Danny Lauderdale, Area Specialized Agent at North Carolina State University
Danny has Extension responsibilities for commercial ornamental nursery and greenhouse production in Eastern North Carolina. He works with Extension Agents and Specialists to provide production information to growers and has been focusing on scouting, research, and demonstrations related to management of red-headed flea beetles for the past 6 years. Prior to this position Danny served as Horticulture Agent in Pitt County for over 20 years where he developed a Master Gardener Volunteer Program, started the Pitt County Arboretum, and provided training to nursery and landscape professionals in addition to writing a weekly gardening column in the Daily Reflector for 20 years. Danny holds a Bachelors degree in Horticulture/Landscape Design and a Masters in Horticulture with a minor in Urban Forestry from Auburn University. He is a Certified Arborist, Certified Plant Professional, and Certified Turfgrass Professional.
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.