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Year-Long Research Internship 2022

Interested in a year-long internship working on breeding and development of new nursery, bioenergy, and specialty crops? This position …

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Summer Internship - 2022

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

Summer internship flyer

Summer Internship 2021

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

Full-Time Job Opportunity

The Mountain Horticultural Crops Research Station is seeking applicants for a Research Specialist with responsibility for the operational management …

Summer Internship - 2020

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

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 …

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Zoysiagrass Lawn Maintenance Calendar

This publication for homeowners and landscapers describes how to mow, fertilize, irrigate, and control weeds …

Zoysiagrass mite leaf rolling

Zoysiagrass Mites

This publication discusses the biology and control of zoysiagrass mites, occasional pests of turfgrass in …

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Figure 1. Dead trees from laurel wilt disease.

Red Bay Ambrosia Beetle and Laurel Wilt Disease

This Entomology Insect Note describes the disease cycle and management of the red ambrosia beetle, …

Bipalium kewense, a large, brown, striped hammerhead flatworm

Terrestrial Flatworms, Land Planarians & Hammerhead Worms

This factsheet offers information on the identification and management of various flatworms that may be …

Pythium blight foliar stand symptoms.

Pythium Blight in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of pythium blight.

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Pythium root dysfunction stand symptoms.

Pythium Root Dysfunction in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of pythium root dysfunction.

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Pythium root rot.

Pythium Root Rot in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of pythium root rot.

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Figure 5. Dusky birch sawfly caterpillar feeding on birch.

Caterpillars That Feed on Trees and Shrubs

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of caterpillars that feed on trees …