Department of Horticultural Science

Apr 3, 2013

Horticultural Science student team places 8th in national competition

A student team from the Department of Horticultural Science placed eighth among 64 teams at PLANET Student Career Days, a national collegiate landscape competition held in March at Auburn University.

Aug 25, 2015

Built for use

New and renovated flora and fauna research facilities will bolster college programs that support the state’s economy.

Jan 21, 2016

Grad addresses farm-to-fork challenges at PepsiCo

A mentor once told Gabe Gusmini, “You and I have the same problem: We see something broken, we’ve got to fix it.” And fix things, Gusmini does. A plant breeder by training, the CALS alumnus is a PepsiCo junior executive and research-and-development director.

Mar 17, 2016

Blacklin honored for fresh perspective

Sarah Blacklin, of North Carolina's Center for Environmental Farming Systems, has been recognized as one of 100 leaders in the United States who are changing rural communities and agriculture for the better. She is program director for CEFS’ NC Choices initiative.

May 12, 2016

Edible Plants Coming to Greenway

Edible plantings are in planning stages for campus trails, thanks to an innovative collaboration involving the Department of Horticultural Sciences. The project will be both a healthy eating resource and an educational tool.

May 10, 2016

Why do strawberries have their seeds on the outside?

Find out the surprising answer from Dr. Chris Gunter, an associate professor of horticultural science in NC State's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

May 12, 2016

Carrot genome sequenced

NC State University horticultural science researchers are part of a team that sequenced the carrot genome, creating one of the most complete vegetable genome assemblies to date.

Jun 20, 2016

Smart Research Keeps Produce Fresh

An apple a day keeps the doctor away — and SmartFresh, an award-winning technology developed at NC State and used around the world, keeps those apples fresher for more days.

Jun 21, 2016

Moore meets Matisse

NC State students and professors build a garden of contrasts and color as part of the North Carolina Museum of Art’s Art in Bloom festival.

Jul 12, 2016

CALS Alumni Win World Food Prize

Two NC State alumni are among the four winners of the 2016 World Food Prize, one of the most important and coveted international awards given in agriculture.