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.
CucCAP scientists and other researchers authored reports in the 2019 Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative (CGC) report which was published in September 2020.
The Plant Management Network (PMN) has been redesigned and is now an online resource called, The Grow: Plant Health Exchange. This is an outreach service of The American Phytopathological Society.
This webcast describes differences in symptoms caused by the whitefly-transmitted viruses known to infect U.S. cucurbit crops and discusses the importance of early virus identification, insect control, and management of weed and alternate crop host plants, as well as the potential for use of resistant varieties.