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.
Presentations from CucCAP researchers address cucumber breeding, melon pathogens, and watermelon production. Phenotypic Analysis of the U.S. Cucumber PI Core Collection for Fruit Morphological Diversity Ying-Chen Lin, Yiqun Weng, University of Wisconsin and Rebecca Grumet, Michigan State University Continue Reading QTL-Seq of Young Fruit Resistance to Phytophthora Capsici in Cucumber Ying-Chen Lin and Rebecca Grumet, […]
This progress report from the CucCAP melon team covers goals and accomplishments for the time period of March 2019 to July 2020.
Breeding, genetics, & genomics publications and presentations from the CucCAP1 melon project.