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Cucurbit Breeding at NC State

The Cucurbit Breeding Project at North Carolina State University, Raleigh is under the direction of Todd Wehner. Project personnel research includes the breeding and genetics of cucumber, watermelon, specialty melon, and other cucurbits such as luffa sponge gourd.

Our research focuses on the following areas: collection and evaluation of germplasm, qualitative genetics of important traits, quantitative genetics, selection methods, yield improvement, induced mutation, and resistance to cold, insects, and disease. Our work is done primarily in three laboratories, three greenhouses, and three experiment stations made available to us by the university.

These web pages will provide you with an overview of our work, and will let you access information, articles, and software we have produced.

You can also visit the pages for the courses I teach (HS 521, HS 541 and HS 863), and for the plant breeding and vegetable crops programs at NC State (see the link for related groups).


Providing skilled graduates, scientific research, and useful germplasm to the cucurbit industry
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Box 7609North Carolina State UniversityRaleigh, NC 27695-7609(919) 515-5363
Created by T.C. Wehner and C. Barrett 5 September, 1996; design by C.T. Glenn;
maintained by T.C. Wehner; last revised on 18 February, 2014