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Tag: horticultural science

Sep 24, 2020

NC State Team Finds Solution for Sweetpotato Problem

A new discovery will save NC sweetpotato growers millions of dollars. 

seedlings

May 28, 2020

No Seeds, No Problem: Growing Vegetables From Scraps

Tips for starting a garden using the vegetables you bought for dinner. 

Soybean plants in a laboratory with colorful tubes in the background.

May 12, 2020

CRISPR Plants: New Non-GMO Method to Edit Plants

Researchers have created a new way to get CRISPR/Cas9 into plant cells. 

Students gain hands-on experience at the J.C. Raulston Arboretum.

Apr 16, 2019

Research in Bloom: The JC Raulston Arboretum

One of Raleigh's most popular and beguiling outdoor spaces, the J.C. Raulston Arboretum is a remarkable horticultural research entity of international renown. 

Sep 19, 2018

Top Vegetables Grown in North Carolina

Support NC farms -- eat your veggies! 

Sep 20, 2017

Scientists Unravel Mysteries of DNA Replication in Corn

For the first time, scientists have characterized DNA replication for an entire plant genome. 

Jun 29, 2017

Breeding Better Blueberries

Researcher Hamid Ashrafi builds on a strong NC State tradition in developing berries benefiting consumers and farmers alike. 

Jun 20, 2017

Communicating Science to Skeptical Audiences

Conveying scientific findings to a skeptical audience can be a daunting task. 

Jun 15, 2017

AgPack Strong: A World of Possibilities

Kim Shearer has always loved plants. Shearer, who earned NC State degrees in plant biology and horticultural science in 2013, is now the tree and shrub breeder at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Ill. 

Sep 23, 2016

Come See NC State’s Corpse Flower

The greenhouse where Lupin the Corpse Flower lives will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. 

Sep 20, 2016

A Rare Doom Bloom

For nine years, NC State horticultural science graduate student Brandon Huber has waited for his titan arum—also known as the Corpse Flower for its intense odor—to bloom. Sometime next week, it will in a campus greenhouse. The best part is you can watch a free live feed, sans the putrid smell of rotting flesh. 

Aug 31, 2016

Honoring NC State’s Top ‘Yambassador’

Henry M. Covington was a longtime extension specialist whose research and partnerships with growers spurred the growth of North Carolina’s sweet potato industry. He passed away in 2004, but the North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission (NCSPC) established an endowment to honor the man affectionately known as “Mr. Sweet Potato” and to ensure that his legacy would continue. 

May 10, 2016

Why Do Strawberries Have Their Seeds on the Outside?

This is a tricky question because: one, those "seeds" aren't seeds; and, two, we're not really sure. 

Mar 17, 2015

Hunt Library Hosts UGPN Conference

Researchers, academics, administrators and staff from the University of Surrey, the University of Sao Paulo and NC State will gather next week at the Hunt Library for a University of Global Partnership Network conference. 

May 23, 2013

Dragon Brings Landscape to Life

Will Hooker's landscape design studio turned an Asian garden into a dragon's playground. See the remarkable bamboo sculpture.