The Department of Horticultural Science at North Carolina State University has a wide breadth of research expertise. We are one of the largest horticulture departments in the United States and our faculty have expertise in both the applied and basic areas of research.
Horticultural Crop Production and Management
Landscapes, Gardens, and Urban Horticulture
Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics
Community Food Systems and Agroecology
Community Food Systems research works to understand and build a consensus around policies, programs and actions that facilitate a vibrant local food economy. Agroecology is the application of ecologically conscious practices in agricultural production systems. Related initiatives are based at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems, a partnership of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and North Carolina State University. CEFS develops and promotes just and equitable food and farming systems that conserve natural resources, strengthen communities, improve health outcomes, and provide economic opportunities in North Carolina and beyond.