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.
Ivy – Strengthening the HortPack through Competition
Lee Ivy is connecting North Carolina landscape professionals with students through high school and collegiate competitions. On Friday through Saturday, Feb. 27-28, NC State will host the inaugural North Carolina High School Landscape Competition (NCHSLC). In March, the HortPack team will compete again in the National Collegiate Landscape Competition.
Agroecology Students Build Sustainable Food Forest
The Agroecology Education Farm at NC State has an exciting new project taking root, which will offer long-term opportunities for students and the NC State community to learn about the sustainable cultivation of fruit.
Gardens Teach Life Skills to Youth
Extension Master Gardener volunteers share research-based information and promote sustainable gardening practices through community projects across North Carolina. Their work in Cabarrus County is making an impact on students at the Stonewall Jackson Youth Development Center in Concord, NC, a residential juvenile correction facility for young men 12-21 years of age.
A Sweet (Potato) Success Story for North Carolina
If you’ve enjoyed a silky, savory sweet potato during the last 40 years or so, chances are good that it was grown in North Carolina, where roughly 70% of all sweet potatoes in the U.S. are produced.