2018 CucCAP Extension and Outreach 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 […]

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Linda Wessel-Beaver, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez

Research involves plant breeding and genetics of tropical pumpkin (Cucurbita moschata). The goal of my research is to develop new, improved varieties of tropical pumpkin and to expand the knowledge base concerning the genetics and improvement of the genus Cucurbita. Current and past research has dealt with disease and insect resistance (resistance to whiteflies, melonworm, […]

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Puerto Rico 2017 Spring field day

In April 2017, Angela M. Linares Ramirez and Linda Wessel-Beaver held a field day on the Agricultural Experiment Station at Lajas, Peurto Rico with 119 farmers attending. Extension agents, students and agronomists assisted with an update in all research activities including the CucCAP activities. In the pictures Linda Beaver is explaining her current research, the evaluation of […]

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CucCAP Squash Team 2016 Annual Report

Team members: Michael Mazourek (Cornell University) Linda Beaver (University of Puerto Rico) Angela Linares (University of Puerto Rico) Chris Smart (Cornell University) Objectives: Develop common genomic approaches and tools for squash; Perform GBS analysis of PI collections, establish core populations, provide community resource for genome wide association studies (GWAS); GBS of squash, establish molecular-informed core […]

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