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  • Dr. Yencho Receives Grant to Improve African Sweet Potatoes

    North Carolina State University will receive $12.4 million over the next four years from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve a crop that is an important food staple in sub-Saharan Africa – the sweet potato.
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  • The Frank A. and Joan April Blazich Scholarship Award

    Learn how the Blazich's graduate scholarship award will support the hopes and dreams of promising young horticulturists and strengthen the NCSU chapter of Pi Alpha Xi.
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  • The Bryce H. and Susanna M. Lane Horticultural Science Student Travel Endowment

    The Lane's travel endowment will provide essential funding for undergraduate travel awards.
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  • PLANET Student Career Days
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Teaching + Academics

We designed an academic program for you. Our Horticulture Science Department offers certificates through Doctorate degrees. We also have a strong distance education community.

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Applied + Basic Research

Our department is nationally and internationally recognized as an innovative leader in research. We train and answer industry needs through a broad-range of applied and basic research.

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Cooperative Extension

Did you know that there is an entire portion of NCSU with thousands of employees and volunteers ready to help you? We reach out and share practical information, data and practices to industries and individuals.

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About Horticultural Science

Assorted vegetable basketSince 1901, the faculty, staff and students of the Department of Horticultural Science have been providing innovative teaching, research and outreach to the citizens of North Carolina, the nation, and the world. Our research and extension programs are recognized worldwide for their contributions to applied horticultural production and to discovery science. We generate and extend knowledge about fruits, vegetables, ornamental plants, and landscape design for the purpose of increasing food security and food safety, sustaining the environment, enhancing economic vitality, and improving the quality of life for individuals and their communities.

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