Top Vegetables Grown in North Carolina
Support NC farms -- eat your veggies!
Scientists Unravel Mysteries of DNA Replication in Corn
For the first time, scientists have characterized DNA replication for an entire plant genome.
Breeding Better Blueberries
Researcher Hamid Ashrafi builds on a strong NC State tradition in developing berries benefiting consumers and farmers alike.
Communicating Science to Skeptical Audiences
Conveying scientific findings to a skeptical audience can be a daunting task.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nothing says spring like vibrant redbuds and snowy dogwood. Our friends at the Natural Learning Initiative share fun facts about these beloved plants and the NC State scientists working to make them even better.
A whimsical feature in front of Kilgore Hall is attracting a lunch crowd. Ever seen a bamboo roller coaster?
If your Valentine's Day roses have already wilted, take heart. NC State researchers are working on this thorny challenge.
Blankenship Named Horticulture Society Fellow
Dr. Sylvia Blankenship has been elected a fellow of the International Society of Horticultural Science, joining an elite group of 10 honorees.