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NC State Memorial Belltower in the fall

Feb 23, 2024

Louws Announced as a William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor

Twelve professors in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences were recently named William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professors. 

Garey Fox in BAE lab

Aug 30, 2023

A New Leader for CALS

On this episode of Farms, Food and You, preview what’s coming up for CALS this fall and in years to come as new Dean Garey Fox lays out his vision. 

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. 

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. 

trees line Nash Square in downtown Raleigh

Mar 15, 2023

The Gift of Green Space

The legacy of Henry Steinmetz, an immigrant who helped design Nash Square in downtown Raleigh, lives on through an endowment to support the next generation of horticulturists. 

pink poinsettias in a greenhouse

Dec 14, 2022

‘Tis the Season for Poinsettias

This time of year, tabletops, lobbies and front doors are adorned with the rich red velvety leaves of the unofficial Christmas flower: the poinsettia. This episode of Farms, Food and You discusses the poinsettia’s surprising history and its colorful future. 

Jul 20, 2022

Muscadine So Fine

Muscadine grapes are one of the new “it” superfoods. The Farms, Food and You podcast talks with Mark Hoffmann about the muscadine industry in North Carolina. 

Carol McNeel portrait in garden

Jun 13, 2022

When Nature Calls, A Necessary Gift Comes Through

The Necessary, a quaint blue cottage containing the restroom facilities at the JC Raulston Arboretum, will receive a much-needed update thanks to the generosity of Carol McNeel. 

Close up image of hops flowers

Dec 15, 2021

North Carolina ‘Hops’ to it

North Carolinians know that craft beer is booming in the state. More than 350 brewers and brewpubs across North Carolina are all trying their hand at making new, interesting flavors from a base recipe of grain, yeast, water and hops. 

crate of sweetpotatoes

Nov 30, 2020

Partner Profile: North Carolina SweetPotato Commission

The commission is specifically interested in identifying new varieties of sweetpotatoes that are resistant to pests and disease, easier to harvest and require less infrastructure for curing, all while protecting taste and quality standards.