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Chandrasekar S Kousik (Shaker)
Vegetable Research
RESEARCH PLANT PATHOLOGIST

Phone: (843) 402-5316
Fax: (843) 573-4715
2700 SAVANNAH HWY
CHARLESTON, SC, 29414

Projects
DEVELOPMENT OF DISEASE AND NEMATODE RESISTANCE IN VEGETABLE CROPS
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 423055

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
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.
The Use of Latent Class Analysis to Estimate the Sensitivities and Specificities of Diagnostic Tests for Squash vein yellowing virus in Cucurbit Species Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Turechek, W., Webster, C.G., Duan, J., Roberts, P., Kousik, C.S. 2013. The Use of Latent Class Analysis to Estimate the Sensitivities and Specificities of Diagnostic Tests for Squash vein yellowing virus in Cucurbit Species. Phytopathology. Aug. 2013.
Squash vein yellowing virus infection of vining cucurbits and the vine decline response Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Webster, C.G., Kousik, C.S., Turechek, W., Webb, S.E., Roberts, P.D., Adkins, S.T. 2013. Squash vein yellowing virus infection of vining cucurbits and the vine decline response. Plant Disease. doi:10.1094/PDIS-01-13-0076-RE.
Physiological effects of Squash vein yellowing virus infection on watermelon Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Adkins, S.T., Mccollum, T.G., Albano, J.P., Kousik, C.S., Baker, C.A., Webster, C.G., Roberts, P.D., Webb, S.E., Turechek, W. 2013. Physiological effects of Squash vein yellowing virus infection on watermelon. Plant Disease. doi:10.1094/PDIS-01-13-0075-RE.
Development and field evaluation of multiple virus-resistant bottle gourd (Lagenaria siceraria) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ling, K., Levi, A., Adkins, S.T., Kousik, C.S., Miller, G., Hassell, R.L., Keinath, A.P. 2013. Development and field evaluation of multiple virus-resistant bottle gourd (Lagenaria siceraria). Plant Disease. 97:1057-1062.
Does infection by southern root-knot nematode influence development of Phytophthora blight in pepper? - (Proceedings) - (15-Nov-12)
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.
Effect of SqVYV-resistant pollenizers on development and spread of watermelon vine decline in seedless watermelon - (Abstract Only)
Kousik, C.S., Adkins, S.T., Webster, C.G., Turechek, W., Roberts, P.D. 2012. Effect of SqVYV-resistant pollenizers on development and spread of watermelon vine decline in seedless watermelon. Phytopathology. 102:54-65.
Three improved Citrullus lanatus var. citroides lines USVL246-FR2, USVL252-FR2, and USVL335-FR2, with resistance to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveum race 2 - (Abstract Only)
Wechter, W.P., Kousik, C.S., Mcmillan, M.L., Farnham, M.W., Levi, A. 2012. Three improved Citrullus lanatus var. citroides lines USVL246-FR2, USVL252-FR2, and USVL335-FR2, with resistance to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveum race 2. Phytopathology. 102:S4.133.
Exploiting genetic diversity in Citrullus spp. to enhance watermelon cultivars - (Proceedings)
Levi, A., Thies, J.A., Wechter, W.P., Kousik, C.S., Ling, K., Harrison Jr, H.F., Simmons, A.M., Reddy, U.K., Nimmakayala, P., Fei, Z. 2012. Exploiting genetic diversity in Citrullus spp. to enhance watermelon cultivars. Acta Horticulturae. Pp. 41-48.
Resistance in watermelon rootstocks to crown rot caused by Phytophthora capsici - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kousik, C.S., Donahoo, R.S., Hassell, R. 2012. Resistance in watermelon rootstocks to crown rot caused by Phytophthora capsici. Crop Protection. 39:18-25.
Virus movement within grafted watermelon plants - (Abstract Only)
Webster, C.G., Kousik, C.S., Hassell, R., Ling, K., Turechek, W., Adkins, S.T. 2012. Virus movement within grafted watermelon plants. American Phytopathology Society. 102:S4.133.
Use of latent class analysis to estimate the sensitivities and specificities of diagnostic tests for Squash vein yellowing virus in cucurbits - (Abstract Only)
Turechek, W., Webster, C.G., Kousik, C.S., Adkins, S.T. 2012. Use of latent class analysis to estimate the sensitivities and specificities of diagnostic tests for Squash vein yellowing virus in cucurbits. Phytopathology. 10:S4.122.
Development and evaluation of quanitative early monitoring techniques for Squash vein yellowing virus, the cause of watermelon vine decline - (Trade Journal)
Adkins, S.T., Webster, C.G., Kousik, C.S. 2012. Development and evaluation of quanitative early monitoring techniques for Squash vein yellowing virus, the cause of watermelon vine decline. Vineline Magazine. Spring:38.
Evaluation of virus resistant rootstocks to manage watermelon vine decline and diseases caused by other potyviruses Reprint Icon - (Popular Publication)
Adkins, S.T., Webster, C.G., Hassell, R., Turechek, W., Kousik, C.S. 2012. Evaluation of virus resistant rootstocks to manage watermelon vine decline and diseases caused by other potyviruses. Vineline Magazine. Fall:41.
Watermelon Fruit Age and Development of Phytophthora fruit rot on resistant and susceptible lines - (Abstract Only) - (15-Feb-12)
Evaluation of Actigard and fungicides for management of Phytophthora fruit rot of watermelon, 2011. - (Research Notes)
Kousik, C.S., Ikerd, J.L., Thies, J.A., Harrison Jr, H.F. 2012. Evaluation of Actigard and fungicides for management of Phytophthora fruit rot of watermelon, 2011.. Plant Disease Management Reports. 6:V012.
Effect of grafting on resistant rootstocks on the development of Phytophthora fruit rot on susceptible scion, 2011. - (Research Notes)
Kousik, C.S., Ikerd, J.L., Hassell, R. 2012. Effect of grafting on resistant rootstocks on the development of Phytophthora fruit rot on susceptible scion, 2011.. Plant Disease Management Reports. 6:V012.
Progress and Challenges in Managing Watermelon Vine Decline caused by whitefly transmitted Squash Vein Yellowing Virus (SqVYV) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kousik, C.S., Adkins, S.T., Turechek, W., Webster, C.G., Webb, S.E., Baker, C.A., Stansly, P.A., Roberts, P.D. 2013. Progress and Challenges in Managing Watermelon Vine Decline caused by whitefly transmitted Squash Vein Yellowing Virus (SqVYV). Israel Journal of Plant Science. 60(4):435-445.
Inhibition of bacterial, fungal and plant growth by testa extracts of Citrullus genotypes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harrison Jr, H.F., Wechter, W.P., Kousik, C.S. 2012. Inhibition of bacterial, fungal and plant growth by testa extracts of Citrullus genotypes. HortScience. 47:448-451.
Identification of resistance to fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveum Race 2 in citrullus lanatus var. citroides plant introductions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wechter, W.P., Kousik, C.S., Mcmillan, M.L., Levi, A. 2012. Identification of resistance to fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveum Race 2 in citrullus lanatus var. citroides plant introductions. HortScience. 47(3):334-338.
Host resistance to phytophthora fruit rot in U.S. watermelon plant introductions - (Proceedings)
Kousik, C.S., Ikerd, J.L. 2011. Host resistance to phytophthora fruit rot in U.S. watermelon plant introductions. International Phytophthora Capsici Conference. p. 26-27.
Effect of actigard and other new fungicides on phytophthora fruit rot of watermelon - (Proceedings) - (08-Nov-11)
Outbreak of powdery mildew on watermelon fruit caused by podosphera xanthii in southwest Florida - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kousik, C.S., Donahoo, R.S., Webster, C.G., Turechek, W., Adkins, S.T., Roberts, P.D. 2011. Outbreak of powdery mildew on watermelon fruit caused by podosphera xanthii in southwest Florida. Plant Disease. 95:1586.
Sensitivity of isolates of phytophthora capsici from the eastern United States to fluopicolide - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Keinath, A.P., Kousik, C.S. 2011. Sensitivity of isolates of phytophthora capsici from the eastern United States to fluopicolide. Plant Disease. 95:1414-1419.
Sources of Resistance to Phytophthora Fruit Rot in Watermelon Plant Introductions - (Abstract Only)
Kousik, C.S. 2011. Sources of Resistance to Phytophthora Fruit Rot in Watermelon Plant Introductions. Phytopathology. 101:S94.
Ecology and management of whitefly-transmitted vegetable viruses in Florida - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Adkins, S.T., Webster, C.G., Kousik, C.S., Webb, S.E., Roberts, P.D., Stansly, P.A., Turechek, W. 2011. Ecology and management of whitefly-transmitted vegetable viruses in Florida. Virus Research. 159:110-114.
Effect of Cultural Practices and Fungicides on Phytophthora Fruit Rot of Watermelon in the Carolinas - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kousik, C.S., Adams, M.L., Jester, W.R., Hassell, R., Harrison Jr, H.F., Holmes, G.J. 2011. Effect of Cultural Practices and Fungicides on Phytophthora Fruit Rot of Watermelon in the Carolinas. Crop Protection. 30:888-894.
Identification of citrullus lanatus germplasm lines tolerant to clomazone herbicide - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harrison Jr, H.F., Kousik, C.S., Levi, A. 2011. Identification of citrullus lanatus germplasm lines tolerant to clomazone herbicide. HortScience. 46(5):684-687.
Results of 2010 Fungicide Trials to Manage Phytophthora Fruit Rot of Watermelon in South Carolina - (Abstract Only) - (14-Feb-11)
Tolerance to Phytophthora Fruit Rot in Watermelon Plant Introductions - (Abstract Only) - (14-Feb-11)
Evaluation of Actigard and Fungicides for Managing Phytophthora Fruit Rot of Watermelon, 2010 - (Research Notes)
Kousik, C.S., Thies, J.A., Harrison Jr, H.F. 2011. Evaluation of Actigard and Fungicides for Managing Phytophthora Fruit Rot of Watermelon, 2010. Plant Disease Management Reports. 5:V058.
Evaluation of Watermelon Plant Introductions (PI) for Tolerance to Phytophthora Fruit Rot, 2010 - (Research Notes)
Kousik, C.S. 2011. Evaluation of Watermelon Plant Introductions (PI) for Tolerance to Phytophthora Fruit Rot, 2010. Plant Disease Management Reports. 5:V059.
Evaluation of Commercial Melon Rootstocks for Tolerance to Crown Rot, 2010 - (Research Notes)
Kousik, C.S., Hassell, R. 2011. Evaluation of Commercial Melon Rootstocks for Tolerance to Crown Rot, 2010. Plant Disease Management Reports. 5:V057.
Cucurbit yellow stunting disorder virus detected in pigweed in Florida - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Webster, C.G., Kousik, C.S., Roberts, P., Rosskopf, E.N., Turechek, W., Adkins, S.T. 2011. Cucurbit yellow stunting disorder virus detected in pigweed in Florida. Plant Disease. 95(3):360.
Identification of resistance to Acidovorax avenae subsp. citrulli among melon (Cucumis spp.) Plant Introductions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wechter, W.P., Levi, A., Ling, K., Kousik, C.S., Block, C.C. 2011. Identification of resistance to Acidovorax avenae subsp. citrulli among melon (Cucumis spp.) Plant Introductions. HortScience. 46(2):207-212.
Effect of reflective mulch and insecticidal treatments on development of watermelon vine decline caused by squash vein yellowing virus - (Proceedings)
Kousik, C.S., Adkins, S.T., Webster, C.G., Turechek, W., Roberts, P.D. Effect of reflective mulch and insecticidal treatments on development of watermelon vine decline caused by squash vein yellowing virus. Cucurbitaceae 2010 Proceedings. J.A. Thies, C.S. Kousik and A. Levi (eds.) pp. 237-239. 2010. (Proceedings)
Effect of phytophthora capsici crown rot on watermelon rootstocks and grafts - (Proceedings)
Kousik, C.S., Donahoo, R., Hassell, R. Effect of phytophthora capsici crown rot on watermelon rootstocks and grafts. Cucurbitaceae 2010 Proceedings. C.S. Kousik and A. Levi (eds.)pp. 305-307. 2010 (Proceedings)
Citrullus Germplasm Lines Vary in Clomazone Herbicide Tolerance - (Proceedings)
Harrison Jr, H.F., Kousik, C.S., Levi, A. 2010. Citrullus Germplasm Lines Vary in Clomazone Herbicide Tolerance. Cucurbitaceae Proceedings. p. 31-34.
Identification of Resistance to Acidovorax avenae subsp. citrulli among Melon (Cucumis spp.) Plant Introductions - (Proceedings)
Wechter, W.P., Ling, K., Kousik, C.S., Levi, A., Block, C.C. 2010. Identification of Resistance to Acidovorax avenae subsp. citrulli among Melon (Cucumis spp.) Plant Introductions. Cucurbitaceae Proceedings. p. 145-147.
Employing Phylogenetic and Population Structure Analyses to Identify Potential Rootstock Resources for Grafted Watermelon - (Proceedings)
Levi, A., Thies, J.A., Wechter, W.P., Kousik, C.S., Hassell, R., Reddy, U. 2010. Employing Phylogenetic and Population Structure Analyses to Identify Potential Rootstock Resources for Grafted Watermelon. Cucurbitaceae Proceedings. p. 55-58.
Epidemiology and Association of Four Insect-Vectored Viruses in Florida Watermelon - (Proceedings)
Turechek, W., Adkins, S.T., Webster, C.G., Stansly, P., Roberts, P., Kousik, C.S. 2010. Epidemiology and Association of Four Insect-Vectored Viruses in Florida Watermelon. Cucurbitaceae Proceedings. 208-209.
Potential sources of resistance in U.S. cucumis melo PIs to crown rot caused by phytophthora capsici - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Donahoo, R.S., Turechek, W., Thies, J.A., Kousik, C.S. 2013. Potential sources of resistance in U.S. cucumis melo PIs to crown rot caused by phytophthora capsici. HortScience. 48(2):164-170.
Responses of various vining cucurbits to Squash vein yellowing virus infection - (Proceedings)
Webster, C.G., Turechek, W., Kousik, C.S., Roberts, P., Webb, S., Adkins, S.T. 2010. Responses of various vining cucurbits to Squash vein yellowing virus infection. Cucurbitaceae Proceedings. 214-215.
Physiological effects induced by Squash vein yellowing virus, causal agent of viral watermelon vine decline in Florida - (Proceedings)
Adkins, S.T., Webster, C.G., Mccollum, T.G., Albano, J.P., Turechek, W., Roberts, P., Webb, S.E., Baker, C.A., Kousik, C.S. 2010. Physiological effects induced by Squash vein yellowing virus, causal agent of viral watermelon vine decline in Florida. Cucurbitaceae Proceedings. 194-195.
Effect of Reflective Plastic Mulch and Insecticide Sprays on Viral Watermelon Vine Decline in Florida, 2009 - (Research Notes)
Kousik, C.S., Adkins, S.T., Webster, C.G., Turechek, W., Roberts, P.D. 2010. Effect of Reflective Plastic Mulch and Insecticide Sprays on Viral Watermelon Vine Decline in Florida, 2009. Plant Disease Management Reports. 4:V149.
Distribution of Four Viruses in Single and Mixed Infections Within Infected Watermelon Plants in Florida - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Turechek, W., Kousik, C.S., Adkins, S.T. 2010. Distribution of Four Viruses in Single and Mixed Infections Within Infected Watermelon Plants in Florida. Phytopathology. 100:1194-1203.
Greenhouse and Field Evaluation of Multiple Virus Resistant Lagenaria siceraria Lines Potentially useful for Watermelon Rootstocks - (Proceedings)
Ling, K., Levi, A., Kousik, C.S., Hassell, R., Keinath, A., Miller, G., Adkins, S.T. 2010. Greenhouse and Field Evaluation of Multiple Virus Resistant Lagenaria siceraria Lines Potentially useful for Watermelon Rootstocks. Cucurbitaceae Proceedings. pp 308-310.
Response of U.S. Bottle Gourd (Lagenaria siceraria) Plant Introductions (PI) to Crown Rot caused by Phytophthora Capsici - (Abstract Only)
Kousik, C.S., Thies, J.A. 2010. Response of U.S. Bottle Gourd (Lagenaria siceraria) Plant Introductions (PI) to Crown Rot caused by Phytophthora Capsici. Phytopathology. 100:S65.
Grafting for Management of Southern Root-knot Nematode, Meloidogyne Incognita, in Watermelon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thies, J.A., Ariss, J.J., Hassell, R.L., Olsen, S., Kousik, C.S., Levi, A. 2010. Grafting for Management of Southern Root-knot Nematode, Meloidogyne Incognita, in Watermelon. Plant Disease. 94(10):1195-1199.
Development of ELISA and qPCR for Squash vein yellowing virus detection - (Abstract Only)
Webster, C.G., Li, W., Kousik, C.S., Adkins, S.T. 2010. Development of ELISA and qPCR for Squash vein yellowing virus detection. Phytopathology. 100 (No. 6, supplement):S134
Combining Reflective Mulch and Host Plant Resistance for Sweetpotato Whitefly (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) Management in Watermelon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Simmons, A.M., Kousik, C.S., Levi, A. 2010. Combining Reflective Mulch and Host Plant Resistance for Sweetpotato Whitefly (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) Management in Watermelon. Crop Protection. 29:898-902.
Epidemiological Analysis of Multi-Virus Infections of Watermelon in Experimental Fields in Southwest Florida - (Abstract Only)
Turechek, W., Kousik, C.S., Webster, C.G., Stansly, P., Roberts, P., Adkins, S.T. 2010. Epidemiological Analysis of Multi-Virus Infections of Watermelon in Experimental Fields in Southwest Florida. International Plant Virus Epidemiology Symposium.
DNA markers and pollen morphology reveal that Praecitrullus fistulosus is more closely related to Benincasa hispida than to Citrullus spp. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Levi, A., Harris-Shultz, K.R., Wechter, W.P., Kousik, C.S., Thies, J.A. 2010. DNA markers and pollen morphology reveal that Praecitrullus fistulosus is more closely related to Benincasa hispida than to Citrullus spp. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. 57:1191-1205.
Resistance of Wild Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus var. citroides) Rootstocks to Southern Root-Knot Nematode - (Abstract Only) - (07-Mar-10)
Phylogenetic Relationships Among Cucurbit Species Used as Rootstocks for Grafting Watermelon - (Abstract Only)
Levi, A., Thies, J.A., Ling, K., Simmons, A.M., Kousik, C.S., Wechter, W.P., Hassell, R. 2010. Phylogenetic Relationships Among Cucurbit Species Used as Rootstocks for Grafting Watermelon. HortScience. 45:509.
Patterns of Virus Distribution in Single and Mixed Infections of Florida Watermelons - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Turechek, W., Kousik, C.S., Adkins, S.T. 2010. Patterns of Virus Distribution in Single and Mixed Infections of Florida Watermelons. Phytopathology. doi:10.1094/PHYTO-01-10-0018.
Patterns of Virus Distribution in Single and Mixed Infections of Florida Watermelons - (Abstract Only)
Turechek, W., Kousik, C.S., Adkins, S.T. 2010. Patterns of Virus Distribution in Single and Mixed Infections of Florida Watermelons. HortScience. 45(4):511
Effects of the watermelon vine decline virus on vining cucurbit germplasm including wild cucurbits - (Abstract Only)
Webster, C.G., Kousik, C.S., Turechek, W., Roberts, P., Webb, S., Adkins, S.T. 2010. Effects of the watermelon vine decline virus on vining cucurbit germplasm including wild cucurbits. HortScience. 45(4):512
Update on the watermelon vine decline virus and other whitefly-transmitted cucurbit viruses in Florida, and their effects on watermelon - (Abstract Only)
Adkins, S.T., Webster, C.G., Mccollum, T.G., Albano, J.P., Kousik, C.S., Roberts, P.D., Webb, S.E., Baker, C.A., Turechek, W. 2010. Update on the watermelon vine decline virus and other whitefly-transmitted cucurbit viruses in Florida, and their effects on watermelon. HortScience. 45(4):510
Tolerance to the Herbicide Clomazone in Watermelon Plant Introductions - (Abstract Only)
Harrison Jr, H.F., Kousik, C.S., Levi, A. 2010. Tolerance to the Herbicide Clomazone in Watermelon Plant Introductions. HortScience. 45:510.
Combining Reflective Mulch and Host Plant Resistance to Manage Whiteflies in Watermelon - (Abstract Only)
Simmons, A.M., Kousik, C.S., Levi, A. 2010. Combining Reflective Mulch and Host Plant Resistance to Manage Whiteflies in Watermelon. International Plant Resistance to Insects Workshop Abstracts & Proceedings. p. 36, No. 43.
Grafting Seedless Watermelons, How and Why? Will Grafting Help With Disease Control? - (Proceedings)
Kousik, C.S., Thies, J.A., Donahoo, R., Hassell, R. 2010. Grafting Seedless Watermelons, How and Why? Will Grafting Help With Disease Control?. Atlantic Coast Agriculture Conference and Trade Show. pp 38-39.
Baseline Sensitivity to Fluopicolide in Phytophthora Capsici Isolates from the Eastern United States - (Abstract Only)
Keinath, A.P., Fillippeli, E., Hausbeck, M.K., Kousik, C.S. 2010. Baseline Sensitivity to Fluopicolide in Phytophthora Capsici Isolates from the Eastern United States. Phytopathology. 100:S201.
Resistance to Southern Root-knot Nematode (Meloidogyne incognita) in Wild Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus var. citroides) Populations - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (18-Nov-09)
Effectiveness of Fungicides in Managing Phytophthora Fruit Rot of Watermelon in South Carolina - (Proceedings)
Kousik, C.S., Thies, J.A., Hassell, R. 2009. Effectiveness of fungicides in managing Phytophthora fruit rot of watermelon in South Carolina. International Phytophthora Capsici Conference. pp 19-20.
Determining Tolerance in Commercial Watermelon Rootstocks to Crown Rot caused by Phytophthora Capsici using Real-Time PCR - (Proceedings)
Kousik, C.S., Donahoo, R.S., Hassell, R. 2009. Determining Tolerance in Commercial Watermelon Rootstocks to Crown Rot caused by Phytophthora Capsici using Real-Time PCR. International Phytophthora Capsici Conference. pp 17-18.
Review of Viral Watermelon Vine Decline: a New and Emerging Threat to Watermelon Production in Florida - (Proceedings)
Kousik, C.S., Adkins, S.T., Turechek, W., Webb, S.E., Stansly, P.A., Roberts, P.D., Baker, C.A. 2010. Review of Viral Watermelon Vine Decline: a New and Emerging Threat to Watermelon Production in Florida. Acta Horticulturae. (ISHS) 871.
Evaluation of Commercial Watermelon Rootstocks for Tolerance to Crown Rot and Powdery Mildew, 2007 - (Research Notes)
Kousik, C.S., Hassell, R.L. 2009. Evaluation of Commercial Watermelon Rootstocks for Tolerance to Crown Rot and Powdery Mildew, 2007. Plant Disease Management Reports. 3:V144.
Evaluation of Cultural Practices and Fungicides for Managing Phytophthora Fruit Rot of Watermelon, 2008 - (Research Notes)
Kousik, C.S. 2009. Evaluation of Cultural Practices and Fungicides for Managing Phytophthora Fruit Rot of Watermelon, 2008. Plant Disease Management Reports. 3:V133.
Symptoms and distribution of Squash vein yellowing virus in vining cucurbits - (Abstract Only)
Webster, C.G., Kousik, C.S., Turechek, W., Webb, S., Adkins, S.T. 2009. Symptoms and distribution of Squash vein yellowing virus in vining cucurbits. American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting.
Epidemiological Analysis of Multi-Virus Infections of Watermelon in Experimental Fields in Southwest Florida - (Abstract Only)
Turechek, W., Adkins, S.T., Kousik, C.S., Webster, C.G., Stansly, P.A. 2009. Epidemiological Analysis of Multi-Virus Infections of Watermelon in Experimental Fields in Southwest Florida. Phytopathology.
Managing Whitefly Vectors of Three Cucurbit Viruses New to Florida - (Abstract Only)
Webb, S.E., Roberts, P.D., Stansly, P.A., Adkins, S.T., Turechek, W., Kousik, C.S. 2009. Managing Whitefly Vectors of Three Cucurbit Viruses New to Florida. Phytopathology. 99:S171.
Baseline Sensitivity of Phytophthora Capsici Isolates from the Southeast US to Mandipropamid - (Abstract Only)
Kousik, C.S., Donahoo, R.S., Keinath, A.P. 2009. Baseline Sensitivity of Phytophthora Capsici Isolates from the Southeast US to Mandipropamid. Phytopathology. 99:S67.
Response of U. S. Cucumis Melo Plant Introductions to Phytophthora Capsici - (Abstract Only)
Donahoo, R.S., Kousik, C.S., Thies, J.A. 2009. Response of U. S. Cucumis Melo Plant Introductions to Phytophthora Capsici. Phytopathology. 99:S29.
New Fungicides for Managing Phytophthora Fruit Rot of Watermelon in South Carolina - (Abstract Only) - (15-Feb-09)
Genetic diversity among Lagenaria siceraria accessions containing resistance to root-knot nematodes, whiteflies, ZYMV or powdery mildew Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Levi, A., Thies, J., Ling, K., Simmons, A.M., Kousik, C., Hassell, R. 2009. Genetic diversity among Lagenaria siceraria accessions containing resistance to root-knot nematodes, whiteflies, ZYMV or powdery mildew. Plant Genetic Resources: Characterization and Utilization 7(3):216-226. http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayFulltext?type=1&fid=6642268&jid=PGR&volumeId=7&issueId=03&aid=6642260
Watermelon vine decline and other whitefly-transmitted virus diseases of cucurbits in Florida - (Proceedings)
Adkins, S.T., Turechek, W., Kousik, C.S., Webb, S.E., Roberts, P.D., Stansly, P.A., Baker, C.A. 2009. Watermelon vine decline and other whitefly-transmitted virus diseases of cucurbits in Florida. Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference. 20.
Sources of Resistance in U.S. Plant Introductions to Watermelon Vine Decline Caused of Squash Vein Yellowing Virus Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kousik, C.S., Adkins, S.T., Turechek, W., Roberts, P.D. 2009. Sources of Resistance in U.S. Plant Introductions to Watermelon Vine Decline Caused of Squash Vein Yellowing Virus. HortScience. 44:256-262.
Use of Reflective Plastic Mulch and Insecticide Sprays to Manage Viral Watermelon Vine Decline in Florida, 2007 - (Research Notes)
Kousik, C.S., Adkins, S.T., Turechek, W., Roberts, P.D. 2008. Use of Reflective Plastic Mulch and Insecticide Sprays to Manage Viral Watermelon Vine Decline in Florida, 2007. Plant Disease Management Reports. 2:V169.
Squash vein yellowing virus, causal agent of viral watermelon vine decline in Florida, USA – reservoirs, genome characterization and mixed infections - (Abstract Only)
Adkins, S.T., Turechek, W., Kousik, C.S., Li, W., Hilf, M.E., Roberts, P.D., Stansly, P.A., Baker, C.A., Webb, S.E. 2008. Squash vein yellowing virus, causal agent of viral watermelon vine decline in Florida, USA – reservoirs, genome characterization and mixed infections. Legume Viruses Working Group Proceedings. 26.
A Survey of Watermelon Germplasm for Inhibitory Seed Exudates - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harrison Jr, H.F., Levi, A., Kousik, C.S. 2008. A survey of watermelon germplasm for inhibitory seed exudates. HortScience. 42(1):138-142.
Patterns of Multi-Virus Infections in Florida Watermelon - (Abstract Only)
Turechek, W., Adkins, S.T., Kousik, C.S., Stansly, P.A., Roberts, P.D. 2008. Patterns of Multi-Virus Infections in Florida Watermelon. Phytopathology. 98(6):S154
Identification of plant reservoirs and genome characterization of Squash vein yellowing virus, causal agent of viral watermelon vine decline in Florida - (Abstract Only)
Adkins, S.T., Li, W., Hilf, M.E., Turechek, W., Kousik, C.S., Baker, C., Webb, S.E. 2008. Identification of plant reservoirs and genome characterization of Squash vein yellowing virus, causal agent of viral watermelon vine decline in Florida. Phytopathology. 98(6):S10
New Fungicides for Managing Phytophthora Fruit Rot of Watermelon - (Trade Journal)
Kousik, C.S., Holmes, G.J., Adams, M.L. 2008. New Fungicides for Managing Phytophthora Fruit Rot of Watermelon. Vineline Magazine. pp 30.
Plant reservoirs of Squash vein yellowing virus, causal agent of viral watermelon vine decline, and other whitefly-transmitted cucurbit viruses in Florida - (Abstract Only)
Adkins, S.T., Kousik, C.S., Webb, S.E., Baker, C.A., Turechek, W. 2008. Plant reservoirs of Squash vein yellowing virus, causal agent of viral watermelon vine decline, and other whitefly-transmitted cucurbit viruses in Florida. HortScience. 43(3)623
Patterns of Multi-Virus Infections of Watermelon at the Plant and Field Levels in Florida - (Abstract Only)
Turechek, W., Adkins, S.T., Kousik, C.S., Stansly, P.A., Roberts, P.D. 2008. Patterns of Multi-Virus Infections of Watermelon at the Plant and Field Levels in Florida. HortScience. 43:623-624.
A review of ipomoviruses and watermelon vine decline caused by the newly-described and whitefly-transmitted squash vein yellowing virus - (Proceedings)
Adkins, S.T., Webb, S., Roberts, P., Kousik, C.S., Stansly, P., Bruton, B.D., Achor, D., Muchovej, R., Baker, C. 2010. A review of ipomoviruses and watermelon vine decline caused by the newly-described and whitefly-transmitted squash vein yellowing virus. Bemisia International Workshop Proceedings.
Potential Sources of Resistance to Cucurbit Powdery Mildew in US Plant Introductions (PI) of Lagenaria Siceraria (bottle gourd) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kousik, C.S., Levi, A., Ling, K., Wechter, W.P. 2008. Potential Sources of Resistance to Cucurbit Powdery Mildew in US Plant Introductions (PI) of Lagenaria Siceraria (bottle gourd). HortScience. 43(5):1359-1364
Grafting – a tool for managing root-knot nematodes in watermelon? - (Abstract Only)
Thies, J.A., Ariss, J., Kousik, C.S., Hassell, R. 2008. Grafting – a tool for managing root-knot nematodes in watermelon?. Phytopathology. 98:S156.
Squash vein yellowing virus detection using nested polymerase chain reaction demonstrates Momordica charantia is a reservoir host - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Adkins, S.T., Webb, S., Baker, C., Kousik, C.S. 2008. Squash vein yellowing virus detection using nested polymerase chain reaction demonstrates Momordica charantia is a reservoir host. Plant Disease. 92:1119-1123.
Management of Whitefly-Transmitted Viral Watermelon Vine Decline in Florida - (Abstract Only)
Kousik, C.S., Adkins, S.T., Turechek, W., Roberts, P.D. 2008. Management of Whitefly-Transmitted Viral Watermelon Vine Decline in Florida. Phytopathology. 98:S85.
Reaction of Wild Watermelon Germplasm to Southern Root-Knot Nematode in South Carolina - (Abstract Only)
Ariss, J., Thies, J.A., Kousik, C.S., Hassell, R.L. 2008. Reaction of Wild Watermelon Germplasm to Southern Root-Knot Nematode in South Carolina. Phytopathology. 98:S14.
Managing Phytophthora Disease with Fungicides - (Abstract Only)
Hausbeck, M.K., Keinath, A.P., Kousik, C.S., Matheron, M.E. 2008. Managing Phytophthora Disease with Fungicides. Phytopathology. APS Centennial celebration in Minneapolis, MN, July 26, 2008.
Evaluation of Fungicides for Control of Phytophthora Blight of Watermelon in North Carolina and South Carolina - (Abstract Only)
Adams, M.L., Holmes, G.J., Kousik, C.S. 2008. Evaluation of Fungicides for Control of Phytophthora Blight of Watermelon in North Carolina and South Carolina. Phytopathology. 98:S10.
First Report of Insensitivity to Cyazofamid among Isolates of Phytophthora capsici from the Southeastern United States - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kousik, C.S., Keinath, A.P. 2008. First Report of Insensitivity to Cyazofamid among Isolates of Phytophthora capsici from the Southeastern United States. Plant Disease. 92:979.
Is Grafting Useful for Managing Root-Knot Nematodes in Watermelon? - (Abstract Only)
Thies, J.A., Ariss, J., Kousik, C.S., Hassell, R. 2008. Is Grafting Useful for Managing Root-Knot Nematodes in Watermelon?. HortScience. 43(3):623.
Response of Watermelon Germplasm to Southern Root-Knot Nematode in Field Tests - (Abstract Only)
Ariss, J., Thies, J.A., Kousik, C.S., Hassell, R.L. 2008. Response of Watermelon Germplasm to Southern Root-Knot Nematode in Field Tests. HortScience. 43(3):622.
First Report of Southern Blight on Bottle Gourd (Lagenaria siceraria) caused by Sclerotium Rolfsii in South Carolina - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ling, K., Kousik, C.S., Keinath, A.P. 2008. First Report of Southern Blight on Bottle Gourd (Lagenaria siceraria) caused by Sclerotium Rolfsii in South Carolina. Plant Disease. 92:656.
Effects of Silver Plastic Mulch and Chemical Treatments on Development of Whitefly-Transmitted Viral Watermelon Vine Decline in Florida - (Abstract Only)
Kousik, C.S., Adkins, S.T., Turechek, W., Roberts, P.D. 2008. Effects of Silver Plastic Mulch and Chemical Treatments on Development of Whitefly-Transmitted Viral Watermelon Vine Decline in Florida. HortScience. 43(3):624.
Sensitivity of Phytophthora capsici isolates from the southeast US to Fluopicolide and Cyazofamid. - (Proceedings)
Kousik, C.S., Keinath, A.P. 2007. Sensitivity of Phytophthora capsici isolates from the southeast US to Fluopicolide and Cyazofamid. International Phytophthora Capsici Conference, Islamorada, FL, 2007. p. 20.
Response of U.S. bottle gourd (Lagenaria siceraria) Plant Introductions to Phytophthora capsici - (Proceedings)
Kousik, C.S., Thies, J.A. 2007. Response of U.S. bottle gourd (Lagenaria siceraria) Plant Introductions to Phytophthora capsici. International Phytophthora Capsici Conference, Islamorada, FL, 2007. p.27.
Management of watermelon vine decline in Florida - (Abstract Only)
Roberts, P., Stansly, P., Adkins, S.T., Bruton, B.D., Muchovej, R., Kousik, C.S. 2007. Management of watermelon vine decline in Florida. American Phytopathology Society.
Tolerance to Cucurbit Powdery Mildew in USDA Bottle Gourd (Lagenaria siceraria) Plant Introductions (PI) - (Abstract Only)
Kousik, C.S., Ling, K., Levi, A. 2007. Tolerance to Cucurbit Powdery Mildew in USDA Bottle Gourd (Lagenaria siceraria) Plant Introductions (PI). Phytopathology. 97:S60.
Squash vein yellowing virus and its effects on watermelon - (Abstract Only)
Adkins, S.T., Mccollum, T.G., Albano, J.P., Kousik, C.S., Roberts, P., Baker, C., Webb, S. 2007. Squash vein yellowing virus and its effects on watermelon. American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting.
Potential Sources of Resistance to Broad Mites (Polyphagotarsonemus latus) in Watermelon Germplasm - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kousik, C.S., Shepard, B.M., Hassell, R., Levi, A., Simmons, A.M. 2007. Potential Sources of Resistance to Broad Mites (Polyphagotarsonemus latus) in Watermelon Germplasm. HortScience. 42(7):1539-1544.
Resistance of Citrullus Colocynthis to Whiteflies and Spidermites - (Abstract Only)
Levi, A., Simmons, A.M., Lopez, R., Kousik, C.S., Shepard, M., Jackson, D.M., Harrison Jr, H.F., Edelstien, M., Palevsky, E., Tadmor, K. 2007. Resistance of Citrullus Colocynthis to Whiteflies and Spidermites. HortScience. 42(3):454.
Evaluation of Cultural Practices and Fungicides for Managing Phytophthora Fruit Rot of Watermelon, 2006 - (Research Notes)
Kousik, C.S., Hassell, R. 2007. Evaluation of Cultural Practices and Fungicides for Managing Phytophthora Fruit Rot of Watermelon, 2006. Plant Disease Management Reports. 1:V010.
Preliminary Evaluation of USDA Watermelon Core Collection for Tolerance to SqVYV, 2006 - (Research Notes)
Kousik, C.S., Adkins, S.T. 2007. Preliminary Evaluation of USDA Watermelon Core Collection for Tolerance to SqVYV, 2006. Plant Disease Management Reports. 1:V011.
Evaluation of Select USDA Watermelon Plant Introductions (PI) for Tolerance to Watermelon Vine Decline, 2006 - (Research Notes)
Kousik, C.S., Adkins, S.T., Roberts, P.D. 2007. Evaluation of Select USDA Watermelon Plant Introductions (PI) for Tolerance to Watermelon Vine Decline, 2006. Plant Disease Management Reports. 1:V012.
Tolerance of select watermelon plant introductions (PI) to watermelon vine decline in Florida - (Abstract Only)
Kousik, C.S., Adkins, S.T., Roberts, P.D. 2002. Tolerance of Select Watermelon Plant Introductions (PI) to Watermelon Vine Decline in Florida. HortScience. 42(3):453.
Broad Mite (Polyphagotarsonemus latus) infestation and injury in watermelon and potential sources of resistance - (Abstract Only)
Kousik, C.S., Levi, A., Simmons, A.M., Hassell, R., Shepard, B.M. 2007. Broad Mite (Polyphagotarsonemus latus) Infestation and Injury in Watermelon and Potential Sources of Resistance. HortScience. 42(3):453.
Evaluation of Commercial Watermelon Rootstocks for Tolerance to Phytophthora Blight and Watermelon Vine Decline - (Abstract Only)
Kousik, C.S., Adkins, S.T., Roberts, P.D., Hassell, R. 2002. Evaluation of Commercial Watermelon Rootstocks for Tolerance to Phytophthora Blight and Watermelon Vine Decline. HortScience. 42(3):453.
Management of Whitefly Populations for the Control of Watermelon Vine Decline in Florida - (Abstract Only)
Roberts, P.D., Stansly, P.A., Adkins, S.T., Kousik, C.S., Bruton, B.D. 2007. Management of Whitefly Populations for the Control of Watermelon Vine Decline in Florida. Phytopathology. 97:S182.
Potential Sources of Resistance in Watermelon Plant Introductions (PI) to Watermelon Vine Decline in Florida - (Abstract Only)
Kousik, C.S., Adkins, S.T., Roberts, P.D. 2007. Potential Sources of Resistance in Watermelon Plant Introductions (PI) to Watermelon Vine Decline in Florida. Phytopathology. 97:S59.
Evaluation of Commercial Watermelon Rootstocks for Tolerance to Phytophthora Blight - (Abstract Only)
Kousik, C.S., Hassell, R.A. 2007. Evaluation of Commercial Watermelon Rootstocks for Tolerance to Phytophthora Blight. Phytopathology. 97:S182.
Research Update on Mature Watermelon Vine Decline in South Florida - (Proceedings)
Kousik, C.S., Roberts, P.D., Adkins, S.T., Webb, S., Stansly, P.A., Baker, C., Bruton, B.D., Muchovei, R., Achor, D., Whidden, A.L. 2006. Research Update on Mature Watermelon Vine Decline in South Florida. Proceedings of the North Carolina Vegetable Grower's Association. 2006 Year Book Volume VIII:55.
Squash vein yellowing virus, a novel ipomovirus, isolated from squash and watermelon in Florida - (Abstract Only)
Adkins, S.T., Webb, S., Achor, D., Kousik, C.S., Roberts, P.D., Baker, C.A. 2006. Squash vein yellowing virus, a novel ipomovirus, isolated from squash and watermelon in Florida. Bemisia International Workshop Proceedings.
Wild Germplasm: Plant Resistance for Watermelon - (Abstract Only)
Simmons, A.M., Levi, A., Davis, A.R., Ling, K., Lopez, R., Jackson, D.M., Kousik, C.S., Shepard, B.M., Thies, J.A. 2006. Wild Germplasm: Plant Resistance for Watermelon. Bemisia International Workshop Proceedings, Duck Key, FL. pp 130.
Whitefly (Bemisia tabaci) transmitted Squash vein yellowing virus (SqVYV): a component of Watermelon Vine Decline in South Florida. - (Abstract Only)
Roberts, P., Stansly, P.A., Adkins, S.T., Webb, S., Baker, C., Bruton, B.D., Muchovej, R., Achor, D., Kousik, C.S., Whidden, A.L., Mcavoy, G., Gilreath, P. 2006. Whitefly (Bemisia tabaci) transmitted Squash vein yellowing virus (SqVYV): a component of Watermelon Vine Decline in South Florida.. Bemisia International Workshop Proceedings. p. 72-73.
Sources of Resistance to the Watermelon Downy Mildew Pathogen (Pseudoperonospora Cubensis) in Us Plant Introductions (Pi) - (Abstract Only)
Kousik, C.S. 2006. Sources of resistance to the watermelon downy mildew pathogen (Pseudoperonospora cubensis) in us plant introductions (PI). Phytopathology. 96:S63
Evaluation of Ranman 400sc for Management of Phytophthora Blight of Bell Pepper, 2004-05. - (Research Notes)
Kousik, C.S. 2006. Evaluation of Ranman 400SC for management of phytophthora blight of bell pepper, 2004-05. Fungicide and Nematicide Tests. 61:V009.
Evaluation of Ranman 400sc and Omega 500f for Management of Phytophthora Blight of Bell Pepper, 2005. - (Research Notes)
Kousik, C.S. 2006. Evaluation of Ranman 400SC and Omega 500F for management of phytophthora blight of bell pepper, 2005. Fungicide and Nematicide Tests. 61:V010.
Managing Mefenoxam-Tolerant Isolates of Phytophthora Capsici on Bell Peppers. - (Abstract Only)
Kousik, C.S. 2006. Managing mefenoxam-tolerant isolates of phytophthora capsici on bell peppers. Phytopathology. Posted online March 27, 2006.
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