Cucurbitaceae 2006: About the Conference

Cucurbitaceae 2006

Attendees photoDear Colleague,

We hope that you are making plans to attend Cucurbitaceae 2006 to be held September 17-21 in Asheville, North Carolina, USA!

This webpage includes important information to assist you with making arrangements for your participation. Those with Internet access are encouraged to use the conference web page whenever possible. All pertinent information related to the conference can be found there.

The purpose of this conference is to bring together those working in cucurbits so we can share information on all aspects of cucurbit research, development and production. We welcome you to join us for this exciting and
in-depth conference exploring the ever-changing face of cucurbit research and development.

We will see you in you in the lovely mountains of North Carolina in September!

Gerald Holmes, Jonathan Schultheis, and Todd Wehner
Organizing Committee

Cucurbitaceae 2006 Proceedings
The complete book (pdf)

Conference Brochure and Forms

(all brochures and forms are in pdf format, readable using the free Adobe Reader program)

Who Should Attend

Those interested in cucurbits (cucumbers, melons, pumpkins, gourds, squash, watermelons or exotic species) should attend this conference. We are expecting more than 200 individuals, comprised of academicians and students, pathologists, entomologists, physiologists, geneticists, weed scientists, horticulturalists, food scientists, commercial plant breeders, growers and industry representatives.

Watermelon photoProgram Topics

Conference sessions will include presentations organized from individual paper submissions and topics will focus on the following topics:

  • breeding and genetics
  • economics
  • entomology
  • growth and development
  • marketing
  • pathology
  • physiology
  • new technologies
  • production
  • utilization and processing

Opportunities for Interaction

There will be numerous opportunities for participants to share up-to-date research information and to discuss common concerns with colleagues from around the world. This exchange of information is vital to the continued improvement and international advancement of cucurbits.