The 2011 Landscape Professional Field Day takes place at the JC Raulston Arboretum on N.C. State University’s campus in Raleigh. University researchers and Extension specialists will discuss weed management, insect problems and pruning techniques.
From its greenhouses and farm in Rougemont, Hoffman Nursery sells ornamental and native grass liners — or starter plants — wholesale to customers all across the United States and Canada. But when the company’s owners need solutions to production problems, they frequently look much closer to home — to the agricultural research and Extension experts at N.C. State University.
North Carolina is the nation’s top sweetpotato producer. The state’s growers produce 600 million pounds of sweetpotatoes annually, nearly half the sweetpotatoes produced in the U.S. In 2010, sweetpotatoes were worth more than $173 million to the state’s growers. Agricultural research and extension programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at N.C. State [...]
A North Carolina State University horticulturist is a member of a team of agricultural scientists that has embarked on what may be a decade-long effort to grow a $100 million broccoli industry on the East Coast.
Enjoy the beauty of the holiday season at the 2010 Poinsettia Open House Sunday, Dec. 5, 1-5 p.m. at the Ruby C. McSwain Center, JC Raulston Arboretum, 4415 Beryl Road in Raleigh. The event is free and open to the public, as well as interested growers.
The late Kay Yow, N.C. State University women’s basketball coach who died in 2009, forever linked N.C. State with breast cancer awareness through her annual Hoops for Hope women’s basketball game. During Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, N.C. State’s floriculture program has unveiled a new symbol of the fight against breast cancer – pink poinsettias.
Mark Seitz, associate area specialized Extension agent based in Jones County, has been named director of the N.C. Cooperative Extension center in Pender County, effective Oct. 1.
In this month’s news tips from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, learn about the debut of new degrees, the strawberry dream team and the return of “In the Garden” to the airwaves.
A new variety of hydrangea, developed by N.C. State University horticulturist Dr. Tom Ranney, will have gardeners thinking pink this year. Hydrangea arborescens ‘NCHA1’ Invincibelle® Spirit is a hybrid of the typically white-flowered Hydrangea arborescens mountain hydrangea — or white-flowering ‘Annabelle’ — but with a significant difference: It has bright pink flowers. Unlike the finicky, [...]
Dr. Ted Bilderback, a professor of horticultural science at North Carolina State University, has been named director of the university’s J.C. Raulston Arboretum. He has served as interim director since 2009.