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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.

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

2016 National Collegiate Landscape Competition

Spring is just around the corner, and so is the National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC)!  This year will mark the 26th year that NC State Horticulture students will participate in this event. Alumni may remember the event as ALCA or […]

Feb 24, 2016

Success at the 2016 Weed Science Society of America Meeting

Last week, Sam McGowen, Nick Basinger, Dr. Katie Jennings, and Shawn Beam (left to right) traveled to Puerto Rico to attend the Southern Weed Science Society and the Weed Science Society of America joint meeting. While attending the annual meeting they […]

Jan 28, 2016

Dole Named as Interim Associate Dean and Director for Academic Programs

On Monday, January 25, 2016, Dean Richard Linton named Dr. John Dole, Interim Associate Dean and Director of Academic Programs, starting March 1.  Dole replaces Sam Pardue who will become the Dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences […]

Jan 28, 2016

Buhler Named as Interim Department Head

Wayne Buhler received his Ph.D. from Purdue University in 1991 and has been with the Department of Horticultural Science for 18 years. He is the statewide coordinator of the Pesticide Safety Education Program and was the Director of the Southern […]