Brandon Hopper

May 18, 2021

Goodnight Early Career Innovators Named

Dr. Ricardo Hernandez and four other CALS faculty members are among the inaugural winners of NC State's Goodnight Early Career Innovators Award.

May 12, 2021

Zohara Scott: Landscape Designing the Future

Zohara Scott is no stranger to adventures; The Aussie undergraduate will soon be graduating from the Department of Horticultural Science. While online classes seemed familiar to Zohara, it was connecting with people that is missed.

Apr 28, 2021

Amanda DeLucia: Aspiring Agriculture Educator

Have you stood in the middle of the NC State brickyard all night with a bunch of animals? This was a pinnacle moment for graduating senior Amanda DeLucia in her NC State experiences and supporting Ag Awareness Week (AAW). As she nears graduation, DeLucia reflects upon many bittersweet in-person moments.

Apr 23, 2021

Dr. Williams Wins Iman Teaching Award

NC State adjunct professor, alumni, and Kansas State University distinguished teaching scholar of horticulture and natural resources, found a life inspired by her family’s large gardens and love of teaching. Recently, that work earned Wiliams the Iman Outstanding Faculty Award for Teaching from Kansas State.

Apr 22, 2021

Elevating Weed Science Society Through Research

Through all of the pandemic challenges, a few challenges have directly impacted university research and its progress. In the Department of Horticultural Science, the Vegetable and Small Fruit Weed Science program has shown continued resolve to excel while facing new normals.

Apr 14, 2021

Ashley Yow and Perfecting the Pineapple

Ashley Yow, a Horticultural Science fruit plant breeding student, is known affectionately by her lab cohorts as “Ms. Pineapple.” She is respected for her eagerness to learn, organizational skills, and passion for her work.

Feb 26, 2021

International Plant Breeding Virtual Seminar Series

NC State University’s Plant Breeding Consortium is pleased to announce a new seminar series in International Plant Breeding. Our goal is to build a platform that would bring together a global community of persons directly or indirectly working in plant breeding, or with just the interest to learn about what is fueling plant breeding in different parts of the world.

Jan 20, 2021

Borlaug Scholarship for Plant Breeders

Apply for the Borlaug Scholarship, founded by National Association of Plant Breeders (NAPB). The program is seeking upper-level undergraduate and advanced graduate students attending school in the United States.

Dec 4, 2020

Shelby Ferrell: From Oaks Leadership to Plant Progeny

While Shelby Ferrell graduates with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural science during a pandemic, she reflects on many favorite experiences of in-person classes and adapting to an “unreal” year online.

Sep 2, 2020

Far-red Light Enhances Density of Tomato Seedlings

Brandon Huber, a Ph.D. candidate of Horticultural Science, shared some of his tomato research so that we may better understand indoor controlled environmental horticulture and its impact on young plant production. While studying indoor controlled environmental horticulture under the direction of Ricardo Hernandez, Huber was awarded second place at the national level from the American Horticultural Science Society (ASHS) for his oral presentation Dynamic Far-red light treatments to maintain plant uniformity in high-density tomato seedlings for grafting.