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part by the Cornell University Vegetable Breeding Institute and USDA IFAFS Award No. 2001-52100-11347.

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Development Center for cotton aphid resistant germplasm. This study was funded in part by the Cornell University Vegetable Breeding Institute, a consortium of companies that support plant breeding research at Cornell, along with funding from USDA IFAFS Award

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The winter survival of 10 pea cultivars of differing cold hardiness was studied under ground-level culture and on raised beds in moist semi-maritime conditions (CorvaUis, Oregon) and in more severe continental conditions (Weston, Oregon). There was survival in 7 cultivars at CorvaUis and 6 at Weston. Planting on raised beds at Corvallis significantly increased survival. This effect was consistent for all cultivars having appreciable survival rates. At Weston, the mean survival was higher on ground level plantings, but cultivars, responded differently to cultural systems. Of the 6 surviving cultivars, only the 2 least hardy had significantly higher survival on ground level plantings.

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economic and quality traits. Vegetable breeding has always been a balancing act in which breeders have tried to combine attributes like host plant resistance to disease with yield and vegetable quality, all at the same time. Most improvements made in the

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The Cornell University vegetable breeding program has developed cucumbers ( Cucumis sativus L.) resistant to a spectrum of diseases, including powdery mildew ( Cavatorta et al., 2012 ; Jahn et al., 2002 ) and viruses ( Munger, 1993 ). The program

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