Kim Heagy is a graduate student working on a Masters degree in the Department of Horticultural Science at NC State University. Kim is a member of the Schultheis Vegetable Production lab which is part of the CucCAP Integrated Disease Management Team.
CucCAP Crop and Disease Management specialists Lina Quesada-Ocampo and Jonathan Schultheis collaborated with other Cooperative Extension specialists in NC to release a new full crop profile for the NC cucumber. The profile details worker activities; production practices, counties, and facts; pests including insects, pathogens, weeds, nematodes, and mites. Each pest is outlined by name (common and scientific), importance, symptoms, chemical controls, products/brands, biological controls, physical controls, and cultural controls.
Stuart Michel is a research technician in Dr. Schultheis’ program at NC State University and he is pursuing a masters degree in Horticultural Science. Stuart’s research will focus on Fusarium wilt of watermelon.
NC Cooperative Extension is partnering with the NC Watermelon Association to host a virtual Watermelon Production Meeting.
CucCAP researchers and stakeholders met on October 27, 28 & 29, 2022 to present and discuss the grant’s accomplishments, ongoing research, plans and expectations. Lina Quesada-Ocampo (NC State University), Mary Hausbeck (Michigan State University), Chris Smart (Cornell University), Anthony Keinath (Clemson University), Shaker Kousik (USDA-ARS), Jonathan Schultheis (NC State University), Daniel Tregeagle (NC State University), and Mary Lorscheider (NC State University Extension communicator) reported on the Integrated Disease Management Team’s progress.
CucCAP scientists Lina Quesada-Ocampo and Jonathan Schultheis will present:
Disease Management and Downy Mildew, Cultivars to Consider Growing in North Carolina
Pumpkin Spacing Considerations: Effects on Yield, Size and Fruit Uniformity
Watermelon Cultivar Evaluations in Fields with Minimal or High Levels of Fusarium Wilt
Potential Fusarium Wilt Management Strategies
In 2020, the Schultheis lab at NC State conducted cucurbit cultigen evaluations on Squash.
This event is organized by N.C. Cooperative Extension Gates County Center. Moderated by Nettie Baugher, NC Cooperative Extension Commercial Horticulture Area Agent Crop Rotation Strategies for Weed Control in Watermelon, Dr. Katie Jennings, NCSU Extension Specialist Controlling Anthracnose and Fusarium in Watermelon, Dr. Lina Quesada, NCSU Extension Specialist Registration is required. Registered individuals will receive […]