WorldVeg cucurbit team members were among the researchers gathered to explore progress in a plant family with 965 species and 95 genera.
Multiplying seed of Luffa acutangula and Luffa cylindrica
An impressive array of bitter gourd diversity is ready to expand the narrow genetic base of this valuable cucurbit crop in Asia.
Noble Seeds (India) organized Bitter Gourd Field Days from 25 November to 5 December 2017 in Bangalore. The event showcased 180 hybrids using WorldVeg lines in field trials along with commercial checks.
The Highland Research and Development Institute (HRDI), Thailand, a WorldVeg partner, hosted a 'Transfer of Technology' event in Huay Kayeang, Kanchanaburi Province on 15 March 2017 to showcase the superior performance of WorldVeg cucurbit lines to more than 300 farmers, who viewed the demonstration plots and sampled pumpkin fruit and other pumpkin treats. -- MORE --
Seed company breeders and researchers got a good close look at hundreds of bitter gourd breeding lines to choose the best.
Evaluation of selected Cucumis sativus accessions for resistance to Pseudoperonospora cubensis in Egypt
Identifying sources of resistance to downy mildew in cucumber.
First full-length genome sequence of the polerovirus luffa aphid-borne yellows virus (LABYV) reveals the presence of at least two consensus sequences in an isolate from Thailand
Luffa aphid-borne yellows virus (LABYV) was proposed as the name for a previously undescribed polerovirus based on partial genome sequences obtained from samples of cucurbit plants collected in Thailand between 2008 and 2013.
AVRDC showcased its treasure trove of bitter gourd breeding lines during Bitter Gourd Open Field Days from 9-23 August 2015 at AVRDC East and Southeast Asia’s Research and Training Station, Kasetsart University, Kamphaeng Saen, Thailand.