horticultural science

Sep 19, 2018  |  The Abstract

Top Vegetables Grown in North Carolina

Support NC farms -- eat your veggies!

Sep 20, 2017  |  The Abstract

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  |  Faculty and Staff

Breeding Better Blueberries

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

Jun 20, 2017  |  The Abstract

Communicating Science to Skeptical Audiences

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

Jun 15, 2017  |  Alumni

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  |  Students

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  |  Events

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  |  Faculty and Staff Giving

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  |  The Abstract

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  |  Events

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.

Mar 26, 2012

Spring Showstoppers

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.

May 25, 2011

Bamboo Bistro

A whimsical feature in front of Kilgore Hall is attracting a lunch crowd. Ever seen a bamboo roller coaster?

Feb 11, 2011

Flower Power

If your Valentine's Day roses have already wilted, take heart. NC State researchers are working on this thorny challenge.

Dec 14, 2010

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.