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Rare plant prepares to make a big stink at NC State. Meet Lupin, the Corpse Flower at NC State.
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Annual plant sale moved to NC Art Museum Sept. 24th, 8am-4pm and Sept. 25, 10am-3pm.
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Two NC State alumni are among the four winners of the 2016 World Food Prize, one of the most important and coveted international awards given in agriculture.
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Select a Horticultural Science degree or certification best for you, with courses offered on-campus and online. Find your opportunity!
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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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
About Horticultural Science
Since 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.