Research

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 31, 2016

Campus Monarchs

Professor Dennis Werner and graduate student Melissa Tinling are creating a network of campus pollinator gardens to support monarch butterfly migration.

May 18, 2016

Bugs Bunny’s Knowledge Confirmed

The carrot genome sequence reveals information about the vegetable’s evolution and how it accumulates health-beneficial carotenoids. Somewhere, Bugs Bunny is smiling.

Apr 28, 2016

Trademarking Trees with Dr. Werner

Each year has its new must-have plants. But those plants can take decades to go from idea to the perfect new plant for your garden. Prominent plant breeder, Dr. Denny Werner, explains how he created the popular ‘Ruby Falls’ redbud […]

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 […]

Feb 25, 2016

Mason Pharr Seminar: Why bees are disappearing by Dr. Spivak

This year the Mason Pharr Seminar committee is proud to announce that Dr. Marla Spivak from the University of Minnesota will be our speaker, Thursday, March 17, 2016. Dr. Spivak is a Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Apiculture and Social […]