Long-Awaited Extension Gardener Handbook Now Available
A new award-winning gardening handbook published by NC State Extension has arrived on the market. The North Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook offers practical guidelines for bringing the best in research-driven, environmentally responsible gardening practices right to your own garden, lawn or landscape.
Student Spotlight: Nicholas Tuschak Basinger
Ph.D. student Nicholas Tuschak Basinger has been called a Renaissance man, and in NC State’s Department of Horticultural Science, he is making his mark. Basinger earned a bachelor’s degree in health and exercise science from Furman University and had plans to study physical therapy in graduate school. Instead, after a couple of on-farm internships -- plus some soul searching and school searching -- he decided to come to NC State for graduate school.
NC State Has Strong Presence at International Symposium
Scenic Portland, Oregon, was the setting for the 2017 International Symposium on Growing Media, Soilless Cultivation, and Compost Utilization in Horticulture, where four NC State horticultural science students were honored.
Breathtaking Scenery; Awesome Results
CALS’ Department of Horticultural Science was well-represented among winners at the recent 44th Annual Meeting of the Plant Growth Regulation Society of America, held amid the breathtaking scenery and summer sunshine of Anchorage, Alaska.
‘Visionary Gift’ to Bolster Plant Breeding Program
A new endowment – and allied challenge initiative – from Drs. Charlie and Marilyn Stuber will fuel the future of plant breeding at NC State.
Recovering from Hurricane Matthew
It is now the beginning of November and North Carolinians are still reeling from the effects of Hurricane Matthew. More than a foot of rain was dumped across central and eastern N.C., breaking levees and several flood records from past […]
Extension Agent Cultivates a Sweet Spot for Pumpkins
Extension Agent Travis Birdsell is helping Christmas tree growers and others explore a new industry for North Carolina’s high country: pumpkin production.
Barking Up The Right Tree
Aged pine bark is the one of the most common organic substrate components in the US, with bark from loblolly and longleaf pines being the most prominent in the southern U.S. Aging is a modified composting process (no nitrogen source […]
Professor Dennis Werner and graduate student Melissa Tinling are creating a network of campus pollinator gardens to support monarch butterfly migration.
Online Plant Identification Courses
Do you want to learn how to identify and appreciate commonly used landscape plants on your own schedule? The NC State University Department of Horticultural Science has partnered with Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA to provide a unique fully […]