Evaluation and Enhancement of Cucurbit Germplasm
About the conference
Cucurbitaceae '94: Evaluation and Enhancement of Cucurbit
Germplasm was held in November 1994 at the Radisson Resort on South Padre
Island, Texas. It was hosted by the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station and
Extension Service and the USDA-ARS Subtropical Agricultural Research Laboratory.
Nearly 200 people were in attendance, representing a number of countries and
Cucurbitaceae '94 provided a forum for the presentation and exchange
of scientific information about germplasm evaluation and enhancement research
activities on cucurbit crops. The program consisted of poster presentations,
invited talks and panel discussions on diseases, host-pest interactions, and
genetics related to the enhancement of cucurbit germplasm. Molecular and genetic
aspects of diseases, germplasm resources, breeding strategies, and the physiology
of fruit quality were covered. Meetings of a number of commodity-specific cucurbit
groups also took place in conjunction with the conference.
Proceedings for Cucurbitaceae '94 are being assembled and should be
available by Summer 1995. Abstracts
for the poster and oral presentations are currently viewable on-line.
All participants will receive a copy of the Proceedings, and a limited number
of extra copies will be available for purchase. For more information on the
Proceedings, contact Jim Dunlap, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, 2415
East Highway 83, Weslaco, TX 78596 USA (Phone: 210-968-0641; Fax: 210-968-5585;
E- mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).