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Current Horticulture Graduate Students

Also see the former graduate students.


  Name / Degree Research Area Advisor
Alderidge, Ryan Alderidge, Ryan rbaldrid@ncsu.edu Blueberry tolerance to saflufenacil herbicide Dr. Jennings
Barkley, Susan Barkley, Susan (MS) slweiss2@ncsu.edu Optimization of sweetpotato production in North Carolina. Research includes seeding density, in-row spacing, fertilization, herbicide tolerance, and variety trials Dr. Schultheis
Barrier, Hunter Barrier, Hunter (MS) hrbarrie@ncsu.edu Vegetable production Dr. Gunter
Basinger, Nick Basinger, Nick (MS) nabasing@ncsu.edu Effect of herbicide strip width and late season weed competition on wine grape growth and yield; Vegetative-free strip width effect on established 'Navaho' blackberry growth, yield and quality Dr. Jennings
Bhattarai, Krishna Bhattarai, Krishna (MS) kbhatta@ncsu.edu Analysis of pathogen associated molecular pattern for screening bacterial spot resistance in tomato Dr. Panthee
Borsay, Amy Borsay, Amy (MHS) amyborsay@gmail.com Horticultural therapy for wounded warriors Ms. Spafford
Bradish, Christine Bradish, Christine (PhD) cmbradis@ncsu.edu Building the genomic infrastructure for raspberry in North Carolina Dr. Fernandez
Burgner, Gerald Burgner, Gerald (PhD) gsburgne@ncsu.edu Horticultural ecology in the urgan landscape; Turfgrass alternatives to traditional turfgrass management Dr. Fair
Carlson, Alicain Carlson, Alicain (PhD) ascarlso@ncsu.edu Effects of solution pH and bacteria species on the postharvest quality of zinnia and global gene expression changes in cut rosa causing petal blueing and bent neck Dr. Dole
Chaudhari, Sushila Chaudhari, Sushila (PhD) schaudh@ncsu.edu Competitiveness and herbicide tolerance of grafted tomatoes Dr. Monks
Chiu, Yu Chun Chiu, Yu Chun(MS) kyuukimi@gmail.com Phenolics compounds composition in broccoli Dr. Brown
Crumley, Jennifer Crumley, Jennifer (MS) jlcrumle@ncsu.edu Effects of genotype and environment on agronomic performance and phytochemical profile of Echinacea Dr. Davis
Dayton, Daniel Dayton, Daniel (MS) dmdayton@ncsu.edu Weed competition and control in solanaceous crops Dr. Jennings
Ducharme, Diane Ducharme, Diane (PhD) dduchar@ncsu.edu Vegetable production Dr. Gunter
Elder, Kevin Elder, Kevin (MS) ktelder@ncsu.edu Impact of leaf removal red grape phenolic content and assessment of grape cultivars suited to North Carolina Dr. Spayd
Erickson, Robert Erickson, Robert (MHS-DE) rwerick3@ncsu.edu Landscape horticulture Dr. Fair
Gillooly, Dominic Gillooly, Dominic (MS) dagilloo@ncsu.edu A survey of the genus Kalmia utilizing flow cytometry and traditional cytology; Polyploid induction in Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' for use in cultivar development; The effects of high rates of potassium salt of indole butyric acid on the rooting of evergreen Magnolia species Dr. Ranney
Gragg, Lauren Gragg, Lauren (MS) lagragg@ncsu.edu Physiology of woody landscape plants growing in urban environments Dr. Kraus
Granitz, Halley Granitz, Halley (MS) hmgranit@ncsu.edu Improving the North Carolina cut flower industry Dr. Kornegay
Gu, Yu 'Luna' Gu, Yu 'Luna' (MS) ygu2@ncsu.edu Pollination mechanism determination of 12 cultivars of zinnia; DNA content detection of zinnia germplasm with flow cytometry; Polyploid induction in two zinnia species with Oryzalin; Differences of the economic productivity, disease resistance, flower quality between direct seeded vs. transplant zinnia and between season-long planting vs. rotated planting Dr. Kornegay
Hatch, Roselyn Hatch, Roselyn (PhD) rlwhitne@ncsu.edu Effects of matrix attachment regions and their effects on transgene expression in Arabidopsis Dr. Allen
Hootman, Travis Hootman, Travis (MS) hootmant@gmail.com Development of interspecific cut flower zinnias with resistance to bacterial leaf and flower spot Dr. Kornegay
Jacobs, Raymond Jacobs, Raymond (PhD) rljacobs@ncsu.edu Inheritance of rate-limiting foliar resistance to anthracnose fruit and crown rot in commercial strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa) Dr. Yencho
Jiang, Chen Jiang, Chen (PhD) cjiang5@ncsu.edu Postharvest physiological changes of vegetable upon application of essential oils as an innovative washing sanitizer Dr. Perkins-Veazie
Johnson, Adam Johnson, Adam (MHS-DE) arjohn12@ncsu.edu Landscape horticulture Dr. Davis
Jones, Ben Jones, Ben (MHS) jones.j.benjamin@gmail.com Design and performance testing of a new modular green roof system for steep slope applications: a comparative analysis of runoff quantity and plant health at slopes of 25, 50 and 75% Ms. Spafford
Judd, Lesley Judd, Lesley (PhD) lajudd@ncsu.edu Analyses of consistently made biochar for chemical and physical properties and their effects on container substrates Dr. Jackson
Kim, Moo Jung Kim, Moo Jung (PhD) mkim10@ncsu.edu Storability, phenolic composition, and anti-inflammatory activities of organically growh blackberries Dr. Perkins-Veazie
Kressin, Jonathan Kressin, Jonathan (MS) jpkressi@ncsu.edu Plant-pathogen interactions between tomato and bacterial wilt disease focusing on plant genetics of resistance in a grafted field tomato context Dr. Panthee
Li, Mengya Li, Mengya (MS) sailingaway@126.com ACC physiological metabolism in early apple fruit abscission Dr. McArtney
Lin, Ying-Chen Lin, Ying-Chen (MS) madeline19891026@gmail.com Blueberry genomic mapping and QTL Dr. Brown
Marticorena, Drew Marticorena, Drew (PhD) drew.marticorena@gmail.com Quantifying the multiplier Dr. Creamer
McElhannon, Michelle McElhannon, Michelle (PhD) lmmcelha@ncsu.edu Optimization of water and nutrient supply during adventitious root formation in vegetative annuals Dr. Dole
McNellie, James McNellie, James (MS) jpmcnell@ncsu.edu Mapping genes responsibility for PTI to Pseudomonas syringae (bacterial speck) in tomato Dr. Panthee
Patel, Takshay Patel, Takshay (MS) tkpatel@ncsu.edu Overexpression of celery mannitol dehydrogenase in tomato increases resistance to mannitol secretin fungal pathogen Botrytis cinerea Dr. Williamson
Phillips, Whitney Phillips, Whitney (MS) wdphilli@ncsu.edu Fertility and reproductive behavior of triploid Pyrus calleryana; Utilizing somatic embryogenesis to segregate tissue chimeras in Prunus serruata; Taxonomic revision of Fothergilla spp. Dr. Ranney
Riley, Elizabeth Riley, Elizabeth (PhD) edbridge@ncsu.edu Evaluation of filter bed media composition and plant species for rain gardens and appropriate N rate and N:P:K ratios for the production of herbaceous perennials Dr. Kraus
Roberts, David Roberts, David (MS) djrober3@ncsu.edu Genome size survey, allelism study inheritance study, foliar pigment analysis of Cercis Dr. Werner
Schumann, Mitchell Schumann, Mitchell (MS) mjschum2@ncsu.edu Linkage map and QTL analysis of nutritional and horticultural traits in tetraploid potatoes Dr. Yencho
Suchoff, David Suchoff, David (MS) dsuchoff@gmail.com Vigor as a function of nitrogen use efficiency in grafted tomatoes and grafted watermelon Dr. Schultheis
Thompson, Brad Thompson, Brad (MS) wbthomps@ncsu.edu Vegetable production Dr. Schultheis
VandenLangenberg, Kyle VandenLangenberg, Kyle (PhD) kyle.m.van@gmail.com Studying the inheritance and genetic mechanism behind the new source of resistance to downy mildew in cucumber Dr. Wehner
Wolfe, Joe Wolfe, Joe (MS) jcw5044@gmail.com Weed science Dr. Neal
Yada, Benard Yada, Benard (PhD) byada@ncsu.edu Development of SSR markers and QTL analysis of disease and pest resistance in sweetpotato Dr. Yencho
Yap, Ted Yap, Ted (MS) tcyap@ncsu.edu Methods that influence the engineering and physical properties of pine tree substrate components Dr. Jackson
Zhou, Junyan Zhou, Junyan (MHS) gzhoujunyan@gmail.com An evaluation and comparison of perferences of plants in small urban green spaces Ms. Sherk