Department of Horticultural Science

Nov 13, 2019

Advancing Hemp Research

Pyxus International Inc. partners with NC State to optimize hemp production practices.

Nov 5, 2019

Toward a Better Harvest: Cutting Farm-Level Food Loss

New measurement methods developed at NC State University give farmers a better understanding of how much edible and marketable produce they could be losing at season’s end – and how that affects their bottom line.

Nov 3, 2019

Reducing Bacterial Diseases in Peppers

NC State is part of a multistate research project to reduce bacterial diseases in peppers.

Oct 23, 2019

A Different Kind of Gardening: Ph.D. Student Brandon Huber

Brandon Huber, a Ph.D. student in Horticultural Sciences grows large plants competitively and will placing his plants in the upcoming NC State Fair horticulture competition.

Sep 27, 2019

Rutgers Gardens’ Hamilton Award Goes to Dennis Werner

NC State University plant breeder Dennis Werner is on a roll: In August, he won both judges' and people's awards at a large annual garden show in Oregon, and in late September, he picked up Rutgers Gardens' prestigious 2019 Hamilton Award.

Jul 10, 2019

High School’s Not Too Early For Internships – Just Ask Addison Furr

Raleigh Charter High School senior Addison Furr talks the challenges and triumphs of tackling internships early – in her case, with the North Carolina Agricultural Research Service.

Jul 10, 2019

Grad Pursues the Art and Science of Horticulture

For alumna Brittany Bell, horticulture science has been a fulfilling way to marry a love of art and science.

Jun 26, 2019

Faculty Focus: Spayd is a Winner in Growing the U.S. Wine-Grape Industry

NC State University Professor Emerita Sara Spayd has spent decades working to build the U.S. wine-grape industry, and the American Society of Enology and Viticulture recently celebrated her accomplishments with its highest honor, the Award of Merit.

May 16, 2019

10,000 Square Feet Of Sweet (Potato) Promise: Four New Greenhouses Dedicated

The 10,000 square feet of new growing space are allotted for the annual production of certified elite sweetpotato plants. Starting with certified disease-free plants has enormous benefits for growers: increased yields, better quality and reduced pesticide use.

May 9, 2019

From ‘Liz’ and ‘Rocco’ to The Glean Machine: Strawberry Science at NC State

Research and Extension programs at NC State make a difference for growers – and consumers – of fresh market strawberries.