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.
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.
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.
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.”
Writing the Book on Vermicomposting
NC State’s Rhonda Sherman has authored the first how-to guide for mid- to large-scale vermicompost producers.
Measuring and Translating Success
Dr. Wusheng Liu joined the Department of Horticultural Science as an assistant professor in January 2018, just one year ago. Before Wusheng arrived you could hear conversations in Kilgore Hall of the new Translational Genomics and Plant Bioengineering professor and […]
Fair and Exceptional Leadership
The NC Urban Forest Council has award Dr. Barbara Fair the 2018 Outstanding Leadership in Urban Forestry Award. The award is part of the NC Urban Forestry Awards program and recognizes communities, organizations and individuals for outstanding work in protecting […]
Faculty Spotlight: Ashrafi’s Fruitful Career
In his three years with NC State, Dr. Hamid Ashrafi has made significant progress in advancing the Department of Horticultural Science’s research, education and extension programs for blueberry and other small fruits.
Saving Lives Through Horticulture
Julia Kornegay’s resume includes an unusual line: Her quick action during the Rwandan genocide in 1994 catalyzed a collaboration that helped prevent famine and save lives.
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 […]