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Man with blueberries

Aug 2, 2023

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Berry Breeding

A Ph.D. from North Carolina State University prepared Ray Jacobs for a fruitful career as a subtropical plant breeder with Driscoll’s. 

Red flowers

Jul 26, 2023

3 Reasons To Add Native Plants to Your Landscape

If you’re interested in creating a pollinator garden, songbird spot or peaceful place in your home landscape, native plants have some built-in benefits. An NC State expert has tips on getting started. 


Jul 18, 2023

Remi Ham Receives Yellowdig Award

We love to celebrate with our faculty who receive kudos for their use of instructional technologies. This summer we were excited to learn that Remi Ham, assistant teaching professor in horticultural science, was recognized by Yellowdig for “Excellent STEM use.” 

Mark Weathington with tea olive

Jul 7, 2023

Temple of Blooms

The director of JC Raulston Arboretum is North Carolina’s Indiana Jones of plants. He travels to some of the world’s most remote locations, braving treacherous landscapes and dangerous beasts in search of rare species to bring back to his shrine of flora. 

Locke Rosser holding crops

Jul 5, 2023

A World Full of Plant Opportunities

Horticultural Science alumnus Locke Rosser spent a year learning about plants internationally thanks to friendships he made at NC State. 

Melinda Knuth

Jun 30, 2023

Plant Benefits That Motivate Consumers to Purchase

Greenhouse Management Magazine takes a "peak behind the curtain" into the Cognitive Behavioral Lab's research into what plant benefits influence consumer purchases. 

two monarch butterflies on a white flower

Jun 28, 2023

Pollinator Gardens And You

In honor of National Pollinator Month, we’re chatting with Danesha Seth Carley, co-author and research associate professor in NC State’s Department of Horticultural Science, about how to build pollinator gardens. 

Brianna Haynes in PHHI lab

Jun 28, 2023

Brianna Haynes: Comparing North Carolina Strawberries

Brianna Haynes is a Horticultural Science graduate student at PHHI. Haynes works cooperatively with research advisors Penelope Perkins-Veazie and Gina Fernandez. Her research involves a large-scale comparative study of North Carolina strawberry genotypes. 

Amanda Kaufman in greenhouse

Jun 20, 2023

Studying Plants From Home

The online Undergraduate Certificate in Horticultural Science gives students the flexibility to study from home while improving home gardening, landscaping skills and well-being. 

Jun 20, 2023

A Big Stinking Premiere

A distinctive rotten smell will soon be in the air at JC Raulston Arboretum when a new corpse flower named Wolfgang blooms.