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.
Mummy Blueberries Deceive Pollinators
Blueberries face a scourge. Like many crops, they are under constant attack by fungal infections, which jeopardize harvests, increase costs and labor, and threaten food security. For blueberries, one deceitful foe is the aptly-named mummy berry disease.
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.
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.
Waste Solutions: Vermicomposting
When it comes to waste management, NC State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences delivers solutions. Learn how Rhonda Sherman helps others use worms to create valuable soil amendments from agricultural wastes.
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.
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.
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.
The Grow Box
The Grow Box is a gives youth and their families the opportunity to explore their backyard or the natural spaces near them with guided activities designed to develop their science skills. You’ll grow plants together, search for seeds, raise microgreens, and get creative with the hands-on activities in each box.
Essentially CALS: Diane Mays
Conservatory Curator Diane Mays is extremely talented and knowledgeable about plant care and plant propagation. We caught up with her to learn a little bit about maintaining the conservatory during this unusual time.