Stories From May 2016
Professor Dennis Werner and graduate student Melissa Tinling are creating a network of campus pollinator gardens to support monarch butterfly migration.
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.
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.
Bugs Bunny’s Knowledge Confirmed
The carrot genome sequence reveals information about the vegetable’s evolution and how it accumulates health-beneficial carotenoids. Somewhere, Bugs Bunny is smiling.
AgPack Strong: Farm Life, Big City
Recent graduate Morgan Malone found an agriculture career path inside a bustling state capital.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.