Students

Mar 22, 2021

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.

Jan 20, 2021

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.

Dec 3, 2020

Students Think and Dig Around New Kilgore Hall Arbor

Thanks to the creativity and perseverance of Julieta Sherk, Dallas Bretzman, their Design/Build students and Facilities staff members, a new arbor now graces a pathway leading to NC State’s Kilgore Hall.

Sep 2, 2020

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.

Sep 2, 2020

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.

Sep 1, 2020

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.

Jun 29, 2020

Shur is a Goodnight Scholar

To save his family farm when his father was struck by a severe heart attack, Brandan Shur, then 12 years old, turned to NC State University for information. The mentoring relationship that ensued with a member of the Department of Horticultural Science helped pave his academic path.

Jun 29, 2020  |  Students

Pasour Pursues Passion for Plants at NC State

Graduating from Alamance High School, where he competed as a lacrosse player, Rhett Pasour is eager to begin studies in horticultural science with aspirations in ornamental plant breeding. As a recent inductee into the Goodnight Scholar program, Pasour shows an intrinsic interest to make the most this opportunity through studies, people, and experiences to become an agricultural leader and benefit others.

May 9, 2020

Horticulture Cheers for Spring 2020 Graduates

The department created the Horticultural Science Graduates website to honor and celebrate the success of our graduating students. This will be a “yearbook” for graduates so that you can remember the great times that you have had.

Mar 12, 2020

Focused on Problem-Solving and Advocacy

NC State student Peyton Gardner plans to leave this world better than she found it by the work she’s doing at the Department of Horticultural Science.