Protecting Cucurbit Crops Against Pathogens | VSC News

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 […]

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UNH breeding releases new cucurbits available for 2019 | VGN

Several new pumpkin, squash, and melon varieties that were developed at the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire were released by cooperating seed companies recently. The new varieties exhibit intermediate resistance to powdery mildew disease. Newly released Renegade pumpkin has powdery mildew resistance. The butternut variety Gabrielle an F1 hybrid is similar […]

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Sandra Branham’s Watermelon Work is Kind of a Big Deal for Seed Companies | Seed World Daily

On location in Davis, California at Cucurbitaceae 2018,  we sit down with United States Department of Agriculture postdoctoral research scientist Sandra Branham to talk about her work, why seed companies are taking such an interest in it, and why having to spit out watermelon seed isn’t for her. Read More Listen to the podcast here

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