plant breeding

Aug 26, 2020

Seminar: Dr. Hamid Ashrafi – Helping Producers and Training of the Next-Generation Blueberry and Plant Breeders

Breeding Blueberries Along with Other Specialty Crops through Conventional and Modern Techniques: Helping Producers and Training of the Next-Generation Plant Breeders: Dr. Hamid Ashrafi, Assistant Professor with the Department of Horticultural Science

May 26, 2020  |  Research

Topping-off for Tomato Breeding

NC State’s tomato breeding efforts, led by Dilip Panthee, just got a boost in the form of a new 1440-square-foot greenhouse at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center.

Feb 17, 2020  |  Faculty and Staff

Carlos Iglesias: New Director of the Plant Breeding Consortium

In January the Plant Breeding Consortium welcomed Carlos Iglesias as its new director. He comes with decades of experience leading plant breeding programs in the public and private sectors and has worked with many different crops.

Dec 23, 2019

Oh, Christmas Tree

NC State Extension, the College of Natural Resources and the state agriculture department work together to literally seed the future of North Carolina’s Christmas tree farms.

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.

Aug 5, 2019

Routing Drought

USDA-ARS plant breeder and geneticist at NC State helps soybean farmers overcome drought as they push for higher yields.

May 1, 2019

Ready for New Strawberry Choices? Meet ‘Liz’ And ‘Rocco’

NC State’s strawberry breeding team is developing new varieties suited for our state’s climate and growing conditions. One is named for CALS alumnus and long-time research specialist Rocco Schiavone.

Mar 19, 2019

NC State Plant Breeder Wins Prestigious Scott Medal

Tom Ranney and his colleagues in Mills River have developed more than 50 ornamental cultivars – trees, shrubs and flowers that have been a boon for gardeners and for North Carolina’s green industry.

Feb 12, 2019

Fueling the Future: Elephant Grass as Potential Biofuel Material (And More)

A common perennial grass may hold uncommon promise for research, agriculture and industry – and it may even fuel the future. A team of NC State scientists are exploring the potential of miscanthus.