Comparative Evaluation and Breeding of New Sources of Host Plant Resistance to CYSDV and Sweet Potato Whitefly Biotype
Crop Improvement and Protection Research
Project Number: 2038-21530-001-23
General Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Mar 01, 2014
End Date: Dec 31, 2015
Evaluate exotic melon germplasm for resistance to sweetpotato whitefly biotype B (SPWF-B) and the major virus that it transmits in the desert Southwest U.S.
Resistant and susceptible melon germplasm will be field tested under natural infestation of SPWF-B and infection by CYSDV.