Friends of the Arboretum Lecture

"From Genotype to Phenotype: Adventures in Plant Breeding"
Tom Ranney, Professor, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University

  • Monday, March 10, 2008 – 7:30 pm9:00 pm

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.

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.
Advance registration is not available.
Ruby C. McSwain Education Center, JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
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Free parking is available at the JC Raulston Arboretum and along Beryl Road.
Please call (919) 513-7005 for more information about this lecture.