Melon – Breeding, Genetics, Genomics, Pathology Publications and Presentations
Jim McCreight leads the Melon team. Their objectives are to Map and develop markers for disease resistance in Melon and introgress, pyramid/stack resistances into advanced breeding lines.
Cucumber Team Publications and Presentations included in the 2021 Annual CucCAP Report.
On August 3, 2021, the Plant Health 2021 Idea Café hosted a discussion titled,“Emerging Viruses in Cucurbits”. We invite you to join us in a follow-up meeting on Friday, October 1, 2021, from 10 am to 12 pm Central Time to expand on the discussion initiated during Plant Health 2021. This meeting is open to […]
A brief overview of emerging viruses in cucurbits with input from breeders, entomologists, and producers on how the cucurbit industry can work together to reduce the introduction and spread of viruses and to limit the impact of these viruses in areas where they are present.
Resistance to CYSDV is exhibited by melon PI 313970, a vegetable type melon introduced from India.
The CucCAP melon team is breeding melons for disease resistance to Powdery mildew, Fusarium wilt, and Cucurbit yellow stunting disorder virus.
USDA-ARS plant pathologist, Bill Wintermantel, collaborated with Mississippi State University Extension to publish information about cucurbit viruses including a video presentation, a factsheet and articles for cucurbit producers.