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Research – Labs and Field Stations
The NC State Genome Research Laboratory is located on Centennial Campus. It provides facilities and equipment for faculty and students interested in doing research in the new field of genomics.
The NC State herbarium in the department of Plant Biology maintains 125,000 plant specimens for use in research , extension, and teaching.
HFL Greenhouses —
The department of Horticultural Science has greenhouse space for teaching and research in one headhouse and two greenhouse ranges at the Horticultural Field Laboratory.
The HFL is used heavily by the Horticultural Science department. Only 2 miles west of Kilgore Hall, it is also the home of the JC Raulston Arboretum. Greenhouses and fields are available for teaching, and for experiments requiring frequent attention.
The JC Raulston Arboretum is a nationally acclaimed garden with the most diverse collection of plants adapted for landscape use in the southeastern United States. Plants especially adapted to Piedmont North Carolina conditions are collected and evaluated in an effort to find superior plants for use in southern landscapes.
North Campus Greenhouses —
The departments of Entomology, Horticultural Science, and Plant Pathology have approximately 2,600 square feet of greenhouse space for teaching and research. Most of the space is located behind Kilgore Hall, adjacent to Gardner Hall.
Pest Management Information —
Integrated pest management information for crops in North Carolina
The phytotron provides growth rooms that can simulate almost any environmental conditions. It has been used to select plants for stress resistance, as well as for running tests on new diseases and insects requiring isolation from the main growing areas.
Research Triangle Park —
Research Triangle Park is located inside the triangle formed by Duke University in Durham, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and NC State University. It is15 miles from Raleigh, and has federal research institutions, including the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences, and the National Institute of Statistical Sciences. Also in RTP are private research institutions including Chemical Industry Institute for Toxicology, Burroughs Wellcome, Northern Telecom, BASF, Rhone-Poulenc, and IBM. Other important RTP residents include the National Office for Sigma Xi, the N.C. Biotechnology Center, and the N.C. Microelectronics Center.
Research Station Overview