Nov 17, 2020

QTL and markers for selection of Gummy Stem Blight resistance in watermelon

 We just published a new paper in Theoretical and Applied Genetics describing QTL mapping of gummy stem blight resistance in watermelon. You can read more about it here.


Oct 8, 2020

New markers for selection fo flesh color in watermelon

In collaboration with Dr Geung-Joo Lee from Korea a new study was just published in Genes on PPR-derived markers for flesh color in watermelon. 

Sep 30, 2020

UGA Cucurbit Breeding

 Drs McGregor and Boyhan contributed to the  Vegetable and Specialty Crop News magazine. The article entitled Breeding Better Cucurbits appeared in the September issue of VSC News.

Aug 20, 2020

2020 Watermelon Field Evaluations

 We just finished our watermelon field evaluation for summer 2020. Due to Covid we did not have as many field plots as usual, at least we got something out of this season. Thanks for everybody's help with planting, trailing and harvesting.

Aug 5, 2020

Congratualtions Winnie!

Congratulations to Winnie for completing her Ph.D! She did an excellent job and we wish her all the best for the future. May all your dreams come true!

Informal (covid) Graduation ceremony
Informal (covid) Graduation Ceremony

Jun 17, 2020

At last - Field plots 2020!

Due to covid all our field trials were delayed and we scaled down our summer field plots significantly. But al last we were able to transplant some watermelon this week! As you can see we are all staying safe in the field!

Winnie Gimode (PhD student) is very excited that this will be her last watermelon field transplanting. She will be graduating in August.

And here is Sammy Josiah (PhD student) planting his first field experiment.

Apr 2, 2020

Reading suggestions during shutdown

If you are looking for something to read during the shutdown here are two great books for those interested in Plant Breeding and Genetics

Feb 13, 2020

Filling Pots is Fun!

The Greenhouse Team makes filling pots look like a lot of fun! Thanks for all your hard work keeping the greenhouses in top shape.

From left to right: Erin Gantt, Jarrod Smith, Jesse Kuzy, Ingrid Brindle and Jared Gilstrap.