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The Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative (CGC), established in 1977, provides services for researchers interested in the genetics and breeding of species of the Cucurbitaceae crop family. CGC serves as an organizational vehicle for scientists to informally communicate the results of their research and development efforts. The cooperative emphasizes the free exchange of information and germplasm among members, both public and private. For more information go to "About CGC", where you will find everything you need to know about CGC, including minutes of our last meeting.


The combined tables of contents and other index files for all CGC Reports and Vegetable Improvement Newsletter volumes have been put on the website for easy location of articles of interest. You can search the combined tables of contents using your web browser to find articles of interest on particular subjects or using the author name.

The current CGC volume has been published and mailed to members whose dues are up-to-date. Please contact our membership editor if you have not received your copy.

Most volumes of the CGC Reports are now available online. We have also put the entire Vegetable Improvement Newsletter online. (The Cucurbit Network is available online as well.) Also, the Watermelon Research and Development Group is hosted on the CGC web server.

Call for Papers

Contributions are being accepted continuously for the current CGC volume. Please send your articles to the appropriate Associate Editor following the style guide.

Conferences and Meetings (see link on left)

EUCARPIA-Cucurbitaceae 2016
date to be announced
location to be announced

Cucurbitaceae 2014
Fall, 2014
Michigan or Wisconsin
(Contact: Rebecca Grumet and Mike Havey)

Cucurbit Crop Germplasm Committee Meeting
date to be announced
location to be announced
(Contact: Jim McCreight)