Cucurbitaceae is an international conference of cucurbit scientists held every four years in North America. Cucurbitaceae 2018 was hosted by UC Davis in Davis, California. CucCAP was well represented with 14 Co-PIs and 28 lab members in attendance presenting five invited keynote talks, an additional 12 invited talks, and 19 posters.
CucCAP squash team members: Michael Mazourek, (team leader), Linda Wessel-Beaver, Angela Linares, and Chris Smart report their progress in the previous year.
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
A national team of 20 scientists led by MSU Horticulture Professor Rebecca Grumet has been awarded $6.5 million grant to accelerate the development of disease-resistant cucurbit crops through leveraging applied genomics. Read More