Results of the 2018 Watermelon Triploid Standard and Mini Watermelon Cultigen Evaluation Studies | NC State Extension

Watermelon standard size and mini watermelon cultigen evaluation studies were conducted at the Horticultural Crops Research Station in Clinton, NC in the summer of 2018. NC State Extension Horticultural Science Vegetable specialist Jonathan Schultheis and Research Associate Keith Starke conduct annual variety trials on watermelon and other cucurbit crops. The results of the watermelon evaluations were […]

Continue reading


Results of the 2018 Zucchini Squash Variety Cultigen Evaluations are Published at NC State

NC State Extension Horticultural Science Vegetable specialist, Jonathan Schultheis, and Research Associate Keith Starke conduct annual variety trials on a variety of cucurbits. An objective of the NC State extension cucurbit evaluations is to identify adapted cultivars that NC growers can grow profitably. Visit the Cucurbit Variety Trials page to view all of the cucurbit reports. The 2018 Zucchini […]

Continue reading


2019 Watermelon Presentations at Southern Region ASHS

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 […]

Continue reading


Winter 2019 Extension Disease Management Workshops

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. Phytophthora blight in vegetables and other cucurbits is complicated by the fact that downy mildew may also be a problem. January 23, […]

Continue reading


83rd Southern Region ASHS

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 […]

Continue reading


CucCAP team presentations at Cucurbitaceae 2018

CucCAP plant breeders, pathologists and genomic scientists will present results of their work with cucurbit breeding lines and disease resistance at Cucurbitaceae 2018. On Wednesday, November 14, Rebecca Grumet will be the keynote speaker in the first genomics session with the presentation, The CucCAP Project: Genomic Tools and Resources to Facilitate Breeding for Disease Resistance […]

Continue reading


2018 CucCAP Extension and Outreach Team Team Annual Report

Progress Reports and Work Plans Team members: Jonathan Schultheis (NC State University), Mary Hausbeck (Michigan St. Univ.), Angela Linares (Univ. Puerto Rico), Jim McCreight (USDA, ARS), Lina Quesada (N. Carolina St. Univ.),  Chris Smart (Cornell Univ.), Linda Wessel Beaver (Univ. Puerto Rico)  reported on their lab’s progress and plans. 3.2. Provide readily accessible information to facilitate disease control […]

Continue reading


February CucCAP team Presentations

CucCap team members presented research results at the Southern Region ASHS meeting in Jacksonville, Florida on February 2 – 4. Jonathan Schultheis, leader of the CucCAP extension team and members of the NC State vegetable research group, Elizabeth Indermaur and Keith Starke, presented Galia Specialty Melon Evaluations and Opportunities. Cecilia McGregor, a member of the CucCAP watermelon team […]

Continue reading