Awards and Honors

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.

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.

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.

Sep 2, 2020

Mason Davis Interns and Finds a New Pack

From a young age, Mason Davis knew that he wanted to be involved in the green industry. Davis attended North Carolina State University to study Horticulture Science and Ag Business Management. His summer internship with Yellowstone Landscape in Charleston, South Carolina eliminated doubts about choosing the green industry.

Sep 1, 2020

Interdisciplinary Inspiration from 2020 Horticultural Science Conference

The American Society of Horticulture Science (ASHS) held their 2020 annual conference online from Orlando, Florida, this year. Members selected several feature topics and keynote speakers, including acclaimed NC State plant pathologist and Horticultural Science Department Head Frank Louws, Ph.D.

Jun 29, 2020  |  Students

Pasour Pursues Passion for Plants at NC State

Graduating from Alamance High School, where he competed as a lacrosse player, Rhett Pasour is eager to begin studies in horticultural science with aspirations in ornamental plant breeding. As a recent inductee into the Goodnight Scholar program, Pasour shows an intrinsic interest to make the most this opportunity through studies, people, and experiences to become an agricultural leader and benefit others.

May 9, 2020

Horticulture Cheers for Spring 2020 Graduates

The department created the Horticultural Science Graduates website to honor and celebrate the success of our graduating students. This will be a “yearbook” for graduates so that you can remember the great times that you have had.

Feb 25, 2020

Ivy – Strengthening the HortPack through Competition

Lee Ivy is connecting North Carolina landscape professionals with students through high school and collegiate competitions. On Friday through Saturday, Feb. 27-28, NC State will host the inaugural North Carolina High School Landscape Competition (NCHSLC). In March, the HortPack team will compete again in the National Collegiate Landscape Competition.

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.