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Sidney Suits at Duke Gardens Wellness Day

Nov 14, 2022

A Wellness Day with Horticultural Science

For NC State Wellness Day, Horticultural Science created its own hub of mental health activities on campus and beyond. There are also several ways to continue to relax and rewind on an ongoing basis. 

Melinda Knuth

Oct 26, 2022

Knuth Named the American Floral Endowment’s First Young Professional Advisor

The American Floral Endowment names Melinda Knuth as the new Young Professionals Council (YPC) advisor to its board of directors 

Parker Dearing at a rocky creekside

Oct 14, 2022

Parker Dearing: Stepping Stones to a Nursery Business

Parker Dearing is using all of the right stepping stones to his dream of owning a nursery. His time at NC State has been well spent, recently finishing a summer internship and being awarded a scholarship for his extraordinary academic merit. 

Michelle Schroeder-Moreno at Cherry Hill research farm

Oct 11, 2022

CEFS Names Michelle Schroeder-Moreno as New Director

Michelle Schroeder-Moreno has been a faculty member in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences and part of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems since 2004. 

Modesta Abugu harvesting sweetpotatoes

Oct 7, 2022

Modesta Abugu: Improving Sweetpotato Flavor for Nutrition Security

Ph.D. student Modesta Abugu is researching flavor compounds in sweetpotatoes with a goal of increasing consumption and improving global nutrition security. 

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. 

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.