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Werner honored with Burbank Award | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Werner honored with Burbank Award | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
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Dr. Dennis Werner, JC Raulston Distinguished Professor of Horticultural Science, has won the American Horticultural Society’s Luther Burbank Award. Given in odd years, the award recognizes extraordinary achievement in plant breeding. It is named for legendary plant breeder Luther Burbank & is one of the society’s Great American Gardener awards. (Dr. Werner is pictured with the weeping redbud, Ruby Falls, he developed. |  http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/agcomm/news-center/media-releases/werner-honored-with-burbank-award/

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NCSU Research Explains How Vermicompost-Amended Soils Ward Off Crop Pests / Press Releases / News and Media / Southern SARE - SARE

NCSU Research Explains How Vermicompost-Amended Soils Ward Off Crop Pests / Press Releases / News and Media / Southern SARE - SARE | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Grants and outreach to advance sustainable innovations to the whole of American agriculture.
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Dr. Yasmin Cardoza and grad student, Amos Little, studied how compost helps plants resist insect pests such as corn earworm, cabbage worm, green peach aphid and cabbage aphid. The research was funded by the Southern SARE program.

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The Season For Poinsettias —

The Season For Poinsettias — | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
North Carolina produces 4.4-million poinsettias a year and they're not all red.

 

Cortez Burgundy, Bravo Bright Red, Ruby Frost, Jubilee White, Pink Cadillac are just a few of the inventively named colors. 

 

NC State has been is the site of the annual National Poinsettia Trial for more than 20 years.

 

So NPR's Leoneda Inge visited with Dr. John Dole at the CALS Horticulture Field Lab greenhouses, filled with the varieties surveyed for this year's annual evaluation.

 

Dr. Dole explains why North Carolina's multi-million dollar poinsettia industry is famous all over the world.

 

 

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Day one on the dean’s tour: Mills River | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NCSU

Day one on the dean’s tour: Mills River | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NCSU | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

"New CALS Dean Richard Linton is on the road, getting to know North Carolina and how the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is making a difference every day in the lives of the state’s people.

 

Day One: Mills River and the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center. The center, near Asheville, serves as a hub for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in the western part of North Carolina.

 

More than 40 faculty and staff members conduct applied research and empower western North Carolina’s people through extension education programs related to agriculture, the environment, family and community.

 

The center is known for its innovative work related to tomato breeding, fish farming, herbs and organics, Christmas trees — and much more.


ITINERARY: A hops yard, sturgeon four to five feet long, energy crops considerably higher than an elephant’s eye – these were just a few of the things new College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean Rich Linton encountered during a day at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center in Mills River. ..."

 

The Mountain Horticul;tural Crops Research & Extension Center, iMills River, web site

http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/fletcher/

 

 

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Horticultural Science student team places 8th in national competition | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture...

Horticultural Science student team places 8th in national competition | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture... | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
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"A student team from the Department of Horticultural Science placed eighth among 64 teams at PLANET Student Career Days, a national collegiate landscape competition held in March at Auburn University. ... More than 800 green industry students demonstrate their skills in real-world, competitive events. Student Career Days also provides green industry companies with unparalleled opportunities to meet and recruit next-generation green industry leaders."  |  Read more  |  http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/agcomm/news-center/perspectives/horticultural-science-student-team-places-8th-in-national-competition/

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Small Fruits Consortium receives NIFA award | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NCSU

Small Fruits Consortium receives NIFA award | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NCSU | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
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"The Southern Region Small Fruits Consortium – a six-member group of land-grant universities including N.C. State – has received the 2012 Partnership Award for Multi-State Efforts from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture. The award recognizes exemplary work impacting agriculture, environment, communities or people from a team at a land-grant university, cooperating institution or organization supported by the NIFA."

 

Visit the authoritative website for growers, Extension personnel and professionals at:

http://www.smallfruits.org

 

"N.C. State faculty members have been involved in the following SRSFC projects:

Dr. Frank Louws and Dr. Mahfuzur Rahman (N.C. State, entomology) have received grants for research and extension efforts related to foliar / fruit rot on strawberries.Dr. Hannah Burrack (N.C. State, entomology), Dr. Doug Pfeiffer (Virginia Tech) and Dr. Powell Smith (Clemson) received grants to develop a volunteer monitoring network for spotted wing drosophila, a recent invasive pest of soft-skinned small fruits. The monitoring network allows growers to apply pesticides in a timely manner to minimize losses to this pest.Dr. Gina Fernandez, (N.C. State, horticultural science) and colleagues have received grants since 2002 to develop raspberry and blackberry breeding programs. The program developed the red raspberry, “Nantahala,” which has resulted in commercial fruit sales of $16,000-$27,000 per acre."

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North Carolina presents specialty crops grants | Vegetables content from Southeast Farm Press

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North Carolina has awarded $1.2 million in specialty crops grants, some of which targets organic production.

 

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North Carolina State University received five of the grants, some geared directly toward improving the states already thriving organic farming enterprise. The state is one of few in the Southeast with an ongoing organic crops research and outreach program.

 

"Chris Reberg-Horton, who heads the North Carolina State organic crops program, says these crops are growing in size and economic importance to North Carolina and the Carolina-Virginia region.  ... "

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