There is nothing more exciting than breeding plants – it captures the imagination, fosters hope, builds anticipation, and soothes the soul. Plant breeding integrates broad disciplines and provides endless opportunities for intellectual and aesthetic pursuits – the ultimate horticultural indulgence. This lecture will highlight details and progress towards inventing new plants for industry and gardens.
Tom has been a faculty member at NC State University since 1989 and is currently a professor of in the Department of Horticultural Science. He lives, works, and plays in the mountains of western North Carolina and where he leads a research program at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center in Fletcher, North Carolina. His program focuses on the evaluation, selection, and development of new landscape plants.
Cost: Free for Friends of the JC Raulston Arboretum members, NC State University students (with ID), and Department of Horticultural Science faculty and staff, all others $5.00.
Registration: Advance registration is not available.
Location: Ruby C. McSwain Education Center, JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
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Parking: Free parking is available at the JC Raulston Arboretum and along Beryl Road.
Questions: Please call (919) 513-7005 for more information about this lecture.