Horticultural Substrates Science Research Program
While there are many services that our lab provides to the horticulture industry, none are more important and valuable than the participation, training, and collaboration of the excellent graduate students who have left their mark on our program. Substrate science is an extremely diverse and broad area of horticultural science which allows many potential areas of research (applied and basic), and development. Graduate students in our program will often incorporate facets of (soil) chemistry, (soil) physics, mathematics/modeling, microbiology, nutrition, pathology, and engineering principles into their research projects. It is only through this comprehensive collaboration of many disciplines that substrate science is able to evolve, improve, and remain cutting-edge like all other aspects of the horticultural crop production!
Students interested in graduate studies in the Horticulture Substrates Lab at NC State University should be highly motivated, extremely passionate, great communicators, proficient organizers, and proactive in all aspects of their program.