Vegetable disease specialists from the University of Georgia discuss viruses affecting watermelon, squash and cucumbers including cucurbit leaf crumple virus, cucurbit yellow stunting disorder virus, and squash vein yellowing virus.
This webcast describes differences in symptoms caused by the whitefly-transmitted viruses known to infect U.S. cucurbit crops and discusses the importance of early virus identification, insect control, and management of weed and alternate crop host plants, as well as the potential for use of resistant varieties.
The Vegetable and Specialty Crop News June 2019 edition features two articles about disease problems of interest to cucurbit growers. An article from Florida State Cooperative Extension Vegetable Pathology titled, What to do about watermelon gummy stem blight and fusarium wilt, highlights two disease priorities on watermelon. The need for new virus resistant squash and melon […]
On pages 10 – 11 of this article, UF Extension specialists in Gainsville Fl. discuss strategies to manage fusarium wilt and virus transmission by white fly on watermelon. Inside of the February 2018 issue of VSCNews magazine, readers will find pages packed with disease management strategies. Get an update on the latest disease management research […]
The Vegetable Pathology group at Cornell’s Long Island Horticultural Research & Extension Center added a new photo gallery to their website. View the photos of symptoms of virus diseases on cucurbits. Cornell vegetable pathology links for Cucurbits Cucurbit diseases and their management Virus diseases of cucurbits
Researchers from the Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and collaborators in China and France have produced the first high-quality genome sequence for the bottle gourd (Lagenaria siceraria) and a reconstructed genome of the most recent Cucurbitaceae ancestor. In their findings, researchers compared the sequenced bottle gourd genome to those […]