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Commercial Horticulture, Nursery & Turf

Summer internship brochure

Summer Internship - 2019

Interested in a summer internship working on breeding and development of new nursery and bioenergy crops? This position involves …

Cover photo for Invincibelle Limetta® Awarded Gold Medal

Invincibelle Limetta® Awarded Gold Medal

Invincibelle Limetta® Hydrangea arborescens ‘NCHA8’ Gold Medal winner at the 2018 Plantarium, Boskoop, NL. For information on licensing, contact Spring …

Cover photo for Tim Wood speaks Hydrangea

Tim Wood speaks Hydrangea

Tim Wood, The Plant Hunter, of Spring Meadow Nursery speaks Hydrangea arborescens to the Russian Nursery Stock Association in …

Summer internship brochure

Summer Internship - 2018

The internship position has been filled for 2018. Thank you to all the applicants. Interested in a summer internship working …

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What Is the MCI Lab?

Nestled in the mountains of Western North Carolina, the MCI lab is located at NC State’s Mountain Horticultural Crops …

Recent Publications related to Commercial Horticulture, Nursery & Turf

The Calibration of Turfgrass Boom Sprayers and Spreaders

Proper application of pesticides and fertilizers is possible only with a sprayer or spreader that …

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Irrigation Management Strategies to Improve Water and Energy-Use Efficiencies

This publication discusses irrigation decisions that affect water and energy efficiencies.

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Figure 1. Typical tomato washing and sizing line.

Postharvest Cooling and Handling of Field- and Greenhouse-Grown Tomatoes

This publication has been prepared to acquaint growers, shippers and processors with energy-efficient handling and …

Figure 1. Bulk pallet bin of cabbage in the packing house.

Postharvest Cooling and Handling of Cabbage and Leafy Greens

This publication has been prepared to acquaint growers, shippers and processors with energy-efficient handling and …

Postharvest Cooling and Handling of Peppers

This publication has been prepared to acquaint growers, shippers and processors with energy-efficient handling and …

Figure 1. Rate of temperature change for three cooling methods.

Postharvest Cooling and Handling of Apples

This publication has been prepared to acquaint growers, shippers and processors with energy-efficient handling and …

Figure 1. Room cooling.

Proper Postharvest Cooling and Handling Methods

This publication provides information on cooling basics, common produce cooling methods and other steps for …

Postharvest Cooling and Handling of Green Beans and Field Peas

This publication has been prepared to acquaint growers, shippers and processors with energy-efficient handling and …