchini yellow mosaic virus and evaluated in the greenhouse and field.
Final Progress Report for the CucCAP#1 Squash Team: Michael Mazourek (Cornell University), Linda Wessel-Beaver (University of Puerto Rico), Angela Linares (University of Puerto Rico), and Chris Smart (Cornell University).
Cucurbit breeding, genomics, and pathology submissions from the CucCAP team include: Inheritance of Papaya Ringspot Virus Resistance from Two Distinct Sources in Tropical Pumpkin (Cucurbita moschata)Wilfredo Seda-Martinez, Linda Wessel-Beaver, Jose Carlos V. Rodriguez and Angela Linares Ramirez. (University of Puerto Rico) Allelism of Resistance to Cucurbit Yellow Stunting Disorder Virus in Melon Accessions PI 313970 and TGR 1551. James D. McCreight, […]
Team members Michael Mazourek (Cornell University), Linda Wessel-Beaver (University of Puerto Rico), Angela Linares (University of Puerto Rico), and Chris Smart (Cornell University) reported on progress made on the CucCAP grant in the previous year.
The CucCAP extension team developed 16 extension fact sheets to provide useful information for the detection and control of diseases in cucurbits. Thirteen of the fact sheets were translated to Spanish providing important support for the Hispanic farmers’ community.
Cucurbitaceae is an international conference of cucurbit scientists held every four years in North America. Cucurbitaceae 2018 was hosted by UC Davis in Davis, California. CucCAP was well represented with 14 Co-PIs and 28 lab members in attendance presenting five invited keynote talks, an additional 12 invited talks, and 19 posters.