CucCAP scientists James D. McCreight, Cecilia McGregor, Todd Wehner, Linda Wessel-Beaver, and William M. Wintermantel authored reports in the 2019 Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative (CGC) report which was published in September 2020. Amnon Levi and Linda Wessel-Beaver are the 2020 editors of the CGC report. Continue Reading
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
The McGregor Lab at UGA will collaborate with researchers from three research institutions to use a grant from the USDA to fight whiteflies on vegetable crops. Cecilia McGregor and her lab group will be involved with research on Plant resistant traits and Molecular tools & biotechnology.
The McGregor lab participated in the The Twilight Summer Field Day highlighting fruit and vegetable research at the Durham Horticulture Farm. From Left to right: Sammy Manthi, Lincoln Adams, Jorge Reyes and Jesse Kuzy Continue Reading
Develop common genomic approaches and tools for cucurbits & Genomic assisted breeding for disease resistance View the pdf version of this report Watermelon Team members: Amnon Levi (USDA, ARS), Shaker Kousik (USDA, ARS), Kai-shu Ling (USDA, ARS), Cecilia McGregor (Univ. Georgia), Pat Wechter (USDA, ARS), Todd Wehner (North Carolina St. Univ.) Overall objectives: Identifying quantitative trait […]
NC State Department of Horticulture Watermelon group and the University of Georgia Department of Horticulture Watermelon Breeding group made presentations at the 83rd Southern Region ASHS Watermelon Research Working Group. Watermelon Variety Trials NC State Extension Specialist Jonathan Schultheis and Research Associate Keith Starke conduct annual variety trials on Melon, Pumpkin, Squash, and Watermelon. The Vegetable […]
Extension Plant Pathologists Lina Quesada from NC State and Chris Smart from Cornell join Extension Specialist Mary Hausbeck for a series of Phytophthora and Downy Mildew Workshops for Vegetable Growers at Michigan State University.
Members of the CucCAP team participating in the Watermelon Research group include Cecilia McGregor and Jonathan Schultheis. Their presentations include: KASPTM Markers for Selection for Fruit Shape in Watermelon (Reeve Legendre & Cecilia McGregor) Standard size watermelon cultivar yield and quality results, North Carolina 2018. (Jonathan Schultheis & Keith Starke) Tissue firmness and Hollow Heart […]