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Dr. G. Craig Yencho
William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor and Program Leader Sweetpotato and Potato Breeding and Genetics Programs

Craig Yencho

Contact Information

Department of Horticultural Science
214A Kilgore Hall, Campus Box 7609
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7609

Office Phone: 919.513.7417
Fax: 919.515.2505


General Information

Ph.D., 1993, Cornell University

Dr. Yencho has research responsibilities (100%) in sweetpotato and potato breeding and genetics. Research emphasis is on developing disease and insect resistant table-stock, processing and specialty-type sweetpotatoes and potatoes adapted to North Carolina's growing conditions with improved root and tuber quality, respectively.

Research interests include plant breeding, plant resistance to insects and pathogens, use of wild and/or related plant germplasm as a source of commercially important traits, applications of genomics, molecular biology and plant biochemistry to plant breeding and the production of renewable, bio-based, value-added products in sweetpotato and potato, and international agricultural development.