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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sweeter than Sweetpotato Research
NC State reaped sweeping honors at the National Sweetpotato Collaborators Annual Meeting. With North Carolina being the nation’s top sweetpotato producer, the Nashville, Tennessee meeting was well represented by the College of Agriculture and Life Science.