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 pickling
and slicing cucumber, seeded and seedless watermelon, cantaloupe and specialty melon, and
other cucurbits such as luffa (loofah) 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 six experiment stations made available to us by the
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).