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Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative Report 2:ii-iiii (Introduction) 1979


Resolution and Notes

Resolution and notes of organization meeting, October 28, 1976, Denver Hilton, Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.

The following resolution was adopted by research workers interested in organizing a Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative:

  • The Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative is organized to develop and advance the genetics of economically important cucurbits.
  • Membership to this Cooperative is voluntary and open to workers who have an interest in Cucurbit Genetics (an invitation to participate is extended to all Horticulturists, Entomologists, Plant Pathologists, Geneticists, and others with an interest in Cucurbits).
  • Reports of the Cooperative will be issued on an annual basis. The reports will include articles submitted by members and for the use of the members of the Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative. None of the information in the annual report may be used in publications without the consent of the respective authors for a period of five years. After five years, the information may be used in publications without the consent of the authors.

Further, dues for the Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative (CGC) will be $2.50 per year and will be used to defray costs of preparation and mailing of the annual report. Members from outside the U.S.A. are encouraged to pay dues in at least two year increments because of bank charges incurred for clearing checks. Only postal money orders or checks drawn on U.S. banks are acceptable. The annual report will include four sections: Research Notes, Stocks and Germplasm desired or for Exchange, Membership Directory, and Financial Statement. Other sections will be added in future reports as desired, i.e. gene lists, linkage groups, etc.


In accordance with the above resolution, we requested that an invitation to join the CGC be published in the following:

  • Agronomy News
  • Euphytica
  • HortScience
  • Journal of Economic Entomology
  • Journal of Heredity
  • Phytopath News

We are most pleased to acknowledge the assistance of the editors of these publications.

Report of Second Annual Meeting

Warren R. Henderson

The second annual meeting of the Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative was held in conjunction with the American Society for Horticulutral Science on July 19, 1978 at Boston, MA. Although too late to announce the meeting in the official ASHS program, there were 12 in attendance including seedsmen, experiment station and USDA personnel. The meeting was chaired by Warren R. Henderson. He reported on publication of CGC Report No. 1 and on the Financial Status of CGC: $356.16 received minus expenses of $153.76 (primarily for publication of CGC Report No. 1) on a balance of $202.40.

The 1979 Annual Meeting of the CGC will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 2, 1979 in Room 114 of University Hall, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, U.S.A. The meeting will be chaired by R. L. Lower.

Comments from the Coordinating Committee

The call for papers for the 1980 report will go out in November, 1979, and they should be submitted to the coordinating committee by January 31, 1980. Hopefully, the third report will be published by May, 1980.

We are eager to hear from the membership regarding the future direction of the CGC. It is a pleasure to acknowledge the assistance of Grace Ebert and Marsha Mavis, who were responsible for the typing, proofing and duplicating of this report. We express our sincere appreciation.

  • Coordinating Committee
  • W. P. Bemis (Cucurbita spp.)
  • W. R. Henderson (watermelon)
  • J. D. Norton (muskmelon)
  • M. L. Robbins (cucumber)
  • R. W. Robinson (other genera and species)
  • R. L. Lower, Chairman

The chairman thanks all of the Coordinating Committee for their assistance.

Announcement of Cucurbit Related Meetings

Cucurbitaceae Conference

An International Conference on the Biology and Chemistry of the Cucurbitaceae is tentatively scheduled for August 4-6, 1980, at Cornell University, Ithaca and Geneva, New York. Invited speakers will discuss the current knowledge of systematics, biochemistry, ecology, anatomy, palynology, genetics, and breeding of cucurbits. More information about the conference, when it becomes available, may be obtained from R. W. Robinson, Seeds and Vegetable Sciences Department, New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Geneva, NY 15546 or from C. Jeffrey, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AB, England.

EUCARPIA Conference

The EUCARPIA Cucumber and Melon Breeding Conference is scheduled for August 19-22, 1980, at the Institute for Horticultural Plant Breeding, Wageningen, Netherlands. More information will be forthcoming from Ton P. M. den Nijs, Institute for Horticultural Plant Breeding, Mansholtlaan 15, Wageningen, Netherlands.


CGC #1, page 1, line 30 should read "on NAA (0.1 mg/l)" rather than 9.1 mg/l.

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