Oct 30 - Nov 2, 2022

Naples, Florida, USA

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Cucurbitaceae 2022 will bring together scientists from around the world for an in-depth exploration of new frontiers in cucurbit research and development. The four-day conference will include themed sessions with invited talks by national and international scientists across a range of disciplines from public sector, as well as the industry, to discuss advances in Cucurbit research and development. The meeting will also feature a general poster session, crop-specific meetings, a Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative meeting, and a field tour of the local seed industry research facilities.

Conference topics will include:
Genetic Resources
Genomic Resources
Resistance to Pest and Diseases
Floral and Fruit Development
Production and Quality

This conference is the 10th meeting on "All Things Cucurbits" that has been held in the U.S every four years since 1980. Cucurbitaceae 2022 is jointly organized by the University of Florida and the University of Georgia and will be held in Naples, Florida U.S. Naples is a vibrant city with deep agricultural roots and is globally renown as a must-visit tourists’ destination.

On behalf of myself and the organizing committee, we invite you to participate in the Cucurbitaceae 2022 Conference.

We look forward to seeing you in Naples, Florida, USA!

Geoffrey Meru
Geoffrey Meru

Conference Co-Chair
UF/IFAS, Homestead, FL, USA
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Geoffrey Meru
Cecilia McGregor

Conference Co-Chair
University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
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