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Month: April 2019

A woman works on dissecting part of a sweet potato for testing.

Apr 29, 2019

Can Sweet Potatoes Save the World?

NC State grew the North Carolina sweet potato industry into a global powerhouse. Now we’re leading the effort to breed sweet potatoes that could provide economic opportunities and better nutrition for people in African countries. 

hunter landis

Apr 24, 2019

Nontraditional: Full-Time Student, Full-Time Worker

Hunter Landis is pursuing a master’s degree in horticultural science – while working full-time as an agronomist at the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, where he advises plant growers on ways to improve crop production. 

Dr. Helen Kraus, Undergraduate Programs Director

Apr 17, 2019

Kraus Coordinates Student Success (And Wins An Award)

In the language of her specialty, Helen Kraus ’89, ’92 M.S., ’95 Ph.D. might be regarded as something of a hybrid. She’s not only an associate professor of horticulture, but also the department’s undergraduate coordinator — a dual role she describes as “the perfect job.” 

Front gate of JC Raulston Arboretum

Apr 17, 2019

Arboretum’s Annual Garden Party, Rare Plant Auction Set for May 5​​​​​​

Make plans now to attend the JC Raulston Arboretum’s 25th annual spring garden party and plant auction on May 5. 

Students gain hands-on experience at the J.C. Raulston Arboretum.

Apr 16, 2019

Research in Bloom: The JC Raulston Arboretum

One of Raleigh’s most popular and beguiling outdoor spaces, the J.C. Raulston Arboretum is a remarkable horticultural research entity of international renown. 

Four men at a red table give the wolf sign.

Apr 10, 2019

Partner Profile: Novozymes Strengthens Research Partnership with NC State

“Great science and great relationships can create great things,” says Novozymes’ president for the Americas before signing a major research agreement with NC State. 

Three cows grazing, with mountains in the background

Apr 5, 2019

New Project to Strengthen Local Food Systems in Western NC

The Appalachian Regional Commission has awarded the Center for Environmental Farming Systems $1.1 million to work on sustainable food systems in seven mountain counties in North Carolina.