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College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Horticultural Science

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Craig Yencho

William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor; Program Leader Sweetpotato and Potato Breeding and Genetics Programs

Faculty, Research

Kilgore Hall 214A

919.513.7417

https://cals.ncsu.edu/horticultural-science/people/yencho/

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Responsibilities

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.

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Publications

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Education

PhD, Entomology/Plant Breeding (Minor), Cornell University (1993)
MS, Entomology, Washington State University (1985)
BS, Bioscience, Pennsylvania State University (1982)