Posts Tagged ‘horticultural science’

Walter A. Skroch Inducted into Western N.C. Agricultural Hall of Fame

Dr. Walter Skroch (left) receives his award from Dr. Doug Worsham, CALS Professor Emeritus of Crop Science, who nominated Skroch for induction into the Western N.C. Agricultural Hall of Fame.

As professor of Horticultural Science, Skroch developed management programs that have saved millions of tons of soil, reduced vegetation management costs, reduced pesticide use, increased wildlife habitat and increased species biodiversity throughout North Carolina and beyond.

Phoenix rises again in new location

Will Hooker (center) helps in hoisting the bamboo phoenix in a tree near Bragaw Hall on the NC State campus.

The bamboo sculpture now soars near Bragaw Hall and along the Art-to-Heart Greenway.

Top-Notch: NC State hosts national “Olympics of landscaping”

In a tall oak at the N.C. State Fairgrounds, CALS student Alex Burnette practices for the PLANET arboriculture climbing competition.

The CALS Horticultural Science Department hosted this year’s renewal of the annual PLANET competitive training and career recruitment event that drew more than 850 college students from 65 of the nation’s top horticulture and landscape programs.

‘Dynamic, Fluid and Awesome!’

Ruby C. McSwain Education Center

Master planning ensures the beautiful functionality of the JC Raulston Arboretum – and continually reaffirms the unique prescience of its namesake.

Garden ready!

Betty Moseley

Looking forward to the 2015 gardening season? Check out the NC State University Department of Horticultural Science’s latest newsletter. It’s packed with Cooperative Extension stories on topics such as January garden chores, soil sampling, selecting vegetable varieties and producing tree fruit: http://horticulture.wordpress.ncsu.edu/2015/01/

NC State buddleia recognized by gardening group

Buddleia bush

A pink buddleia developed by Dr. Dennis Werner, JC Raulston Distinguished Professor of Horticultural Science at NC State University, received one of two 2015 Green Thumb Awards from the Direct Gardening Association.

New arboretum director named

Mark Weathington

Mark Weathington, a horticulturist with more than two decades of experience, has been named director of the acclaimed JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University.

National floral industry trade association honors Dr. John Dole

Dr. John Dole

Dole, head of the CALS Horticultural Science Department, is the 2014 recipient of the Society of American Florists’ Alex Laurie Award.

Wilder Visitor Center dedicated, donors honored at midsummer JCRA event

Dr. John Dole (left), Bobby G. Wilder and Dr. David Monks cut the ribbon at the Bobby G. Wilder Visitor Center dedication, July 13.

Friends of JC Raulston Arboretum assembled July13 to honor those who have consistently supported the work of N.C. State University’s nationally renowned teaching and research garden. Specifically, they came to dedicate the Bobby G. Wilder Visitor Center and the Legacy Brick Circle Entrance. Wilder, a longtime benefactor of the JCRA, was honored for his many hours of volunteer service, years of financial commitment and generous planned gifts.

2014 Gala in the Garden is a special celebration of North Carolina

A '53 Chevy truck, filled with North Carolina products, was the centerpiece of the gala.

Forget the vernal equinox. For multitudes of gardening enthusiasts, the true first day of spring is the day of the annual Gala in the Garden at N.C. State University’s JC Raulston Arboretum. This year the theme of the May 4 gala was “Celebrating North Carolina,” so the emphasis was on the state’s finest food, botanicals, products and people.

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