William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor
Department of Horticultural Science
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7609
A.B. in Botany, University of California-Berkeley
M.S. in Agronomy, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ph.D. in Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dr. Wehner began his work on plant breeding at NC State University in 1979. Responsibilities include research in the area of stevia (healthy, natural sweeteners), cucurbit breeding (cucumber, watermelon, specialty melons and gourds), teaching (plant breeding methods, distance education, integrated breeding databases), and service to the department. Outside activities include consulting with industry and teaching at the Plant Breeding Academy at the University of California-Davis.
There is information provided on this website for plant breeding work on stevia, cucumber, watermelon, and other cucurbits (specialty melon, luffa gourd). There is also information on courses taught, as well as the plant breeding and vegetable crops programs at NC State. For additional information, see biography, international activities, and résumé below.