Comparative Evaluation and Breeding of New Sources of Host Plant Resistance to Cysdv and Sweet Potato Whitefly Biotype
Crop Improvement and Protection Research
Project Number: 5305-21220-005-11
General Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Mar 01, 2013
End Date: Jun 30, 2014
Evaluate exotic melon germplasm for resistance to sweetpotato whitefly biotype B (SPWF-B) and the major virus that it transmits in the desert Southwest U.S.
Resistant and susceptible melon germplasm will be field tested under natural infestation of SPWF-B and infection by CYSDV.