May 2020 Powdery Mildew and Whiteflys on Southeastern Cucurbits | VSCNews

Presence of Powdery Mildew a Concern for Southeast Vegetable Growers “Powdery mildew disease is present on older squash in various vegetable fields across South Florida. According to the South Florida Vegetable Pest and Disease Hotline, respondents report that the disease has also started to show up on watermelon crops across the region as well.” Continue […]

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USDA Grants $3.2 Million Toward Whitefly Research | VSCNews

Researchers will focus specifically on vegetable systems and find long-term sustainable solutions to manage whiteflies and whitefly-transmitted virus complexes. There are three whitefly-transmitted viral pathogens, which are known to reduce the quality of vegetable crops, specifically cucurbits: cucurbit leaf crumple virus, cucurbit yellow stunting disorder virus and sida golden mosaic virus.

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ASHS Annual Conference

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, […]

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USDA 2018 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Recipients

CucCAP researchers are among grant recipients from the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program in 2018 Biosurveillance of cucurbit downy mildew: North Carolina State University will develop a bio-surveillance program for precision disease management of Cucurbit Downy Mildew through early detection of Pseudoperonospora cubensis airborne sporangia, establishing crop risk and fungicide resistance, and disseminating results to […]

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