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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.