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Research Project: CucCAP 2: Harnessing Genomic Resources for Disease Resistance and Management in Cucurbit Crops – Bringing the Tools to the Field

Location: Vegetable Research

Project Number: 6080-21000-020-006-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 1, 2023
End Date: Jan 31, 2025

To support our cooperative project CucCAP on identifying gene loci conferring resistance to Fusarium wilt (a major soil-born disease of watermelon) and incorporating the resistance gene loci into the genome of watermelon cultivars. The funds will be used for support of a Clemson graduate student working on this research objective.

CucCAP funds will be reallocated from USDA, ARS, U.S. Vegetable Laboratory budget to the CucCAP-cooperator at the Clemson-Coastal Research and Education Center(CREC), Charleston, South Carolina. The CucCAP -Project Director approved and supports this action to facilitate accomplishment of our CucCAP objectives.