Academics

May 12, 2021

Zohara Scott: Landscape Designing the Future

Zohara Scott is no stranger to adventures; The Aussie undergraduate will soon be graduating from the Department of Horticultural Science. While online classes seemed familiar to Zohara, it was connecting with people that is missed.  Now that she has mastered […]

Apr 28, 2021

Amanda DeLucia: Aspiring Agriculture Educator

Have you stood in the middle of the NC State brickyard all night with a bunch of animals? This was a pinnacle moment for graduating senior Amanda DeLucia in her NC State experiences and supporting Ag Awareness Week (AAW). As she nears graduation, DeLucia reflects upon many bittersweet in-person moments.

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.

Feb 26, 2021

International Plant Breeding Virtual Seminar Series

NC State University’s Plant Breeding Consortium is pleased to announce a new seminar series in International Plant Breeding. Our goal is to build a platform that would bring together a global community of persons directly or indirectly working in plant breeding, or with just the interest to learn about what is fueling plant breeding in different parts of the world.

Jan 20, 2021

Borlaug Scholarship for Plant Breeders

Apply for the Borlaug Scholarship, founded by National Association of Plant Breeders (NAPB). The program is seeking upper-level undergraduate and advanced graduate students attending school in the United States.

Dec 3, 2020

Students Think and Dig Around New Kilgore Hall Arbor

Thanks to the creativity and perseverance of Julieta Sherk, Dallas Bretzman, their Design/Build students and Facilities staff members, a new arbor now graces a pathway leading to NC State’s Kilgore Hall.

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

Shur is a Goodnight Scholar

To save his family farm when his father was struck by a severe heart attack, Brandan Shur, then 12 years old, turned to NC State University for information. The mentoring relationship that ensued with a member of the Department of Horticultural Science helped pave his academic path.