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Department of Horticultural Science

Kedong Da in a lab

Sep 16, 2021

Kedong Da and Plant Transformation

Kedong Da, Director of the NC State Plant Transformation Lab (PTL), brings diversity and caliber in his ability to advance plant tissue culture, plant transformation, genome editing, and bioengineering. 

Woman near a blueberry bush in a greenhouse

Sep 3, 2021

Redpath Unlocks Doors to Faster Blueberry Breeding

In her doctoral research, Lauren Redpath searches for genetic keys for better blueberries. At the same time, she’s using skills she’s learned at NC State to kickstart her plant improvement career. 

The inside of an NC State greenhouse

Aug 30, 2021

Greenhouse Effect: A More Sustainable Campus

Grounds Services is saving money and boosting sustainability by growing flowers and plants in its own greenhouse on the west side of campus. A $7,100 grant from the Sustainability Fund is making it possible. 

Lee Ivy

Aug 27, 2021

Horticulture’s Ivy Tapped to Lead Ag Institute

Lee Ivy, a senior lecturer at NC State and former community college professor, brings a wealth of experiences to his new role as director of NC State’s Agricultural Institute. 

White man in uniform

Jul 31, 2021

Max Alff Nurtures a Passion for Plants

Max Alff graduated high school and enrolled in the NC State Agricultural Institute and studied Ornamentals and Landscape Technology. Alff's Ag Institute education inspired him to continue into NC State's four-year program. 

White woman holding a halved watermelon

Jul 19, 2021

Nettie Baugher Gets Hands-on with Horticulture Research

For NC Cooperative Extension Agent Nettie Baugher, NC State's online Master of Horticultural Science program offered the best of both worlds. 

Holly del Grande in a field of carnivorous plants

Jul 7, 2021

CALS Pack Strong: ‘The Rest Was Up to Me’

A lab and greenhouse job at NC State led to an unexpected horticultural career for recent grad Holly del Grande. 

Jun 26, 2021

People, Plants and Pride: The Passions of J.C. Raulston

A quarter-century after his death, the founder of NC State's arboretum is remembered for his pioneering efforts to cultivate a welcoming space for LGBTQ professionals in horticulture. 

Man sitting among pots of colorful flowers

Apr 30, 2021

Graduating Senior Strives for ‘Bigger and Better Things’

NC State offered horticultural science undergrad Luke Owen opportunities for travel, professional development and leadership. Ultimately, he hopes to use what he’s learned to help others pursue better lives. 

Cattle on a pasture with mountains and trees in the background

Mar 16, 2021

Farmland Challenges in a Fast-Growing State

North Carolina is losing agricultural lands to development at a fast pace. What does this mean for our state? And what's being done about it?