Exploitation of Cucurbita local germplasm for sustainable agriculture (Cucurbitlocal)

Activity Coordinator: Maria Raffaella Ercolano  Email

The project "Exploitation of Cucurbita local germplasm for sustainable agriculture (Cucurbitlocal)", submitted by the Cucurbits Working Group for funding under the Fourth Call of the Activity Grant Scheme for Phase X, was approved by the Executive Committee in December 2020.

Implementation

October 2021
The second meeting of the Activity “Cucurbitlocal’ was held online on 28 October 2021. Results of characterization and preliminary evaluation of Cucurbita accessions were presented by the German, Italian and Tunisian partners. Accession to be include in AEGIS have been selected by the German genebank. Evaluations in Tunisia focused on low water regime conditions and powdery mildew tolerance. A second and more complete round of evaluations is planned for the next year, also with exchanges of accessions between partners.

A report of the meeting is available here (200,6 KB).  

February 2021
The first Cucurbitlocal meeting was held online on Friday, 26 February.