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Month: October 2020

Hand with knife slicing a sweetpotato

Oct 27, 2020

Sweet Success With Sweetpotatoes

Sweetpotatoes are North Carolina's state vegetable, and they're not just for Thanksgiving anymore. Find out how North Carolina growers have positioned our state as the leader when it comes to production of this increasingly in-demand crop. 

Two men looking at plants inside a large container garden with purple lights.

Oct 26, 2020

Growing Up: Vertical Farming Makes the Most of Limited Space

Vertical farming, a space-saving approach to growing crops, is taking shape in a shipping container near campus under the watchful eye of horticultural scientist Ricardo Hernandez and his students. 

Todd Wehner

Oct 21, 2020

A Special Specialty Crops Breeder

Todd Wehner’s decades-long work as a plant breeder have earned him recognition as a valued teacher and mentor, researcher and contributor to agriculture and agribusiness. 

A blonde woman kneeling down next to large pots of bedding flowers.

Oct 15, 2020

Alumna Alicain Carlson Finds Purpose, Joy in Improving Floriculture

NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumna Alicain Carlson is exactly where she’s meant to be — working at Syngenta Flower, improving the vibrancy of bedding plants. 

warty pumpkins

Oct 9, 2020

Raising Pumpkins in Hues from Orange to Blue

Whether you’re a traditionalist when it comes to pumpkins or looking for something offbeat, you can find a range of colors, thanks to NC State research. 

Man and woman talking in a corn field

Oct 6, 2020

Measuring Greenhouse Gases Starts in Soil

Researchers from NC State’s Crop and Soil Sciences and the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) are pioneering research methodology to understand and harness the power of our soil to affect climate change. 

Man with boy posing beside of giant jack-o'-lantern

Oct 5, 2020

Growing Giants

With the North Carolina State Fair cancelled this year, the public won’t get to witness the Great Pumpkin and Watermelon Weigh-Off, but you can listen in as three North Carolinians with a passion for horticulture talk about the art, the science and the fun of growing giants.