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Lettuce leaves growing in a container garden

Sep 14, 2022

Quick Planting Guide for a Successful Fall Harvest

Just because summer is ending doesn’t mean your garden has to! Here are a few ways to keep your green thumb active this fall. 

Kyle Freedman, Horticultural Science PhD viticulture candidate, amongst the grapevines.

Sep 14, 2022

Kyle Freedman: From Philosophy to Viticulture

North Carolina has over 250 vineyards and 150 wineries with an overall industry economic impact of over $2 billion per year. Kyle Freedman uses his passion for horticulture to bolster the industry through the study of grape production and winemaking. 

a group of alumni from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Sep 12, 2022

2022 CALS Distinguished and Outstanding Alumni Honored

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences celebrates its alumni award recipients for 2022. Learn about each winner and how they’re making an impact in their fields. 

Students on NC State campus.

Sep 8, 2022

A Little Help Goes a Long Way

The CALS Alumni and Friends Society Scholarship Endowment is awarded to CALS students who show financial need, as well as leadership potential. Meet this year’s recipients. 

industrial hemp grown with far-red light spectrum in greenhouse

Sep 2, 2022

American Society for Horticultural Science Interest Groups Award Department Research

The American Society for Horticultural Science annual conference was held July 30 through August 3 in Chicago, Illinois. The conference provides a platform to unify academia, extension, government, industry, researchers and students in a rich environment for new plant science concepts and techniques. 

hops cones

Aug 30, 2022

NC State Hops Breeding Research Receives NCDA&CS Backing

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is providing grant funding to the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center to develop new hops varieties for the state’s booming craft beer. 

Andrew Quate

Aug 30, 2022

Andrew Quate: Engaging Horticulture Experiences

Nested in the southern Piedmont is the town of Julian, North Carolina, home to Horticultural Science junior, Andrew Quate. He shares some of his formative connections and experiences in the College of Agriculture and Life Science. 

blooming hibiscus tree in front of Kilgore Hall

Aug 2, 2022

Cultivating Success: New Faculty Mirror Horticulture’s Evolving Trends

Cultivating horticulture’s success takes a pack! Horticultural Science has responded to the evolving needs and interests of its students and the green industry with three recent faculty hires within the department. 

Tomatoes on the vine

Aug 1, 2022

Impacting Global Food Security Through Improved Tomato Varieties

Tomatoes are the second most consumed vegetable in the United States and the top-produced vegetable in the world. Improving tomato production has increased relevance with population expansion while agricultural resources are exasperated due to climate change. 

pollinator on flower stamen

Jul 26, 2022

Three NC State Horticultural Science Students Awarded Scholarships from the American Floral Endowment

From 40 colleges and universities, the American Floral Endowment (AFE) has awarded three NC State horticultural science students with scholarships this year.