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Thursday, October 21, 2021
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Soilless Substrates Grow Plants and Global Influence

There is an unprecedented growing global demand for soilless substrates in horticulture due to the increased production of ornamental, vegetable, soft fruit and Cannabis crops in soilless growing systems. Read on »

The Anatomy of a Giant Pumpkin

Brandon Huber, NC State Alumnus, and Ricardo Hernandez, associate professor, share some of the science behind growing giant pumpkins that are displayed each year at the North Carolina State Fair. Read on »

A Passion for Plants and a Desire to Help Farmers

An early passion for plants set the stage for Andrew Scruggs’ career. The CALS alumnus and Bayer Crop Science employee works to test crop varieties and bring the best to farmers across the Carolinas and Tennessee. Read on »

Remi Ham: Connecting Pupils with Plants

Beginning her faculty life at NC State with COVID lockdown, Remi Ham is finding normalcy into her second year as an assistant teaching professor with the Department of Horticultural Science.  Read on »

The Art of Blue Ribbon Produce: Putting Your Best Plate Forward

Quality, consistency, and presentation are the three most important factors for contestants hoping to take home an award for their produce at the North Carolina State Fair’s horticulture competition. Read on »


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