- Vegetables: cucurbits
- Crop Production: pollination
- Farm Business Management: marketing management
- Production Systems: organic agriculture
Replicated variety trials of cucumber, melon and winter squash are at the heart of this project. We are focusing on evaluating resistance to Downy Mildew, as well as Bacterial Wilt resistance, yield and fruit quality/characteristics. We are conducting a survey and other outreach to assess growers' cucurbit variety needs and priorities.
Project objectives from proposal:
Our goals include identification of Downy Mildew resistant seedstocks for future breeding work and for immediate seed production and sale, as well as an analysis of the demand for such seedstocks and breeding programs in our region.