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Mountain Horticultural Crops
Research and Extension Center

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The Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Extension Center is located in the southern Appalachian mountains of western North Carolina near Asheville. Approximately forty faculty and staff, from the North Carolina State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Natural Resources, conduct research and extension programs for the departments of Applied Ecology, Entomology, Forestry, Horticultural Science, Plant Pathology, and Soil Science. The Center also houses the administrative offices for the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service West and North-Central Districts.

The Center strives to help the people of western North Carolina improve their lives by conducting applied research, and developing and implementing highly effective extension programs related to agriculture, the environment, family, and community.

Program and Crop Information Events
Spring at MHCR&EC - photo by Steve Schoof

Entomology Program

Christmas Trees

NC Herb

NC Hops

NC Organic

NC Specialty Crops

North Carolina Cooperative Extension West District

North Carolina Cooperative Extension North-Central District

Nursery Crops, Trees and Landscape Plants

Plant Pathology

Tomato Breeding

Related links:

Mountain Horticultural Crops Research Station
North Carolina State University
NCSU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
NCSU College of Natural Resources
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service
North Carolina Department of Agriculture

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Alternative Crops, Herbs,
Organics, Specialty Crops
and Vegetables Events

NC Cooperative
Extension Events

king apple petals Miscanthus in early fall
cherry blossoms Miscanthus in June
buddlea and fog tomatoes
fall at MHCR&EC frost protection in apple orchard
Apple Orchard Frost Protection, April 16, 2008
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Winter at MHCR&EC

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Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Extension Center
455 Research Drive
Mills River, NC 28759

Phone: 828-684-3562 ~ Fax: 828-684-8715

Maintained by: Bryan A. Konsler

Updated November 2, 2016