Faculty and Staff

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 6, 2019

Wehners Establish Fellowship Endowment

Todd and DelMarie Wehner recently created the Wehner Horticulture Fellowship Endowment to assist NC State University graduate students interested in horticulture studies. The Wehners said they benefited from university training and careers, and they want to pay those benefits forward to future horticulturists.

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.

Sep 26, 2019

Homegrown: Vermicompost Makes Your Garden Grow

Dig in with Rhonda Sherman, solid waste specialist with NC State Extension, as she sheds light on the subterranean spoils that await in this In the Garden segment.

Aug 21, 2019

Passionate Professionals, Innovative Researchers, and Knowledgeable Specialists

It is a great time to be a horticulturist and an especially great time to be a graduate student in the Department of Horticultural Science. As many of you know, there are numerous grand challenges at the global scale and local scale with regard to food security, environmental stewardship, landscape design, recreation and, of course, human health and welfare.

Jun 21, 2019  |  Extension

CEFS Celebrates 25 Years of Sustainable Ag and Food Systems Work in NC

Twenty-five years ago in North Carolina, amid rising concern about the impact of agriculture on the environment, a groundbreaking partnership was established and the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) at Cherry Research Farm in Goldsboro was founded on Feb. 1, 1994.

May 17, 2019

Wehner Appointed Williams Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor

Dr. Todd C. Wehner is William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor and leader of the cucumber and watermelon breeding project at North Carolina State University. He also does research on stevia, melon and Asian gourds.

Apr 17, 2019

Kraus Coordinates Student Success (And Wins An Award)

In the language of her specialty, Helen Kraus ’89, ’92 M.S., ’95 Ph.D. might be regarded as something of a hybrid. She’s not only an associate professor of horticulture, but also the department’s undergraduate coordinator — a dual role she describes as “the perfect job.”