Right as rain
When it comes to lessening the effects of water pollution, residential and commercial rain gardens are becoming increasingly popular in North Carolina, thanks in large part to N.C. State University and its Cooperative Extension Service.
'Almanac Gardener' returns
"Almanac Gardener," a popular UNC-TV show featuring gardening experts from North Caroline Cooperative Extension, has entered its 29th season. Segments will highlight community gardening, rain gardens, water conservation, produce selection and preparation -- and much more.
John Dole named Horticultural Science head
Dr. John Dole, a horticulturalist whose work focuses on greenhouse and field-cut flowers, has been named head of the North Carolina State University Department of Horticultural Science. He has served as interim head of the department since 2011.
TV show nominated for two regional EMMYs
N.C. State University's television show, In the Garden with Bryce Lane, has been nominated for two regional EMMY® Awards. This is the third straight year of nominations for the show and brings the total number of the show's Emmy nominations to five.
Can-do spirit lands Yard-Nique founder on TBJ ’40 Under 40′ list
Brian DuMont describes the start of his company as the “perfect storm.” As a senior pursuing a degree in horticultural science at N.C. State in 1997, DuMont was assigned a class project about business ownership. He came up with a plan for a landscaping company and received one of his best grades ever.
Ghostly blooms: Alum honored for orchid breeding efforts
CALS horticultural science alumnus Keith Davis has solved the riddle of growing the endangered ghost orchid. His efforts recently won recognition from the American Orchid Society.
Landscape design students capture ‘wild energies’
'Wild Energies,' a colorful bamboo sculpture created by landscape design students, included a hint of Saturday morning cartoon whimsy.
Farming the forest: CALS expert helps landowners grow crops beneath the trees
For property owners looking to find ways to earn money from their forested land, forest farming can be a promising alternative – or addition – to harvesting the trees. And for years, Dr. Jeanine Davis has been helping these landowners make the most of that promise.
Tradition meets innovation in CALS scientist’s tomato breeding efforts
Using a combination of new tools and time-honored techniques, Dr. Dilip Panthee is carrying on N.C. State University’s strong tradition in plant breeding, developing hardier, higher-yielding plants for North Carolina’s $30-million-a-year tomato industry.
Student Perspectives: Suzanne O’Connell and Aaron Fox
Ph.D. students Suzanne O'Connell and Aaron Fox immersed themselves in Croatian agriculture, cuisine and culture as they spent a month exploring study abroad options with the University of Zagreb's Faculty of Agriculture.