Graduate Students at Work

Cucurbit Breeding Project

These are some images from the cucurbit (cucumber, luffa gourd, and watermelon) breeding program at North Carolina State University. Student names are given in order (left to right).


Wehner, Cramer, Shetty, Vora and Ellington on cucumber weighing and grading

Everett and Strefeler in cucumber population (recurrent selection for yield, earliness, quality)

Shetty, Xie and Strange in cucumber germplasm evaluation for yield and fruit type

Bruton Strange using virus cages for watermelon germplasm screening

Nihat Guner doing watermelon virus tests for resistance

Ellington, Jenkins and Neppl on watermelon seedling screen