Dr. Frank Louws
120 Kilgore Hall
Campus Box 7609
2721 Founders Drive
Raleigh, NC 27695
The JC Raulston Arboretum is a nationally-acclaimed garden with the most diverse collection of plants adapted for landscape use in the southeastern United States.
With more than 35 core faculty actively developing new cultivars, germplasms, and parental lines – it has more plant breeders than any other U.S. university. The consortium is interdepartmental and focuses on a full range of research programs, courses, and crops. Plant breeders at NC State are based in different colleges
The Plant Transformation Lab (PTL) works with leading researchers and technologies to provide solutions in plant transformation, tissue culture, refines old methodologies, and develops new ones to advance efficient plant transformation and regeneration techniques for various plant species.
Located on Centennial Campus, the Genomic Sciences Lab provides facilities and equipment for faculty and students interested in conducting research in the field of genomics.
The Horticultural Field Laboratory (HFL) is also the home of the JC Raulston Arboretum. Greenhouses and fields are available for teaching and experiments.
The departments of Entomology, Horticultural Science, and Plant Pathology share approximately 2,600 square feet of greenhouse space for teaching and research. Most of the space is located behind Kilgore Hall, adjacent to Gardner Hall.
The NC State Herbarium in the Department of Plant Biology maintains 125,000 plant specimens for use in research, extension, and teaching.
The horticultural substrates group is researching real issues of real concern for our industry; water quality and solid waste utilization being emphasized most.
Integrated pest management (IPM) is socially acceptable, environmentally responsible, and economically practical crop protection. The IPM program at NC State provides a wide array of information and training for clientele who need to manage pests.
The department has greenhouse space for teaching and research in one headhouse and two greenhouse ranges at the Horticultural Field Laboratory.
Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) consists of Extension and Research programs analyzing fruits and vegetables that will enhance the health-protective value of food crops.
The phytotron provides growth rooms that can simulate almost any environmental conditions. It has been used to select plants for stress resistance, as well as for running tests on new diseases and insects requiring isolation from the main growing areas.