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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Development of Disease and Nematode Resistance in Vegetable Crops

Location: Vegetable Research

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

First report of fruit rot of ridge gourd (Luffa acutangula) caused by Sclerotium rolfsii - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kousik, C.S., Ikerd, J.L., Mihir, M. 2016. First report of fruit rot of ridge gourd (Luffa acutangula) caused by Sclerotium rolfsii. Plant Health Progress. 17:13-14.
Identification and translocation of metabolites from powdery mildew resistant rootstocks to susceptible watermelon scions using nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mahmud, I., Kousik, C.S., Hassell, R., Chowdhury, K., Boroujerdi, A. 2015. Identification and translocation of metabolites from powdery mildew resistant rootstocks to susceptible watermelon scions using nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Metabolomics. J. Agric. Food Chem., DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.5b02108.
Diseases and their management strategies take top research priority in watermelon research and development group member’s survey - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kousik, C.S., Turechek, W., Brusca, J. 2016. Diseases and their management strategies take top research priority in watermelon research and development group member’s survey. Plant Health Progress. 17:53-58.
First report of phytophthora fruit rot on bitter gourd (Mormodica charantia) and sponge gourd (Luffa cylindrica) caused by phytophthora capsici     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kousik, C.S., Parada, C., Quesada-Ocampo, L. 2015. First report of phytophthora fruit rot on bitter gourd (Mormodica charantia) and sponge gourd (Luffa cylindrica) caused by phytophthora capsici. Plant Health Progress. 16:93-94.
Preliminary evaluation of resistance to powdery mildew (Podosphaera xanthii) in AVRDC collections of bitter gourd (Momordica charantia L.) - (Proceedings)
Dhillon, N.P., Phethin, S., Lin, C.C., Chen, W., Wang, J.F., Kousik, C.S., Mccreight, J.D. 2015. Preliminary evaluation of resistance to powdery mildew (Podosphaera xanthii) in AVRDC collections of bitter gourd (Momordica charantia L.). SEAVEG. p. 137-140. (text in En) (En Abst) (SB320.2.H9 2014).
Tolerance to powdery mildew conferred in susceptible watermelon scion by grafting on resistant rootstocks - (Abstract Only)
(11-Feb-15)
Evaluation of fungicide rotations and MELCAST for management of Phytophthora fruit rot of watermelon, 2014 - (Research Notes)
Kousik, C.S., Ikerd, J.L. 2015. Evaluation of fungicide rotations and MELCAST for management of Phytophthora fruit rot of watermelon, 2014. Plant Disease Management Reports. 8:V077. (Research Report)
Influence of insecticides and reflective mulch on watermelon vine decline caused by squash vein yellowing virus (SqVYV)     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kousik, C.S., Adkins, S.T., Turechek, W., Webster, C.G., Stansly, P.A., Roberts, P.D. 2015. Influence of insecticides and reflective mulch on watermelon vine decline caused by squash vein yellowing virus (SqVYV). Plant Health Progress. 16:43-48.
Field response of cucurbit hosts to Pseudoperonospora cubensis in Michigan - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cespedes-Sanchez, M.C., Naegele, R.P., Kousik, C.S., Hausbeck, M.H. 2015. Field response of cucurbit hosts to Pseudoperonospora cubensis in Michigan. Plant Disease. 99:676-682.
Resistant Citrullus lanatus var. citroides Rootstocks for Managing Root-knot Nematodes in Grafted Watermelon - (Abstract Only)
Thies, J.A., Buckner, S.A., Hassell, R.L., Ariss, J., Levi, A. 2014. Resistant Citrullus lanatus var. citroides Rootstocks for Managing Root-knot Nematodes in Grafted Watermelon. Cucurbitaceae Proceedings. 20:A22.
Cucurbitaceae (Vine Crops) - (Book / Chapter)
Kousik, C.S., Levi, A., Wehner, T., Maynard, D. 2015a. Cucurbitaceae (Vine Crops). Encyclopedia of Life Sciences. eLS. 1–8.
Pre- and post-harvest development of Phytophthora fruit rot on watermelons treated with fungicides in the field     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kousik, C.S., Ikerd, J.L., Harrison Jr, H.F. 2014. Pre- and post-harvest development of Phytophthora fruit rot on watermelons treated with fungicides in the field. Plant Health Progress. 15(3):145-150.
Evaluation of commercial melon varieties for tolerance to downy mildew, 2010 - (Research Notes)
Kousik, C.S., Ikerd, J.L. 2014. Evaluation of commercial melon varieties for tolerance to downy mildew, 2010. Plant Disease Management Reports. 8:V310.
Fruit age and development of Phytophthora fruit rot on resistant and susceptible watermelon lines - (Proceedings)
Kousik, C.S., Ikerd, J.L., Turechek, W. 2014. Fruit age and development of Phytophthora fruit rot on resistant and susceptible watermelon lines. Cucurbitaceae Proceedings. Bay Harbor, MI. pp 35-37.
Evidence for cucurbit powdery mildew pathogen races based on watermelon differentials - (Proceedings)
Kousik, C.S., Ikerd, J.L. 2014. Evidence for cucurbit powdery mildew pathogen races based on watermelon differentials. Cucurbitaceae Proceedings. Bay Harbor, MI. pp 32-34.
Root-knot nematode resistance, yield, and fruit quality of specialty melons grafted onto cucumis metulifer - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Guan, W., Zhao, X., Dickson, D.W., Mendes, M.L., Thies, J.A. 2014. Root-knot nematode resistance, yield, and fruit quality of specialty melons grafted onto Cucumis metulifer. HortScience. 49:1046-1051.
Evaluation of Actigard and fungicides for management of Phytophthora fruit rot of watermelon, 2013 - (Research Notes)
Kousik, C.S., Ikerd, J.L., Harrison Jr, H.F. 2014. Evaluation of Actigard and fungicides for management of Phytophthora fruit rot of watermelon, 2013. Plant Disease Management Reports. 8:V257.
Evaluation of fungicide rotations for management of Phytophthora fruit rot of watermelon, 2013 - (Research Notes)
Kousik, C.S., Ikerd, J.L., Harrison Jr, H.F. 2014. Evaluation of fungicide rotations for management of Phytophthora fruit rot of watermelon, 2013. Plant Disease Management Reports. 8:V256.
Identification and development of multiple disease resistant (fruit rot, powdery mildew) watermelon germplasm - (Abstract Only)
(04-Feb-14)
Influence of Citrullus lanatus var. citroides rootstocks and their F1 hybrids on yield and response to root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne incognita, in grafted watermelon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thies, J.A., Buckner, S.A., Horry, M.I., Hassell, R., Levi, A. 2015. Influence of Citrullus lanatus var. citroides rootstocks and their F1 hybrids on yield and response to root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne incognita, in grafted watermelon. HortScience. 50:9-12.
The 12th I. E. Melhus Graduate Student Symposium: host plant resistance and disease management, current status and future outlook - (Proceedings)
Kousik, C.S. 2013. The 12th I. E. Melhus Graduate Student Symposium: host plant resistance and disease management, current status and future outlook. Online. Plant Health Progress doi:10.1094/PHP-2013-1125-01-PS.
Phytophthora fruit rot-resistant watermelon germplasm lines: USVL489-PFR, USVL782-PFR, USVL203-PFR, and USVL020-PFR - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kousik, C.S., Ling, K., Adkins, S.T., Webster, C.G., Turechek, W. 2014. Phytophthora fruit rot-resistant watermelon germplasm lines: USVL489-PFR, USVL782-PFR, USVL203-PFR, and USVL020-PFR. HortScience. 49:101-104.
Development of Phytophthora fruit rot resistant watermelon germplasm lines: USVL489-PFR, USVL782-PFR, USVL203-PFR and USVL020-PFR - (Proceedings)
Kousik, C.S., Ikerd, J.L. 2013. Development of Phytophthora fruit rot resistant watermelon germplasm lines: USVL489-PFR, USVL782-PFR, USVL203-PFR and USVL020-PFR. International Phytophthora Capsici Conference. pp 15.
Fungicide rotation schemes for managing Phytophthora fruit rot of watermelon in southeastern United States - (Proceedings)
Kousik, C.S., Ji, P. 2013. Fungicide rotation schemes for managing Phytophthora fruit rot of watermelon in southeastern United States. International Phytophthora Capsici Conference. pp 19.
Confirming resistance in bottle gourd germplasm by quantifying powdery mildew conidia using a cellometer - (Abstract Only)
Kousik, C.S., Ikerd, J.L. 2015. Confirming resistance in bottle gourd germplasm by quantifying powdery mildew conidia using a cellometer. Phytopathology. 103(Suppl. 2):S2.75.
Effect of grafting on resistant rootstocks on development of powdery mildew on susceptible watermelon scion, 2012 - (Research Notes)
Kousik, C.S., Ikerd, J.L., Hassell, R. 2013. Effect of grafting on resistant rootstocks on development of powdery mildew on susceptible watermelon scion, 2012. Plant Disease Management Reports. 6:V012.
RKVL-318, a root-knot nematode resistant rootstock line for grafted watermelon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thies, J.A., Levi, A., Ariss, J. 2015. RKVL-318, a root-knot nematode resistant rootstock line for grafted watermelon. HortScience. 50:141-142.
392291-VDR, a watermelon germplasm line with resistance to Squash vein yellowing virus (SqVYV)-caused watermelon vine decline (WVD) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kousik, C.S., Adkins, S.T., Turechek, W., Webster, C.G., Roberts, P. 2012. 392291-VDR, a watermelon germplasm line with resistance to Squash vein yellowing virus (SqVYV)-caused watermelon vine decline (WVD). HortScience. 47(12):1805-1807.
Resistance to Phytophthora fruit rot of watermelon caused by Phytophthora capsici in U.S. Plant Introductions (PI) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kousik, C.S., Ikerd, J.L., Wechter, W.P., Harrison Jr, H.F., Levi, A. 2012. Resistance to Phytophthora fruit rot of watermelon caused by Phytophthora capsici in U.S. Plant Introductions (PI). HortScience. 47(12):1682-1689.
Response of cucurbit rootstocks for grafted melon (Cucumis melo) to southern root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne incognita - (Abstract Only)
(01-Jun-12)
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