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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Poinsettias: Big Business for N.C.
NC State’s poinsettia program plays important role in helping the floriculture industry prosper.
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.
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.