On location in Davis, California at Cucurbitaceae 2018, we sit down with Cornell University vegetable breeder Michael Mazourek to chat about his work on the Cucurbit Coordinated Agricultural Project, bringing the flavor back to vegetables and his new seed company partnership with celebrity chef Dan Barber. Read More Listen to the podcast here
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 […]
The Cucurbitaceae family (cucurbit) includes several economically important crops, such as melon, cucumber, watermelon, pumpkin, squash and gourds. During the past several years, genomic and genetic data have been rapidly accumulated for cucurbits. Read More
All growers that attend will be an integral part of helping make selections for the next generation of pickle varieties released!
Dr. Michael Mazourek from the School of Integrated Plant Science at Cornell University will present the talk, Downy Mildew Resistance from Slicers to Picklers. Cornell has developed slicing cucumbers with downy mildew resistance for organic growers and released them through a rapid response approach that puts step-wise improvements in grower fields. Following concerns about fungicide cost, […]
The Plant and Animal Genome Conference (PAG) is designed to provide a forum on recent developments and future plans for plant and animal genome projects. Consisting of technical presentations, poster sessions, exhibits and workshops, the conference is an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas and applications on this internationally important project. Program Overview
Vegetable growers toured an on-farm plot of early generation Cornell downy mildew resistant pickle breeding lines. Dr. Michael Mazourek, Professor of Plant Breeding, and lab members, were on-site to walk growers through the plot and review plant selections. Feedback from growers helps Cornell researchers make selections for the next generation of pickle variety releases. Organic control […]
Links of Interest Cornell Vegetables Crop Information for cucumbers, melons, pumpkins, squash, and watermelons Pest management Vegetable Pathology – Long Island Horticultural Research & Extension Center Processing vegetable variety trials Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic News and Events People Mazourek, Michael SIPS Plant Breeding and Genetics Section McGrath, Meg SIPS Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section; Long […]