Dr. Ted Bilderback
Professor and Extension Nursery Specialist
Department of Horticultural Science
North Carolina State University
Raleigh , NC 27695-7609
Ted Bilderback is a professor and Nursery Crops Extension Specialist at North Carolina State University where he has been a member of the Horticultural Science Department since 1977. His B.S. and M.S. degrees in biology and botany were received from Emporia State University, Emporia, KS and he received his Ph.D, in Horticulture from Kansas State University in 1976.
Ted's research and extension programs have focused on environmentally conscious cultural practices for growing nursery stock with emphasis on container substrates, plant and substrate nutrient levels and irrigation management.
He received the American Association of Nurserymen's Extension Award in 1993, the Southern Nurserymen's Association Porter Henegar Memorial Award for Research in 1995, the Extension Education Award from the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service in 1995 for his extension education program "Environmentally Compatible Nursery Production Practices" and in 1999, Ted received one of the six Environmental Awards from the Southern Nursery Association as well at the N.C. State College of Ag and Life Sciences Outstanding Extension Service Award.