Brandon Hopper

Jun 3, 2019

Cockson Wins Industry Award for Floriculture Research

Paul Cockson, a master’s student in Horticultural Science, was recently awarded the 2019 Altman Family Scholarship from the American Floral Endowment (AFE). This year’s scholarship efforts focused on three graduate students at leading institutions who are actively engaged in meaningful research, are excellent with communication, and possess qualities of leadership and commitment to the industry.

May 21, 2019

Top Ten Finish for Horticulture Hardscapers

Like pioneers in the earliest days of our nation, 36 students and three faculty members ventured west to Fort Collins, Colorado, and scaled the Great Rocky Mountains. Except this snowshoe trek was an early team building exercise to inspire and refocus before participating in the 44th National Collegiate Landscape Competition hosted by Colorado State University.

May 17, 2019

Wehner Appointed Williams Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor

Dr. Todd C. Wehner is William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor and leader of the cucumber and watermelon breeding project at North Carolina State University. He also does research on stevia, melon and Asian gourds.

Apr 17, 2019

Kraus Coordinates Student Success (And Wins An Award)

In the language of her specialty, Helen Kraus ’89, ’92 M.S., ’95 Ph.D. might be regarded as something of a hybrid. She’s not only an associate professor of horticulture, but also the department’s undergraduate coordinator — a dual role she describes as “the perfect job.”

Mar 26, 2019

Hassan’s Hopeful Horticulture

Feeling disconnected from becoming a medical major, Sarah Hassan, took a tour of Kilgore Hall that changed her career trajectory. While touring the Department of Horticultural Science, Sarah found the healing power of plants with a supportive community.

Mar 4, 2019

Writing the Book on Vermicomposting

NC State’s Rhonda Sherman has authored the first how-to guide for mid- to large-scale vermicompost producers.

Dec 19, 2018

Measuring and Translating Success

Dr. Wusheng Liu joined the Department of Horticultural Science as an assistant professor in January 2018, just one year ago. Before Wusheng arrived you could hear conversations in Kilgore Hall of the new Translational Genomics and Plant Bioengineering professor and […]

Dec 18, 2018

Fair and Exceptional Leadership

The NC Urban Forest Council has award Dr. Barbara Fair the 2018 Outstanding Leadership in Urban Forestry Award. The award is part of the NC Urban Forestry Awards program and recognizes communities, organizations and individuals for outstanding work in protecting […]

Oct 8, 2018

Faculty Spotlight: Ashrafi’s Fruitful Career

In his three years with NC State, Dr. Hamid Ashrafi has made significant progress in advancing the Department of Horticultural Science’s research, education and extension programs for blueberry and other small fruits.

Sep 26, 2018

Student Spotlight: International Award-Winner Paul Cockson

Paul Cockson, senior agroecology student in the 2018 Department of Crop and Soil Sciences and undergraduate researcher in Horticultural Science, received the International Society for Horticultural Science Young Minds Award.