Ben Mansfeld is a PhD candidate in plant breeding, genetics and biotechnology at Michigan State University.

On location in Davis, California at Cucurbitaceae 2018,  we sit down with Michigan State University pickling cucumber breeder Ben Mansfeld to chat about his work in making cucumbers more disease resistant, the Cucurbit Coordinated Agricultural Project (see cuccap.org for more info), and why his favorite cucumber of all time is hard to come by here in the United States.