Publications – Dr. Guan's Lab Site


Watermelon and Melon

S. L. Meyers, W. Guan, D. Egel and D. Nowaskie. 2021. Triploid watermelon response to flumioxazin. Weed Technology.  
Guan, W., D. Egel, D. Nowaskie, and D. Haseman. 2021. 2020 cantaloupe variety evaluation in southern Indiana. Midwest Vegetable Trial Reports. 
Guan, W., D. Nowaskie, P. Langenhoven, and D.S. Egel. 2020. Cantaloupe and specialty melon variety evaluation in Indiana. Midwest Vegetable Trial Reports.  
Egel, D. S., W. Guan. 2019. Evaluation of melon varieties for resistance to bacterial wilt, 2018. Plant Disease Management Reports. 13:V057. 
Guan, W., D.S. Egel, D. Nowaskie, C. Marchino, B. Patil and K. Crosby. 2018. 2018 Melon variety trial in Southwest Indiana. Midwest Vegetable Trial Reports. 
Guan, W., D.S. Egel, and D. Nowaskie. 2017. Muskmelon variety trial in Southwest Indiana – 2017. Midwest Vegetable Trial Reports. 


Vegetable Grafting

Guan, W., D. Nowaskie and D. Haseman. 2020. Rootstock evaluation for grafted cucumbers grown in high tunnels: yield and plant growth. HortScience. 55:914-919.  
Rodriguez Izaba, O., W. Guan and A.P. Torres. 2021. Economic analysis of growing grafted cucumber plants for high tunnel production. HortTechnology. DOI:   
Guan, W., E.T. Maynard, B. Aly, J. Zakes, D.S. Egel and L.L. Ingwell. 2019. Parthenocarpic cucumber cultivar evaluation in high-tunnel production. HortTechnology. 29:634-642. 
Guan, W., D. Egel, L. Sutterer, A. Plummer. 2018. Early season production of grafted seedless cucumbers in high tunnels. HortTechnology. 28:74-79. 
Guan, W. 2021. Effects of using low tunnel and grafted plants for watermelon production under low-temperature stress in Indiana. Midwest Vegetable Trial Reports. 
Guan, W. 2019. How to splice graft cucumber plants. Purdue Extension. HO-328-W. 
Guan, W. and S. Hallett. 2016. Techniques for tomato grafting. Purdue Extension. HO-260-W. 
Zhao, X. and W. Guan. 2018. Grafting Manual: rootstock selections and important considerations in melon and watermelon grafting. www. vegetablegrafting. org. 
Miles, C., P. Devi, X. Zhao, W. Guan. 2017. Grafting Manual: how to produce grafted vegetable plants. Watermelon and Melon Grafting. www. vegetablegrafting. org.  
Guan, W., X. Zhao and D.J. Huber. 2015. Grafting with an interspecific hybrid squash rootstock accelerated fruit development and impaired fruit quality of galia melon. HortScience. 12:1833-1836.  
Guan, W. and X. Zhao 2015. Effects of grafting methods on the growth characteristics of grafted muskmelon transplants. HortTechnology. 6:706-713.   
Guan, W., X. Zhao*, D.J. Huber and C.A. Sims. 2015. Instrumental and sensory analyses of quality attributes of grafted specialty melons. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. 95: 2989-2995 
Guan, W. , X. Zhao*, D.W. Dickson, M.L. Mendes and J. Thies. 2014. Root-knot nematode resistance, yield, and fruit quality of specialty melons grafted onto Cucumis metulifer. HortScience. 49:1046-1051.
Guan, W., X. Zhao*, D.D. Treadwell, M.R. Alligood, D.J. Huber and N.S. Dufault. 2013. Specialty melon cultivar evaluation under organic and conventional production in Florida. HortTechnology. 23:905-912. 
 Guan, W., X. Zhao*, R. Hassell and J. Thies. 2012. Defense mechanisms involved in disease resistance of grafted vegetables. HortScience. 47:164-170.  


Egel, G., W. Guan, J. Bonkowski, T. Creswell. 2022. Evaluation of fungicides for the management of Neopestalotiopsis leafspot 2022. Plant Disease Management Reports 16:PF045.
Guan, W., L. Sutterer. 2016. Strawberry variety evaluation for high tunnel production in Southwest Indiana. Midwest Vegetable Trial Reports. 
Gu, S., W. Guan, and J.E. Beck. 2017. Strawberry cultivar evaluation under high-tunnel and organic management in North Carolina. HortTechnology. 27:84-92.  

High Tunnel

Guan, W. L. Ingwell, and D. Egel. 2020. High tunnel cucumber production guide. Purdue Extension. ID-521-W.  
Guan, W. 2020. Fall Broccoli Production in High Tunnels. Midwest Vegetable Trial Reports.
Guan, W. 2020. Summer Squash Variety Evaluation for Early-Season Production in High Tunnels. Midwest Vegetable Trial Reports.