Brandon Hopper

Feb 21, 2020

Sweeter than Sweetpotato Research

NC State reaped sweeping honors at the National Sweetpotato Collaborators Annual Meeting. With North Carolina being the nation’s top sweetpotato producer, the Nashville, Tennessee meeting was well represented by the College of Agriculture and Life Science.

Feb 14, 2020

Agroecology Students Build Sustainable Food Forest

The Agroecology Education Farm at NC State has an exciting new project taking root, which will offer long-term opportunities for students and the NC State community to learn about the sustainable cultivation of fruit.

Feb 12, 2020

Gardens Teach Life Skills to Youth

Extension Master Gardener volunteers share research-based information and promote sustainable gardening practices through community projects across North Carolina. Their work in Cabarrus County is making an impact on students at the Stonewall Jackson Youth Development Center in Concord, NC, a residential juvenile correction facility for young men 12-21 years of age.

Feb 9, 2020

A Sweet (Potato) Success Story for North Carolina

If you’ve enjoyed a silky, savory sweet potato during the last 40 years or so, chances are good that it was grown in North Carolina, where roughly 70% of all sweet potatoes in the U.S. are produced.

Feb 9, 2020

Keep Your Cut Flowers Fresh for Longer

There’s something about fresh flowers that makes any occasion or setting more special. Sure, they brighten up the space and provide a pleasing aroma, but that’s just the tip of the tulip. The beauty and healing energy of live flowers cross cultural boundaries and speak to all of us.

Jan 16, 2020

EMGV Making a Difference: Community Gardens Connect, Teach and Feed Us

Each year, NC State Extension Master Gardener℠ (EMG) volunteers share research-based information and promote sustainable gardening practices through community projects across North Carolina. Their work in Caldwell County is making an impact: helping us all eat (and enjoy!) more homegrown vegetables.

Dec 6, 2019

Better Berries? Coming Up!

Three CALS scientists have won a four-year U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to improve blueberries and cranberries based on producer and consumer interests. The VacciniumCAP project leverages genetic & genomic resources to enable the development of blueberry and cranberry cultivars with improved fruit quality attributes.

Dec 4, 2019

John Dole Recognized with Distinguished Alumni Award

John Dole, CALS Academic Programs associate dean, is recognized with the 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Minnesota. His work garners an international reputation in floricultural crop production and handling and use of cut flowers.

Oct 17, 2019

Addressing Mental Health

The Counseling Center and the Department of Horticultural Science co-host Flourish, a program that allows students to decompress through gardening and time in nature.

Sep 26, 2019

Werner Honored for Teaching and Ornamental Plant Breeding Excellence

Dennis (Denny) Werner is the recipient of the Rutgers Gardens 2019 Hamilton Award, in honor of his numerous contributions to the horticulture industry, plant breeding and excellence in teaching.