Homegrown: Vermicompost Makes Your Garden Grow
Dig in with Rhonda Sherman, solid waste specialist with NC State Extension, as she sheds light on the subterranean spoils that await in this In the Garden segment.
Passionate Professionals, Innovative Researchers, and Knowledgeable Specialists
It is a great time to be a horticulturist and an especially great time to be a graduate student in the Department of Horticultural Science. As many of you know, there are numerous grand challenges at the global scale and local scale with regard to food security, environmental stewardship, landscape design, recreation and, of course, human health and welfare.
20th Vermiculture Conference
The 20th Annual Vermiculture Conference is being hosted from October 26-27, 2019 (Saturday & Sunday) at The James B. Hunt Jr. Library in the Duke Energy Hall. Seats are filling up fast, so now is the time to register and make your travel plans.
Lupin Returns: Corpse Flower at NC State
NC State's corpse flower will unfurl in all its pungent glory at any moment. Want to catch a glimpse (or a whiff) of the giant bloom? Sign up to visit Lupin in person or watch the livestream from your desktop.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]