Department of Horticultural Science

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.

Aug 29, 2017

Faculty Focus: Tom Ranney

Over the years, Tom Ranney and his team have introduced nearly 30 new nursery, landscape and bioenergy crops. Among them: large, bold ornamental grasses that won’t spread where they aren’t wanted, hydrangeas with flowers in bright shades of pink, and compact, evergreen dogwoods.

Aug 7, 2017

Scientists Breed Better Fresh Market Tomatoes

NC State's tomato breeding program delivers more flavorful and disease-resistant tomatoes for farmers and home gardeners alike.

Aug 2, 2017

Grow Academy: A Camp for Science and Math Teachers

North Carolina high school teachers have a unique new opportunity to gain hands-on experience in agriculture and life sciences education, thanks to NC State’s new Grow Academy.

Jul 21, 2017

Grad Student Spotlight: Pragya Adhikari

CALS doctoral student Pragya Adhikari -- who conducts research at the intersection of plant pathology and breeding -- is trying to breed a tomato that is tastier and more resistant to disease.

Jun 26, 2017

Breeding Better Blueberries

Scientist Hamid Ashrafi builds on a strong NC State tradition in developing berries benefiting consumers and farmers alike.

Jun 15, 2017

NC State Holds First N.C. Extension Master Gardener College

More than 100 Extension volunteers from across the state worked to improve their gardening GPA – “Good Planting Advice” – when they gathered at NC State University last week for the first-ever North Carolina Extension Master Gardener College.

Jun 13, 2017

AgPack Strong: A World of Possibilities

Kim Shearer is the tree and shrub breeder at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Ill. Find out how she landed her dream job -- and why plants make her happy.

Jun 1, 2017

AgPack Strong: ‘If I Can Do It, Y’all Can, Too.’

A brain aneurysm in his first year at NC State may have slowed Ricardo Aldape down, but it didn't keep him from achieving his dream: graduating and continuing a career in agriculture.