|The North American Cucurbitaceae Conferences were started to provide scientific information on cucurbits from research and extension workers around the U.S. and other countries in the rgion in a single meeting every few years. Cucurbit crops include cucumber, melon, pumpkin, squash, watermelon, and other species. The meeting is now on a 4-year rotation.
Cucurbitaceae 2006 is part of a series of cucurbit genetics and breeding conferences begun in Europe in the 1970s as part of EUCARPIA, and in North America in the 1980s as a combination of all the individual cucurbit meetings (Cucurbit Crop Genetics Committee, the Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative, the National Melon Research Group, the National Watermelon Research Group, the Pickling Cucumber Improvement Committee, and the Squash Research Group).
These conferences have been held on a regular basis, in even-numbered years and alternately on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, and we now have the honor and privilege to host Cucurbitaceae 2006 here in North Carolina.
The North American Cucurbitaceae Conferences
The EUCARPIA Cucurbitaceae Conferences