Wenjing Guan is a horticultural specialist at Purdue University. She conducts applied research in commercial vegetable production, focusing on watermelon, cantaloupe, as well as season extension of diverse vegetables using different plastic cultural systems. Her specialty is vegetable grafting, a technique used on tomato, cucumber, watermelon and cantaloupe for improving crops’ tolerance to abiotic and biotic stresses. She leads annual watermelon and cantaloupe variety trials at Southwest Indiana. Wenjing serves as the editor of the Purdue Extension Publication Vegetable Crops Hotline Newsletter.