How to Breed Cucurbits

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Are you a backyard breeder? Do you want to be? Well with this video, now you can!

Well, I think if you are a plant breeding student, a breeder looking to train a new workforce, or someone who’s really just curious about how you can possibly make seeds to grow ‘seedless’ watermelons, you’ll like this video. Written and narrated by Yours Truly, and painstakingly stitched together by UW’s own Clark Thompson, with help from a whole array of resources and experts, I give you:

Pollination Methods: Cucurbits

Previously, I have also completed one on corn, which you can see at the University of Wisconsin’s Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics website here. If you want to see a higher-resolution version of the cucurbit video, go here. Enjoy!

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Karl earned his Ph.D. in Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics at UW-Madison, with a minor in Life Science Communication. His dissertation was on both the genetics of sweet corn and plant genetics outreach. He recently moved back to his home state of California. His favorite produce might just be squash.