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Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative Report 6:ii-iv (Introduction) 1983


Resolution and Notes of Organization Meeting

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 Horticulturalists, 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.

Dues for the Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative

Further, dues for the Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative dues for the Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative (CGC) will be $2.50* per year and will be used to defray cost 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.

*Dues structure and biennial membership, effective 1982 and 1983.


Dues (biennial membership)

Back issue fee


$ 6.00

$ 3.50







Report of Sixth Annual Meeting

J. D. McCreight

The sixth annual meeting of the Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative was held in conjunction with the American Society for Horticultural Science on August 11, 1982 in Ames, Iowa. There were 25 in attendance. The meeting was chaired by R. L. Lower. He reported on publication of CGC No. 5 and the financial status of CGC. The cost of publication and mailing for CGC Report No. 5 was $441.07, which left a balance of $1,168.14. The membership was 159. A motion was made by Larry Baker (second McCreight) with no discussion that a crop advisory committee be formed for cucurbits. The motion passed unanimously and the chair accepted the responsibility for contacting the USDA. Discussion followed on the the advisability of including a listing of cucurbit-oriented publications in the CGC report. There was no further new or old business and the meeting was adjourned.

The 1983 Annual Meeting of CGC will be held in McAllen, Texas, U.S.A., during the American Society for Horticultural Science meetings on August 19, 1983. Consult local program for exact time and place.

Comments From The Coordinating Committee

The call for papers for the 1984 report will go out in November, 1983, and they should be submitted to the Coordinating Committee by January 31, 1984. Hopefully, the seventh report will be published by June, 1984.

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

Coordinating Committee

  • W. R. Henderson (watermelon)
  • J. A. Juvik (Cucurbita spp.)
  • J. D. McCreight (muskmelon)
  • R. W. Robinson (other genera)
  • T. C. Wehner (cucumber)
  • R. L. Lower, Chairman

The coordinating Committee acknowledges the service of the Nominating Committee chaired by James McCreight.* The Committee nominated Dr. J.A. Juvik as the replacement for W.P. Bemis on the Coordinating Committee. The chairman thanks all of the Coordinating Committee for their assistance and especially Dr. Bemis who rotated off the committee effective November 1, 1982.

* Nominating committee includes: James McCreight, Greg Tolla and Todd Wehner.


CGC Report No. 5:9. The correct table is as follows:

Table 1. Analysis of variance for seed traits.

Mean square



Emergence percentage

Seed weight

Percent normal seeds



3850 **

0.003 NS

144 NS



3286 NS

0.30 NS

886 NS

Maternal parent (Cross)


4506 **

0.25 **

1464 **






** Significant at 1% level.

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