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 plant breeders, pathologists and genomic scientists will present results of their work with cucurbit breeding lines and disease resistance at Cucurbitaceae 2018. On Wednesday, November 14, Rebecca Grumet will be the keynote speaker in the first genomics session with the presentation, The CucCAP Project: Genomic Tools and Resources to Facilitate Breeding for Disease Resistance […]
Team members Jim McCreight (USDA, ARS), Shaker Kousik (USDA, ARS), Michael Mazourek (Cornell Univ), Pat Wechter (USDA, ARS), Bill Wintermantel (USDA, ARS) reported on their lab’s progress and plans. Progress Reports and Work Plans Perform GBS analysis of PI collections, establish core populations, provide community resource for genome wide association studies (GWAS) & GBS of cucurbit […]
The 2018 Plant and Animal Genome Conference Program Overview
The USDA-ARS Crop Improvement and Protection Research group stationed in Salinas, CA reported recent presentations to growers and industry. On Thursday December 7, 2017, Dr. Jim McCreight presented “Melon powdery mildew race variation in California” at the Imperial County 28th Annual Fall Desert Crops Workshop hosted by Cooperative Extension and the University of California. On Thursday, January […]
CucCAP Extension presentation at the Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association of Delaware annual meeting – January 8 – 11, 2018 Dr. Jonathan Schultheis will present: “Melon Varieties; Orange Flesh and Various Specialty Melon Opportunities at the on Tuesday January 9, 2018 in the Fresh market session. Dr. Jonathan Schultheis will present: “Parthenocarpic Pickling Cucumber; Plant Population […]
Presentation by Jim McCreight, W.M. Wintermantel, and E.T. Natwick: Expression of Host Plant Resistance in Melon to Sweetpotato Whitefly in the Desert Southwest United States. DOI: 10.1603/ICE.2016.115559, XXV International Congress of Entomology, Orlando, FL, Sep. 2016.
The XIth Eucarpia Meeting on Genetics and Breeding of Cucurbitaceae 2016 The EUCARPIA Cucurbitaceae meeting is organized every four years in Europe, but interlaced every two years with Cucurbitaceae conference held in the USA. It aims to bring together researchers and breeders involved in genetics and improvement of Cucurbitaceae crops to share advancements in a […]