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Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative Report 10:ii-iv (Introduction) 1987


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 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 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 Germ Plasm 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 1986:


Dues (biennial membership)

Back issue fee







Report of Tenth Annual Meeting

The tenth annual meeting of the Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative was held in conjunction with the XXII International Horticultural Congress and the 83rd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Horticultural Science on 11 August 1986 at the University of California, Davis. The meeting was called to order by J.D. McCreight, Chairman.

CGC No. 9 was published at the University of Wisconsin and mailed on 18 July. This was the largest CGC report to date, and consisted of 35 reports, requests for gene stocks by the Gene Curators, and an updated muskmelon gene list.

Membership stood at 210 including 60 members partially or completely in arrears. Thirty members from eight different countries including the United States were present.

Cash reserve on 9 August 1986 was $2,595.84 US. The cost of printing and mailing CGC No. 9 was approximately $900.00 US.

Analysis of the total cost of publishing CGC No. 8 revealed that the domestic membership dues were not sufficient to cover the cost of publishing and mailing Reports and other CGC expenses, whereas foreign membership dues were just covering these costs. The Coordinating Committee proposed a new membership structure and biennial dues (see page vi) which was motioned, seconded, and unanimously approved by the membership.

R.W. Robinson's term on the Coordinating Committee will expire in 1987.

Gene Stock Curators are T.C. WEhner (cucumber), E. Cox (muskmelon), B.B. Rhodes (watermelon), and R.W. Robinson (Cucurbita sp.). Someone is needed to serve a Curator for Other Genera stocks. Members were requested to send stocks of mutants to the respective Curator.


The Eleventh Annual Meeting of the CGC will be held in conjunction with the annual meetings of the American Society for Horticultural Science and the Inter-American Society for Tropical Horticulture, Orlando, Florida, 6-12 November 1987. Three cucurbit groups will meet in Orlando following the above annual meetings:

  • Vine Crops Advisory Committee, 12 November (contact J.D. McCreight)
  • Squash Breeders, 13 November (contact G.L. Elmstrom)
  • National Muskmelon Research Group (NMRG), 13-14 November (contact G.L. Elmstrom)

The Pickling Cucumber Improvement Committee will meet 28-30 October 1987 in Colorado Springs, Colorado (contact R.A. Buescher, Food Science Dept., Rt. 11, Univ. of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, or W.R. Moore, PPI, Box 31, Lake Charles, IL 60174)

Cucurbitaceae 88, EUCARPIA Meeting, 1988 (see below)

Comments from the Coordinating Committee

The call for papers for the 1988 report will go out in August, 1987. Papers should be submitted to the respective Coordinating Committee member by 31 December 31 1987. The report will be published by July 1988.

We are eager to hear from the membership regarding the future direction of CGC.

It is a pleasure to acknowledge the assistance of three people who did much for CGC this past year: Julie Flores and Tamaron Wilson for typing correspondence and assisting in the day-to-day business of CGC. And Madelyn Alt in the printing and binding of CGC No. 10 at the University of Wisconsin.

  • Coordinating Committee
  • G. W. Elmstrom (muskmelon)
  • W. R. Henderson (watermelon)
  • J. A. Juvik (Cucurbita spp.)
  • open (other genera)
  • T. C. Wehner (cucumber)
  • J. D. McCreight, Chairman

Cucurbitaceae 88

  • EUCARPIA Meeting of Cucurbit Breeding
  • May 31 - June 2, 1988
  • This meeting will be held in the Agronomic Research Center (INRA), Avignon-Montfavet, France.
  • The official language will be English. Simultaneous translation is not planned.
  • During the three days of the meeting, there will be communications, posters, and visits related to Cucumis, Cucurbita, and Citrullus breeding. There will be a post-meeting tour on June 3.
  • The participation fee will be about 1,000 FF, and includes three lunches, a social evening, coffee and refreshments, busing from hotel to INRA and visits, and a copy of the proceedings.
  • "Cucurbitaceae 88" Organizing Committee: G. Risser, M. Pitrat, C. Trousse, INRA - Station de Amelioration des Plantes Maraicheres, Domaine St. Maurice, B.P. 94, 84140 Montfavet (FRANCE)
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