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Speaker: John Dole, Associate Dean & Director for Academic Programs at North Carolina State

Session Title:  Cut Flower Series: The Latest and Greatest New Cut Flowers!

Sunday, July 11  9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Description: Each year the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers evaluates the latest in new specialty cut flowers from breeders around the world. Learn which ones are the best from experienced cut flower growers throughout North America and find your next hot cut flower! 

Level: All Audiences     Type: Growing

Session Speakers:

John Dole, Associate Dean and Director for Academic Programs at North Carolina State University
Nathan Jahnke, Culture Research Manager at Ball Horticultural

John Dole

Associate Dean and Director for Academic Programs at North Carolina State University 

John Dole is Associate Dean and Director of Academic Programs for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at NC State University.  He is currently the Executive Advisor for the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers (ASCFG), a 2100-member national organization devoted to the production and utilization of cut flowers. Dole conducts research on cut flowers including new cultivar evaluations, production studies, postharvest experiments, and marketing analysis.  In cooperation with the ASCFG, NC State co-coordinate the national ASCFG Seed, Perennial and Woody Plant Trial Programs, which includes twelve to forty participating growers around the United States and Canada. He teaches a graduate level Physiology of Flowering course and authored or co-authored seven books including Postharvest Handling of Cut Flowers and GreensBeautiful Branches:  Woody Cut Stems for Flowers, Fruit and Foliage and Floriculture - Principles and Species.

North Carolina State University ... Horticultural Science Department
Since 1901, the faculty, staff and students of the Department of Horticultural Science have been providing innovative teaching, research and outreach to the citizens of North Carolina, the nation, and the world. Our research and extension programs are recognized worldwide for their contributions to applied horticultural production and to discovery science. We generate and extend knowledge about fruits, vegetables, ornamental plants, and landscape design for the purpose of increasing food security and food safety, sustaining the environment, enhancing economic vitality, and improving the quality of life for individuals and their communities.

Address:     PO Box 7609 Raleigh, NC 27695
Email:        Contact:   Bryce Lane
Phone:    919-515-3131   FAX:  919-515-2505


Welcome to Horticultural Science at NC State
Hi and welcome to NC State's Department of Horticultural Science. My name is Lis Meyer and I'm a Senior Lecturer here. I'm also an alum of this department. So right now I'm standing in a garden area that was installed and designed by our students in a class here. And what I'd like to do now is just take you on a short tour of some of the spaces you'll [students will] be using during your time here. This is Kilgore Hall it's the main building for Horticultural Science at NC State so you'll be spending a lot of time here.

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