Brian E. Jackson

Assistant Professor, Ornamental Horticulture

Research Publications Substrates Lab Links


Welcome to my webpage and to the Department of Horticultural Science at North Carolina State University!  As an N.C. State alum, I am proud, pleased, and excited to be back in my home state and at my home university as a faculty member in one of the flagship horticulture departments in the country. I currently have an 85:15 teaching/research appointment in ornamental horticulture.  I teach three plant identification courses, introductory/principles of horticulture, and will soon be teaching a graduate level course.  My research appointment is in nursery production, specifically the use and development of wood substrates as alternatives for pine bark and peat moss for horticultural crop production.  Please browse the research and publication links above to learn more about some of my research.  Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like additional information.


P.S. – Substrates are super cool but the plants grown in them are even cooler!

potting research plants in a wood substrate research plants and wood substrate

As a member of the Ornamental Working Group faculty here at NC State, I am always on the lookout for qualified students who are interested (or may be interested) in pursuing a graduate degree.  If you are interested in horticultural substrates, nursery production, or other similar areas of ornamental horticulture please contact me.

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