Horticultural Crops Research Station, Castle Hayne
Home to horticultural research on plant diseases and genetics, the Horticultural Crops Research Station at Castle Hayne aspires to give growers in the Coastal Plain region of North Carolina the tools they need to improve the quality and increase the yield of the crops they produced. Located on 111 acres just a few miles north of Wilmington, the station boasts recently remodeled greenhouses with state-of-the-art environmental control systems, a modern blueberry packing line and an expanded irrigation system that protects tender crops from late frosts and tackles droughts.
What We Do
COVID-19 has had a significant impact on almost everything. Extension Blueberry Specialist Bill Cline’s work at the Horticultural Crops Research Station in Castle Hayne was no exception, but he adapted to the new challenges.
For more than 75 years, the Research Stations Division has worked with the National Weather Service (NWS) to provide accurate, statewide weather data. When you hear and see local and national weather reports, you can be sure meteorologists and climatologists are using information gathered from our stations.
Horticultural Crops Research Station
John Garner, Research Operations Manager
3800 Castle Hayne Road
Castle Hayne, NC 28429-6519
Horticultural Crops Research Station was established in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ (NCDA&CS) Research Stations Division.