News and Events

Jun 21, 2019  |  Extension

CEFS Celebrates 25 Years of Sustainable Ag and Food Systems Work in NC

Twenty-five years ago in North Carolina, amid rising concern about the impact of agriculture on the environment, a groundbreaking partnership was established and the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) at Cherry Research Farm in Goldsboro was founded on Feb. 1, 1994.

Apr 17, 2019

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.”

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 and Renaissance man Nicholas Tuschak 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 on NC State and horticulture.

Mar 1, 2017

Mason Pharr Seminar: Reviving the American Chestnut

On March 30, 2017, the Horticultural Science Graduate Student Association’s (HSGSA) Mason Pharr Seminar is featuring Dr. Paul Sisco, of The American Chestnut Foundation and its Carolinas Chapter. Dr. Sisco will present the research and progress of reviving the American […]

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 […]

May 12, 2016

Edible Plants Coming to Greenway

Edible plantings are in planning stages for campus trails, thanks to an innovative collaboration involving the Department of Horticultural Sciences. The project will be both a healthy eating resource and an educational tool.

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.