Department of Horticultural Science

May 3, 2018

Program Plants Leaders in Agriculture and Science

Rising 7th and 8th graders can dig into science through Project PLANTS' exploratory field trips and hands-on projects in horticulture and agriculture. Students examine the scientific world and have the chance to develop positive social connections.

Apr 24, 2018

Five Fun Facts: NC State’s JC Raulston Arboretum

Dubbed Raleigh’s “hidden gem,” NC State University’s JC Raulston Arboretum is a peaceful place to enjoy thousands of plants from all around the world. Arboretum Director Mark Weathington outlines five reasons to check it out.

Apr 20, 2018

Taking Aim at Destructive Weeds

Palmer amaranth is one of the biggest production challenges farmers in the Southeast face. At NC State, scientists and graduate students are making progress toward lessening the weed’s impact in a range of crops. Here, we highlight the work of soon-to-graduate students Nicholas Basinger and Cole Smith.

Mar 23, 2018

Destination: Raulston Arboretum

NC State University’s JC Raulston Arboretum is becoming a popular destination for plant experts: Over the next six months, it will host tours for three national and international plant groups.

Mar 20, 2018

Long-Awaited Extension Gardener Handbook Now Available

A new award-winning gardening handbook published by NC State Extension has arrived on the market. The North Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook offers practical guidelines for bringing the best in research-driven, environmentally responsible gardening practices right to your own garden, lawn or landscape.

Feb 27, 2018

Faculty Focus: Gunter Gears Up for Yet Another Challenge

Chris Gunter talks about his unique role as an extension vegetable production specialist, researcher, teacher and, soon, administrator with NC State’s Department of Horticultural Science.

Feb 23, 2018

Student Spotlight: Hooked on Horticulture

David Denton’s quest to become a plant scientist started, humbly enough, with curiosity over backyard weeds. Now, the NC State senior in horticultural science is well on his way to a plant breeding career.

Dec 12, 2017

Poinsettias: Big Business for N.C.

NC State’s poinsettia program plays important role in helping the floriculture industry prosper.

Oct 18, 2017

Student Spotlight: Avery’s Adventure

CALS student Avery Bartlett-Golden followed his ambition to Spain, where he gained a fresh perspective on horticulture and landscape architecture.

Sep 6, 2017

Student Spotlight: An Artist with a ‘Passion for Plants’

Meet Amy Arnold, the student behind the prize-winning illustration on this year's special-edition CALS Alumni and Friends t-shirt.