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Wenjing Guan

Horticulture and Landscape Architecture 

  • Clinical/Engagement Assistant Professor of Horticulture
Southwest Purdue Agricultural Center
4369 N. Purdue Rd.
Vincennes, IN 47591

Dr. Guan’s research and education programs focus on developing and delivering sustainable vegetable and melon production practice that can increase efficiency and profitability of specialty crop production in Indiana. Her specific research interests include vegetable grafting, season extension with high and low tunnels, watermelon and cantaloupe variety evaluations, annual plastic culture strawberry production. Wenjing also work with companies to evaluate new products that could benefit vegetable production in the state.

Awards & Honors

(2015) Nominated by the departmental committee for the Best Doctoral Dissertation Award competition at the college level. Gainesville, Florida.

(2013) Second place for the Warren S. Barham Ph.D. Graduate Student Paper Award at the Southern Region American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) Conference. Orlando, Florida.

(2012) Outstanding Academic Achievement Award by the University of Florida International Center. Gainesville, Florida.

(2011) First place in the Graduate Student Poster Competition at the ASHS Annual Conference. Waikoloa, Hawaii.

Selected Publications

Gu, S., Guan, W., & Beck, J. E. (2017). Strawberry Cultivar Evaluation under High-tunnel and Organic Management in North Carolina. HORTTECHNOLOGY, 27(1), 84-92. doi:10.21273/HORTTECH03559-16

Guan, W., & Zhao, X. (2015). Effects of grafting methods on the growth characteristics of grafted muskmelon transplants. HortScience.

Guan, W. (2015). Grafting with an interspecific hybrid squash rootstock accelerated fruit development and impaired fruit quality of galia melon. HortScience, 12, 1833-1836.

Guan, W., Zhao, X., Huber, D. J., & Sims, C. A. (2015). Instrumental and sensory analyses of quality attributes of grafted specialty melons. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. doi:10.1002/jsfa.7050

Guan, W., Dickinson, D. W., Mendes, M. L., & Thies, J. (2014). Root-knot nematode resistance, yield, and fruit quality of specialty melons grafted onto Cucumis metulifer. HortScience.

Guan, W., Zhao, X., Treadwell, D. D., Alligood, M. R., Huber, D. J., & Dufault, N. S. (2013). Specialty melon cultivar evaluation under organic and conventional production in Florida. HortTechnology, 23, 905-912.

Guan, W., Zhao, X., Hassell, R., & Thies, J. (2012). Defense mechanisms involved in disease resistance of grafted vegetables. HortScience, 47, 164-170.

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