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Author: Brandon Hopper

Peyton Gardner, Horticultural Science undergraduate student.

May 17, 2022

Peyton Gardner: Gardens for Everyone

From a high school class hiccup to a horticulture businesswoman, Peyton Gardner’s path at NC State held more than plant production lessons. 

strawberry trial baskets from Castle Hayne, NC

May 13, 2022

Growing a Better Strawberry

Chances are, that deep red, plump, ripe strawberry bursting with flavor that you picked fresh off the plant at your local farm was a Chandler. Or possibly a Camarosa. In a couple of years, it might be a Rocco, or a Liz. 

The Technology Tower is reflected in the side windows of the Talley Student Center.

May 11, 2022

National Inventors Hall of Fame Honors Horticulturalist Sylvia Blankenship

Of the 27 innovators being inducted into the prestigious organization, three have ties to NC State, including horticulturalist Sylvia Blankenship. 

Flowering Palmer Amaranth, also known as Palmer pigweed, is an extremely aggressive, fast-growing species that has become a serious weed problem. (Photo by Patrick Alexander)

Apr 25, 2022

Accolades from the 40th Weed Science Society of North Carolina Meeting

For the past 40 years, the Weed Science Society of North Carolina (WSSNC) has met annually to address weed science and management challenges. Through strategic partnerships with the WSSNC, NC State weed scientists and researchers have attended these meetings to disseminate the latest field and lab research. 

Sydney Suits, landscape design undergraduate student

Mar 29, 2022

Sydney Suits: Designing a Career in Horticulture

Sydney Suits is scaling trees and designing a career spent outdoors. After an introductory course and a conversation with her then instructor, Lee Ivy, Suits discovered the world of horticulture. 

2022 HortPack team photo at National Collegiate Landscape Competition hosted at NC State.

Mar 28, 2022

HortPack Wins Third in National Landscape Competition

NC State’s HortPack won third place at the 2022 National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC) held on campus last week. 

ripe tomatoes on the vine

Mar 28, 2022

North Carolina Tomato Growers Association offering scholarship

The North Carolina Tomato Growers Association is offering a $1,000 merit/need-based scholarship for the 2022-2023 academic year. 

Antonio Tranquilino

Mar 14, 2022

Student Spotlight: Antonio Tranquilino

Antonio Tranquilino is a two-year NC State student majoring in Turfgrass Management and Horticultural Science Management to multiply his landscape career prospects. 

Strawberries in cartons

Mar 14, 2022

PhD Position: Strawberry Transplant Optimization and Flower Physiology

A 3-year PhD position is open in the small fruits research and extension group at NC State University. We are seeking an exceptional candidate who will be integral to investigating optimized strawberry propagation practices, using field and controlled environment technology. 

college student climbing a tree toward flag

Mar 9, 2022

Who is the HortPack?

The HortPack is a top ten national collegiate horticulture and landscaping team in NC State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Over spring break, NC State and the HortPack will host the 2022 National Collegiate Landscaping Competition.