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Author: Brandon Hopper

Mar 31, 2016

Ms. Michelle Healey Honored with 2016 Award for Excellence

Please join me in congratulating Michelle Healey, recipient of a 2016 Award for Excellence from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Michelle received a letter of congratulations for this recognition from the Dean yesterday. She will be honored with 4 other College awardees at an Awards for Excellence Luncheon in April at the University… 

Horticultural Science, 39th National Collegiate Landscape Competition Annual

Mar 31, 2016

2016 Horticulture Landscape Team

A dedicated and talented team of 22 students competed in the 40th Annual National Collegiate Landscape Competition at Mississippi State University. The team placed 7th overall of 62 colleges and universities. 

Lettuce substrates

Mar 31, 2016

Sizing Up Substrates

To be profitable, container production of horticultural crops requires precise control of water and fertilizers. Physical properties of horticultural substrates have been studied in order to help develop more effective irrigation and fertilization strategies. One of these physical properties–particle size–is incredibly important in substrates. The particle size distribution of a substrate influences its water holding… 

Dr. Spivak

Feb 25, 2016

Mason Pharr Seminar: Why bees are disappearing by Dr. Spivak

This year the Mason Pharr Seminar committee is proud to announce that Dr. Marla Spivak from the University of Minnesota will be our speaker, Thursday, March 17, 2016. Dr. Spivak is a Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Apiculture and Social Insects. She received her B.A from Hombolt State University in Biology and her PhD from… 

Feb 25, 2016

2016 National Collegiate Landscape Competition

Spring is just around the corner, and so is the National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC)!  This year will mark the 26th year that NC State Horticulture students will participate in this event. Alumni may remember the event as ALCA or the PLANET Student Career Days—the name has changed a few times in the past few years.… 

2016 Weed Science Society of America

Feb 24, 2016

Success at the 2016 Weed Science Society of America Meeting

Last week, Sam McGowen, Nick Basinger, Dr. Katie Jennings, and Shawn Beam (left to right) traveled to Puerto Rico to attend the Southern Weed Science Society and the Weed Science Society of America joint meeting. While attending the annual meeting they won a series of awards: Dr. Jennings won “Outstanding Educator Award” Sam McGowen won 3rd… 

Dr. John Dole

Jan 28, 2016

Dole Named as Interim Associate Dean and Director for Academic Programs

On Monday, January 25, 2016, Dean Richard Linton named Dr. John Dole, Interim Associate Dean and Director of Academic Programs, starting March 1.  Dole replaces Sam Pardue who will become the Dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of Georgia. Filling Dr. Dole’s role in Horticultural Science on an interim… 

Dr. Wayne Buhler

Jan 28, 2016

Buhler Named as Interim Department Head

Wayne Buhler received his Ph.D. from Purdue University in 1991 and has been with the Department of Horticultural Science for 18 years. He is the statewide coordinator of the Pesticide Safety Education Program and was the Director of the Southern Region Pesticide Safety Education Center from 2000 to 2006. One of his main responsibilities has…