The CucCAP melon team reported on project progress and ongoing research in April 2023.
The Wintermantel team developed a multiplex single-step RT-PCR method to simultaneously test and differentiate among the among different viruses. Sampling of melon production regions in California and Arizona found that different combinations of viruses were dominant in fall vs. spring seasons, providing important information for disease management in areas impacted by cucurbit yellowing viruses.
The Emerging Viruses in Cucurbits Working Group (EVCWG) is charged with improving communication and virus knowledge across the cucurbit industry as well as developing strategies to successfully identify and mitigate virus threats to cucurbit production in the United States.
Presentations from the CucCAP team include: Monitoring for mutations related to oxathiapiprolin fungicide resistance in Pseudoperonospora cubensis populations; Addressing emerging viruses in cucurbits through a working group and stakeholder education; and Competitiveness of whitefly-transmitted yellowing viruses can influence virus dominance in cucurbits.
The 2023 Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference features education sessions, a trade show, meetings, and more.
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.