Stories From May 2016

May 31, 2016

Campus Monarchs

Professor Dennis Werner and graduate student Melissa Tinling are creating a network of campus pollinator gardens to support monarch butterfly migration.

May 26, 2016

Online Plant Identification Courses

Do you want to learn how to identify and appreciate commonly used landscape plants on your own schedule? The NC State University Department of Horticultural Science has partnered with Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA to provide a unique fully […]

May 26, 2016

Student Landscape Design with Community Engagement

Service Learning and Community Engagement with the North Carolina Association of Physician Assistants (NCAPA) Veteran’s Memorial Garden: Impacts of the HS 401 Landscape Design There are many ways design faculty implement community engagement. There is little evaluation about the different […]

May 26, 2016

Dr. Davis Elected Fellow of the American Society for Horticultural Science

Dr. Jeanine M. Davis was elected a Fellow of the American Society for Horticultural Science. This is the 53rd Annual Class of Fellows to receive this distinction in recognition of outstanding contributions to the science, profession, or industry of horticulture.

May 26, 2016

May 2016 Awards & Honors

Tom Ranney, 2016 American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) Outstanding Researcher Award Julia Kornegay, 2016 ASHS Outstanding International Horticulturist Award Jeanine Davis, Fellow, ASHS Craig Yencho, 2016 Outstanding Global Engagement Award Paul Fantz (et al.), 2015 ASHS Outstanding Ornamental Publication […]

May 24, 2016

To Print a Plant

If NC State University’s Ross Sozzani and Tim Horn are right, three-dimensional bioprinting of plants could help push forward the field of plant improvement in a revolutionary way, allowing for the kind of improved yields needed to feed a fast-growing world population.

May 20, 2016

Ag and agbiz worth $84 billion in NC

Agriculture and agribusiness – food, fiber and forestry — make up an $84 billion-a-year industry in North Carolina, contributing one-sixth of the state’s income and employees, according to the latest figures from NC State University economist Mike Walden.

May 18, 2016

Bugs Bunny’s Knowledge Confirmed

The carrot genome sequence reveals information about the vegetable’s evolution and how it accumulates health-beneficial carotenoids. Somewhere, Bugs Bunny is smiling.

May 18, 2016

No junk-food diet

New research from North Carolina State University’s Department of Entomology finds that bees in urban areas stick to a flower-nectar diet, steering clear of processed sugars found in soda and other junk food.

May 17, 2016

Gould discusses genetically engineered crops

As the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine release the report “Genetically Engineered Crops: Experience and Prospects,” the chair of the authoring committee says that NC State University can become a model for conducting advanced, trusted research in GE crop development.