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An array of poinsettias

May 26, 2023

Celebrating the Next Generation of Floriculture Scholars

Department of Horticultural Science graduate students Jack Bobo and Patrick Veazie were recently been recognized by the American Floral Endowment for their accomplishments and contributions to the industry. Jack Bobo,… 


May 16, 2023

Pursuing Sustainability in Floriculture

Sustainability addresses the demands of people, the planet and prosperity, but how that plays out for floriculture and annual bedding plants supply chain may be tricky to define. 

steam soil field study

May 5, 2023

Steam Can Help Control Weeds, Soil Pathogens in Strawberries

Researchers are examining how growers can control weeds and soilborne pathogens through steam and alternative chemicals. 

Strawberries in cartons

May 5, 2023

Strawberry Greenhouse Production in the Southeast

Austin Wrenn is growing his family farm in Zebulon, North Carolina, through innovative solutions and active strawberry production research. 

Charlotte Yancey smiles with her new class ring.

May 2, 2023

Agroecology Graduate Looks Forward to Applying Her Degree

A specialized degree in agroecology brought Charlotte Yancey to NC State. Small classes, helpful professors and leadership opportunities prepared her for the professional opportunities ahead. 

Andrew Pfeifer

Apr 28, 2023

Andrew Pfeifer: Student Spotlight

Andrew Pfeifer will be graduating this semester with a bachelor’s degree in horticultural science and minors in entomology and biological science. 

Apr 25, 2023

Interdisciplinary Garden Bridges Engineering, Food Security

Graduate student Jasmine Gibson is leading the transformation of a grassy patch next to the D.S. Weaver Laboratories into an active, educational space that promotes urban horticulture and farming practices. 

2023 NC State HortPack team

Apr 24, 2023

HortPack Competes at the 2023 National Landscape Competition

For the first time in four years, the HortPack student competition team traveled to participate in the 2023 National Collegiate Landscape 

NC State Patterson Hall

Apr 18, 2023

NC State Names New Dean of College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Garey Fox has been named dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University following a nationwide search. His appointment becomes effective August 1, pending Board of Trustees approval. Fox replaces interim dean John Dole, who has held his position since February 2022. 

Venn diagram of people, plants and profit

Apr 10, 2023

People, Plants and Profit

Where do people, plants and profit converge? Assistant Professor Melinda Knuth and her lab study the intersections between horticulture, personal well-being and consumer interest.