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  • Carrot genome sequenced

    Dr. Massimo Iorizzo and horticulture research team has sequenced the carrot genome, creating one of the most complete vegetable genome assemblies to date.
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Online Non-Credit Courses

    Learn to identify and appreciate commonly used plants on your own schedule. Longwood Gardens is partnering with North Carolina State University to provide a unique fully-online survey of plants.
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  • Why Horticultural Science?

    NC State horticulture graduates are busy creating and influencing the environments where people live, work and play.
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  • Degrees & Certificates

    Select a Horticultural Science degree or certification best for you, with courses offered on-campus and online. Find your opportunity!
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  • Horticulture Extension Portal

    This portal is a hub for horticultural science resources, news, events and more.
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Teaching + Academics

We designed an academic program for you. Our Horticulture Science Department offers certificates through Doctorate degrees. We also have a strong distance education community.

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Applied + Basic Research

Our department is nationally and internationally recognized as an innovative leader in research. We train and answer industry needs through a broad-range of applied and basic research.

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Cooperative Extension

Did you know that there is an entire portion of NCSU with thousands of employees and volunteers ready to help you? We reach out and share practical information, data and practices to industries and individuals.

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About Horticultural Science

Assorted vegetable basketSince 1901, the faculty, staff and students of the Department of Horticultural Science have been providing innovative teaching, research and outreach to the citizens of North Carolina, the nation, and the world. Our research and extension programs are recognized worldwide for their contributions to applied horticultural production and to discovery science. We generate and extend knowledge about fruits, vegetables, ornamental plants, and landscape design for the purpose of increasing food security and food safety, sustaining the environment, enhancing economic vitality, and improving the quality of life for individuals and their communities.

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