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Dr. Joseph C. Neal —

Joe Neal

Contact Information

Department of Horticultural Science
262 Kilgore Hall, Campus Box 7609
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7609

Phone: 919.805.1707
Fax: 919.513.3191
Publications (Scholarly Publications Repository)

Extension and research responsibilities for weed management in nursery crops, Christmas tree production, and landscape plantings. Research interests include: herbicide safety and efficacy in woody and herbaceous perennial plant production and maintenance, optimizing herbicide use patterns for effective weed control and environmental stewardship, ecology of weeds in soilless media and urban landscapes, integrated weed and ground cover management systems, and alternatives to traditional herbicides including plant pathogens for biological control of weeds.


  • Ph.D., 1984, North Carolina State University
  • M.S., 1981, Clemson University
  • B.S,. 1978, University of Georgia

General Information

Summer Job Announcement

  • 2015 research projects will focus on cost-efficiencies in nursery weed control programs, natural products for weed control in ornamental plantings, weed management strategies in hydrangea and ornamental grass production. Opportunities for independent research are available and encouraged.See attached Job Announcement for the details.