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‘Apostle for horticulture’ Bryce Lane creates student travel endowment

Bryce and Susanna Lane are joined at the signing table by their grandsons (from left), Tate, Ellis and Lane, and, behind them, daughters Meghan Newkirk and Sarah Ivy, holding granddaughters, Daphne and Paige.

During his 32-year career, Bryce Lane led students on many national field trips and competitions, as well as international excursions, where he introduced students to world horticulture practices. Creating a fund to support travel opportunities for horticulture students seemed a natural choice as his parting gift to the Department of Horticultural Science when he retired.

Rising phoenix is professor’s swan song

A vibrant phoenix, the latest bamboo sculpture created by students in CALS’ horticultural science landscape design studio, soars in front of the new home of the Gregg Museum of Art & Design at N.C. State University.

As Professor Will Hooker, of horticultural science, prepared to retire, he led his students in one more experience of designing and building. They crafted an appropriately avian-themed sculpture as the swan song project under Hooker’s direction.

2013 Arb Gala is an elegant Asian Reflection

Gala-goers place their bids in a silent-auction tent. Proceeds support the JCRA's operations, plant maintenance and educational programs.

The April 28 Gala in the Garden, the annual garden party and fundraiser at JC Raulston Arboretum, came with cool temperatures and April showers, yet it was as magical and beautiful as ever. This year’s theme was “An Asian Reflection.”

Betty Moseley receives valuable financial education, courtesy of Cooperative Extension

Betty Moseley has been an eager participant in family and consumer science programs, and she's given back by being an instructor in a cooking and nutrition program.

Betty Moseley, a retired dietitian living in Oxford, thought that she knew all there was to know about saving money. So when her North Carolina Cooperative Extension agent suggested that she sign up for the “Get the Money Monkey Off Your Back!” class series, she was skeptical. But now, she’s saving what she calls “real money.”

N.C. State University Turfgrass Field Day is Aug. 14

Presenter leads discussion at field day.

N.C. State University’s Turfgrass Field Day will be held in Raleigh at the Lake Wheeler Turfgrass Research Lab, Aug. 14, 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. The field day is held once a year and offers the industry and general public a chance to view the Turfgrass Program’s ongoing research trials and speak directly with N.C. State faculty and staff.

Student Perspectives: Diane Silcox

Diane Silcox examines turfgrass for hunting billbug damage.

National award-winning Ph.D. student Diane Silcox is developing biological solutions with economic savings for managing damage from the hunting billbug, a relatively new pest in North Carolina’s warm-season turf.

Guilford’s Great Tomato Festival offers 33 varieties for tasting

Hand holding and slicing tomato

This summer’s tomato season got off to a slow start, with cooler spring temperatures and heavier-than-normal rainfall. But that didn’t stop tomato lovers from turning out for the fourth annual Great Tomato Festival in Greensboro, organized by N.C. Cooperative Extension in Guilford County and N.C. A&T State University.

Garden delights and highlights

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A new garden calendar from N.C. State University’s urban horticulture program highlights events, tours, workshops and conferences for beginners and pros taking place at Cooperative Extension centers, gardens, arboretums and other sites throughout the state.

Landscape design students capture ‘wild energies’

'Wild Energies'

‘Wild Energies,’ a colorful bamboo sculpture created by landscape design students, included a hint of Saturday morning cartoon whimsy.

Can-do spirit lands Yard-Nique founder on TBJ ’40 Under 40′ list

Brian DuMont and his Yard-Nique staff

Brian DuMont describes the start of his company as the “perfect storm.” As a senior pursuing a degree in horticultural science at N.C. State in 1997, DuMont was assigned a class project about business ownership. He came up with a plan for a landscaping company and received one of his best grades ever.

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