Developing New Nursery Crops for North Carolina

Organization:
North Carolina State University
Amount:
$94,000.00
Program Area:
Open Grants Program
County of Applicant:
Wake
Description:

Nursery/floriculture crops are a rapidly growing sector in the North Carolina agricultural economy. Annual sales have increased approximately $34 million per year for the past eight years. The wholesale value of these crops exceeded $973 million in 1999 surpassing tobacco as the number one crop commodity in the state. The Department of Horticulture will use GLF funds to accelerate and expand opportunities for developing new and improved crops in a shorter period of time.

Contact:
Dr. Thomas G. Ranney 2701 Sullivan Drive Campus Box 7653 Raleigh, North Carolina 27695 (919) 515-1188
Areas Served:
Statewide

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