Stories From May 2016

May 24, 2016

To Print a Plant

If NC State University’s Ross Sozzani and Tim Horn are right, three-dimensional bioprinting of plants could help push forward the field of plant improvement in a revolutionary way, allowing for the kind of improved yields needed to feed a fast-growing world population.

May 20, 2016

Ag and agbiz worth $84 billion in NC

Agriculture and agribusiness – food, fiber and forestry — make up an $84 billion-a-year industry in North Carolina, contributing one-sixth of the state’s income and employees, according to the latest figures from NC State University economist Mike Walden.

May 18, 2016

AgPack Strong: Farm Life, Big City

Recent graduate Morgan Malone found an agriculture career path inside a bustling state capital.

May 18, 2016

No junk-food diet

New research from North Carolina State University’s Department of Entomology finds that bees in urban areas stick to a flower-nectar diet, steering clear of processed sugars found in soda and other junk food.

May 17, 2016

Gould discusses genetically engineered crops

As the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine release the report “Genetically Engineered Crops: Experience and Prospects,” the chair of the authoring committee says that NC State University can become a model for conducting advanced, trusted research in GE crop development.

May 13, 2016

Microbiomes take center stage

As the White House launches a national microbiome initiative, NC State announces a major upcoming conference and funding of related research.

May 12, 2016

Edible Plants Coming to Greenway

Edible plantings are in planning stages for campus trails, thanks to an innovative collaboration involving the Department of Horticultural Sciences. The project will be both a healthy eating resource and an educational tool.

May 10, 2016

Smart Research Keeps Produce Fresh

SmartFresh, an innovative product that helps extend the life of produce, is one of the most successful licensed technologies to come out of NC State research.

May 4, 2016

Destination: Down under

Helping feed a hungry world has long been graduating senior Austin Wrenn’s goal. But little did he know how much his experiences in growing food in controlled environments would relate to his new job — or that the job would take him to Australia.

May 3, 2016

Animal Science alum keeps peace on campus

Jeanne Miller puts her animal science degree to use in a way she had never imagined as an undergrad: she now patrols campus as a senior officer with the Mounted Unit of the NC State University Police Department.