Mahendra Dia

Former Graduate

  • Degree Program: Ph.D., Horticultural Science
  • Previous Degrees: B.S., Agriculture, Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner, India; M.S., Agronomy, Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad, India; M.S., Agriculture, Tarleton State University, Texas
  • Advisor: Dr. Todd Wehner
  • Completion Date: December 2011


Research: Gentopye x environment interaction and stability of performance for fruit yield and quality in watermelon [Citrullus lanatus (Thumb.) Matsum Nakai] tested in seven US locations. These locations include Kinston and Clinton, NC; Charleston, SC; Cordele, GA; Quincy, FL; College Station, TX; and Woodland, CA. Quality parameters include total lycopene, soluble solids, pH, citrulline, sugar composition, and organic acids.