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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Horticultural Science News

Extraordinary Leadership

CALS alumnus Larry Wooten wraps up his career at the North Carolina Farm Bureau’s helm but promises he’ll continue to be involved in advocacy.
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Better Berries? Coming Up!

Three CALS scientists have won a four-year U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to improve blueberries and cranberries based on producer and consumer interests. The VacciniumCAP project leverages genetic & genomic resources to enable the development of blueberry and cranberry cultivars with improved fruit quality attributes.
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Wehners Establish Fellowship Endowment

Todd and DelMarie Wehner recently created the Wehner Horticulture Fellowship Endowment to assist NC State University graduate students interested in horticulture studies. The Wehners said they benefited from university training and careers, and they want to pay those benefits forward to future horticulturists.
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John Dole Recognized with Distinguished Alumni Award

John Dole, CALS Academic Programs associate dean, is recognized with the 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Minnesota. His work garners an international reputation in floricultural crop production and handling and use of cut flowers.
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N.C. PSI, SAS to Harness the Power of Data

SAS will build off of its longstanding partnership with NC State and embed full-time data scientists within the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative to collaborate on various research efforts ensure a safe and sustainable food supply.
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NC State’s Lake Wheeler Road Field Lab: A Living Laboratory

The Lake Wheeler Road Field Laboratory is one of NC State’s gems — it’s a living laboratory for real-world research, teaching and extension outreach. Learn more from Natalie Hummel of NC State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
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Partner Profile: The USDA Agricultural Research Service

USDA Agricultural Research Service Administrator Chavonda Jacobs-Young is no stranger to the long partnership between NC State and the agency. The partnership benefits farmers and others in North Carolina and beyond, she says.
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Stevia and Organic Agriculture Assistantships

Competitive assistantships are available in the Department of Horticultural Science program areas of research for outstanding candidates to a thesis-based master’s and doctoral programs.
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Events

Horticultural Science Graduation Reception
Dec 19, 2019 at 1:30 pm

Agricultural Institute Graduation Ceremony
Dec 20, 2019 at 11:00 am

Plantsmen’s Tour: Winter Potpourri with Mark Weathington
Jan 07, 2020 1:00 pm

FOA Lecture: Ripple Effect – Combining Horticulture and Aquaculture Ecology
Jan 09, 2020 at 7:30 pm

Take Your Best Shot, and Make It Even Better
Jan 11, 2020 at 9:00 am

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