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Thursday, September 10, 2020

Horticultural Science News

 

On Sept. 16, NC State Day of Giving Shows We’re Stronger as a Pack

On Sept. 16, NC State is holding a special, one-time fall edition of its annual Day of Giving fundraising event. Day of Giving: Stronger as a Pack will focus on meeting students’ basic needs, need-based scholarships and diversity and inclusion programming.
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Agritourism: Heading Out to the Farm
Fall usually brings corn mazes, hayrides, pick-your-own pumpkins and more ways to experience North Carolina farms, but the pandemic adds uncertainty for 2020.
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Outdoor Play: At Your Doorstep
Getting outside is good for kids’ health, education and relationships. An updated guide from NC State offers parenting strategies to help make it happen.
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Far-red light enhances density of tomato seedlings
Brandon Huber, a Ph.D. candidate of Horticultural Science, shared some of his tomato research so that we may better understand indoor controlled environmental horticulture and its impact on young plant production. While studying indoor controlled environmental horticulture under the direction of Ricardo Hernandez, Huber was awarded second place at the national level from the American Horticultural Science Society (ASHS) for his oral presentation Dynamic Far-red light treatments to maintain plant uniformity in high-density tomato seedlings for grafting.
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Mason Davis Interns and Finds a New Pack

From a young age, Mason Davis knew that he wanted to be involved in the green industry. Davis attended North Carolina State University to study Horticulture Science and Ag Business Management. His summer internship with Yellowstone Landscape in Charleston, South Carolina eliminated doubts about choosing the green industry.
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Syngenta Donates One-of-a-Kind Laboratory Equipment to N.C. PSI

Syngenta donated four plant growth chambers and a specialized weighing system to the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative. At more than $1.5 million, this is the largest corporate donation to N.C. PSI, so far.
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Interdisciplinary Inspiration from 2020 Horticultural Science Conference

The American Society of Horticulture Science (ASHS) held their 2020 annual conference online from Orlando, Florida, this year. Members selected several feature topics and keynote speakers, including acclaimed NC State plant pathologist and Horticultural Science Department Head Frank Louws, Ph.D.
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Flat Rock Playhouse Garden Inspires and Educates

Extension Master Gardener volunteers (EMGVs) of Henderson County have provided both a beautiful destination and a resource for horticultural information on the grounds of the Flat Rock Playhouse in Flat Rock, North Carolina.
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The Grow Box

The Grow Box is a gives youth and their families the opportunity to explore their backyard or the natural spaces near them with guided activities designed to develop their science skills. You’ll grow plants together, search for seeds, raise microgreens, and get creative with the hands-on activities in each box.
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Allen Named Associate Director for Academic Programs

The youth, family, and community sciences professor will coordinate student success programs, lead graduate programs, and manage distance education, summer school, and non-credit course programs.
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Community Gardens: To Plant Is To Believe

Community gardens can give people who don’t have land the chance to grow healthy food while connecting with others. At a garden on a former North Carolina plantation, refugees from Myanmar are reconnecting with their agrarian roots.
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Working Toward a More Equitable Food System

For Shorlette Ammons and others who are part of the Committee on Racial Equity, a better understanding of race and racialization in our past and present food system is key to an equitable future.
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Events

NC State Day of Giving
Sept. 16, 2020

Gardening in the South (Online)
Sept. 19, 2020, 9:00 am

Planning and Planting a Fall Vegetable Garden in the Southeast
Sept. 29, 2020, 6:30 pm

Fern Propagation Workshop
Oct. 24, 2020, 9:00 am

 

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