Posts Tagged ‘horticulture’

Grad student designs landscapes with both human and environmental health in mind

Brantley Snipes presents her landscape design research project that creates a model to improve an "inner ring suburb" area of Raleigh.

Brantley Snipes designed a suburban retrofit to promote walkability and other outdoor activities that provide mental and physical health attributes to the community.

Glen explores impacts of Extension’s ‘gardens of learning’

In March, Charlotte Glen presented her findings on horticulture agents’ use of demonstration gardens to enhance Extension programming.

Research on Extension gardens culminates in a project presented at N.C. State’s Graduate Student Research Symposium.

Bamboo ‘roller-coaster’ bistro is shaped for relaxation on campus

Landscape Design students construct the bistro in front of Kilgore Hall.

Students from Will Hooker’s Landscape Design studio have built a new bamboo sculpture in front of Kilgore Hall.

N.C. State gets boost for cabbage research

Fresh cabbage at the State Farmers Market in Raleigh, N.C.

Using an extensive cabbage germplasm collection given to N.C. State University by Monsanto Co., scientists expect to develop new and improved varieties to increase demand for cabbage and expand production in North Carolina.

JC Raulston Arboretum presents ‘Superhero Plants’ program for kids

It’s a tree! It’s a shrub! It’s a superhero plant! It’s the JC Raulston Arboretum’s “Superhero Plants: Protectors of Clean Water” program for children.

Wake Up! It’s Spring! children’s program launched at JCRA

Young arb visitors take a spring stroll, led by volunteer Charles Kidder.

JC Raulston Arboretum’s “Wake Up! It’s Spring!” new family program sprang to life March 26.

Panelists talk sustainable agriculture at Ag Awareness Week Forum

CALS student members of Alpha Zeta gather behind panelists (from left) Jason Smith, George Teague, Sarah Smith, Myron Smith, Allison Nichols, Bob Nutter and Steve Troxler.

The second season of the Commissioner’s Speaker Series began March 23, as a panel of agribusiness leaders joined Steve Troxler, state agriculture commissioner, at N.C. State University to talk about local and sustainable agriculture.

Bryce Lane to host campus plant walk, April 16

Bryce Lane

Bryce Lane, undergraduate coordinator in the Horticultural Science Department and host of the Emmy Award-winning show In the Garden on WUNC-TV, will lead participants on a tour describing the plants and trees on N.C. State University’s North Campus at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 16.

Nursery collaborates with N.C. State to solve production challenges

Jill and John Hoffman

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 [...]

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