Academics

Sep 26, 2018

Student Spotlight: International Award-Winner Paul Cockson

Paul Cockson, senior agroecology student in the 2018 Department of Crop and Soil Sciences and undergraduate researcher in Horticultural Science, received the International Society for Horticultural Science Young Minds Award.

Dec 15, 2017

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.

Sep 26, 2017

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.

Sep 26, 2017

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.

Feb 15, 2017

‘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.

Jun 29, 2016

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 […]

May 26, 2016

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 […]

May 26, 2016

Student Landscape Design with Community Engagement

Service Learning and Community Engagement with the North Carolina Association of Physician Assistants (NCAPA) Veteran’s Memorial Garden: Impacts of the HS 401 Landscape Design There are many ways design faculty implement community engagement. There is little evaluation about the different […]

Mar 31, 2016

2016 Horticulture Landscape Team

A dedicated and talented team of 22 students competed in the 40th Annual National Collegiate Landscape Competition at Mississippi State University. The team placed 7th overall of 62 colleges and universities.

Mar 31, 2016

Sizing Up Substrates

To be profitable, container production of horticultural crops requires precise control of water and fertilizers. Physical properties of horticultural substrates have been studied in order to help develop more effective irrigation and fertilization strategies. One of these physical properties–particle size–is […]