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Commercial Horticulture, Nursery & Turf

Tom Ranney with Chancellor Woodson being presented with Innovator of the Year award

Innovator of the Year

Tom Ranney received the Innovator of the Year award for his work in plant breeding and new-crop development. Ranney, …

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 …

bright violet pearls with green/dark purple foliage

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

Spring dead spot stand symptoms.

Spring Dead Spot in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of spring dead spot.

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Conservation Tillage on Organic Farms

This online publication describes how cover crops affect the soil, how to establish cover crops, …

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Brown patch.

Brown Patch in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of brown patch.

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Anthracnose stand symptoms

Anthracnose in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of anthracnose.

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Algae in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of algae.

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Figure 1. Regular flushing using a flushing riser assembly

Critical Management Issues for SDI Systems in North Carolina

Although subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) is in its infancy in North Carolina, it is becoming …

Figure 1. Media and disk filters used in SDI systems.

Design and Installation of SDI Systems in North Carolina

As a part of the humid Southeast, North Carolina’s climate, topography, soils, cropping systems, and …

Figure 1. Arrows point to the dripline.

Site Selection for SDI Systems in North Carolina

Subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) is a relatively new system that may give North Carolina producers …