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Craig Yencho gives a presentation at a recent field day

Oct 29, 2021

Protecting Our State’s New Rural Cash Crop

The true profit potential of sweetpotatoes has been held back by an aggressive and invasive pest. NC State’s Craig Yencho will lead a $5 million grant-funded project to fight it. 

Plates of different varieties of hot peppers

Oct 12, 2021

The Art of Blue Ribbon Produce: Putting Your Best Plate Forward

Quality, consistency, and presentation are the three most important factors for contestants hoping to take home an award for their produce at the North Carolina State Fair’s horticulture competition. 

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. 

Nov 23, 2020

A Fruitful Family Legacy

The Underwoods’ story has it all. World War II drama and romance. Agriculture and art. David Thompson. And memories preserved in fruit. 

Man and boy pose with a giant jack-o'-lantern.

Oct 5, 2020

Growing Giants

Listen in as three North Carolinians describe the art, the science and the fun of growing giants. 

Hands making wolfpack sign

May 20, 2020

Goodnight Scholars to Join CALS

Four new students will explore their interests in biochemistry, sustainable agriculture, plant biology and horticulture, with support from a full-tuition scholarship. 

flowers near the NC State Memorial Belltower

Jan 15, 2019

CALS Alum and Professor Recognized for Nursery Industry Impacts

Two horticulturists with ties to NC State are honored for ways they've helped enhance the Southern nursery industry. 

Students learn about composting from a Master Gardener volunteer.

Aug 25, 2017

A Tale of Two Gardens

Research-based knowledge, creativity, hard work and enthusiasm come together in county Cooperative Extension demonstration gardens throughout North Carolina. This is the tale of two of those many gardens and how they serve their communities. 

Mar 9, 2017

Raulston Blooms!

Garden Festival for All Ages! Learn, shop, get great ideas, and enjoy gourmet treats while supporting your JC Raulston Arboretum. We’re rolling out the red carpet for home gardeners, families, and children by offering a day that’s packed with garden and nature activities, shopping, and outdoor fun. Begin the day by browsing the JCRA plant… 

Arboretum gate in November in the early afternoon

Dec 22, 2016

JC Raulston Arboretum’s New Grand Entrance Open Every Day of the Year

Fun for people of all ages and free to the public, NC State's JC Raulston Arboretum is ready to debut its unique new pedestrian gate.