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Kathie Kalmowitz

Mar 18, 2024

Kalmowitz’s Trailblazing Support of Horticulture

Join Kathie Kalmowitz, Ph.D. on March 20 by #GivingPack to support the Department of Horticultural Science graduate student trajectories and innovative plant research. 

Scott Zona with palms

Mar 14, 2024

Scott Zona: Botanist Behind the Plant Toolbox

NC State Extension Gardner Plant Toolbox is an exceptional resource with the latest advancements being coordinated by Scott Zona, the celebrated author and botanist. 

flower market

Feb 16, 2024

NC Green Industry Economic Impact Survey

Help North Carolina's green industry by completing the Economic Impact Survey. This will help policymakers allocate resources more effectively across local and state economies. 

Lisa Rayburn at Raspberry Field Day

Feb 9, 2024

Lisa Rayburn: Long-Cane Raspberry Production with Pine Bark Alternative

Lisa Rayburn advises commercial fruit and vegetable growers as an NC State Extension Agent and is mastering long-cane raspberry production with alternative growing media in her graduate research. 

Wrenn Family Farm & Nursery

Feb 8, 2024

A ‘Berry’ Sweet Love Story

From meeting at NC State to traveling the world to rebuilding a family farm, CALS alumni Austin and Christina Wrenn do almost everything together, and they wouldn’t have it any other way. 


Feb 5, 2024

Mason Pharr Symposium: Growing for the Future

The Horticultural Sciences Graduate Student Association hosts the Mason Pharr Symposium on Friday, February 23 in Kilgore Hall. 

sweetpotatoes in the field

Jan 16, 2024

7th Biennial Plant Breeding Symposium

Join the Plant Breeding Symposium on Thursday, February 1, 2024, in Talley Student Union. Five diverse speakers address "Breeding for Balance: Plant and Human Wellbeing”. 

a close photo of a red poinsettia

Dec 8, 2023

How to Care for Your Poinsettia

As you set out to pick the perfect poinsettias for your home, let our experts share a few tips to help you choose and keep a healthy plant. 

muscadine grapes

Dec 8, 2023

Venture Capitalist Bets the Farm on Muscadine Grapes, Katahdin Sheep, and 100,000 Red Wiggler Worms

Extension Agent Mart Bumgarner, Horticultural Science’s Mark Hoffmann, and Food, Bioprocessing, and Nutrition Science’s Mary Ann Lila weigh in on the potential of a new grape growing in Orange County. The seedless muscadine variety is the brainchild of venture capitalist Greg Bohlen of Beyond Meat fame. 

Annie McElvenny in a vineyard

Oct 16, 2023

Exploring Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurship in Spain

North Carolina State University students spent two weeks in Valencia, Spain, immersing themselves in the local culture and customs while studying sustainable agriculture entrepreneurship.