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Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative Report 7:ii-iv (Introduction) 1984


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 Seventh Annual Meeting

T. C. Wehner

The seventh annual meeting of the Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative was held in conjunction with the American Society for Horticultural Science on October 19, 1983 in McAllen, Texas. There were 30 in attendance. The meeting was chaired by R. L. Lower. He reported on publication of CGC No. 6 and the financial status of CGC. The cost of publication and mailing for CGC Report No. 6 was $581.98 which left a balance of $1148.94. The membership was 157. CGC No. 6 was the largest report thus far in terms of number of contributions and pages.

Considerable discussion centered around the status of germplasm research and funding in the USA. Al Stoner (USDA) supplied general information on the status of present legislation in this area and indicated that USDA-ARS funding might be available for germplasm evaluation and improvement of cucurbits.

Todd Wehner moved that the chairman resubmit a request to the USDA to form a Commodity Advisory Committee (CAC) for cucurbits. The motion was seconded and passed.

The chair announced that a EUCARPIA meeting on vine crops would be held in Plovdiv, Bulgaria on July 4-7, 1984. There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

The 1984 Annual Meeting of CGC will be held in Vancouver, Canada during the American Society for Horticultural Science meetings in August, 1984. Consult local program for exact time and place.

Note from the Chairman

Effective July 1, 1884 J. D. McCreight has assumed chairmanship of the Coordinating Committee of the CGC. It has been a pleasure to have served as Chair of the CGC in its formative years. I look forward with confidence to the continued growth of CGC. Thank you for this opportunity.

R. L. Lower

All future CGC correspondence should be sent to the attention of:

  • Dr. James D. McCreight
  • USDA, P.O. Box 5098
  • Salinas, CA 93915
  • U.S.A.

Comments From The Coordinating Committee

The call for papers for the 1985 report will go out in November, 1984, and they should be submitted to the Coordinating Committee by January 31, 1985. Hopefully, the eighth report will be published by June, 1985.

The Coordinating Committee acknowledges the service of the Nominating Committee: Paul Thompson-Chair, Ed Cox, and Claude Thomas for nominating Gary Elmstrom as replacement for J. D. McCreight representing muskmelons. Also, Thomas W. Whitaker has agreed to replace Chas A. John on the Gene List Committee.

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 and Sue Higgins who were 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


CGC Report No. 6:71-

  • line 15 should read possibility not possibly
  • line 18 should read seeding not seedling
  • Literature Cited number 1
    • line 1 should read yeraqot not yeragot
    • line 3 should read Hassadeh not Hassedeh
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