Stories From 2019

May 17, 2019

Spotlight: Bean Zhou Studies Plants Across a Great Divide

Asia and America come together in Bean Zhou’s Ph.D. research on kindred plants and their evolution. A recent award will allow him to study at Harvard’s esteemed Arnold Arboretum this summer.

May 16, 2019

10,000 Square Feet Of Sweet (Potato) Promise: Four New Greenhouses Dedicated

The 10,000 square feet of new growing space are allotted for the annual production of certified elite sweetpotato plants. Starting with certified disease-free plants has enormous benefits for growers: increased yields, better quality and reduced pesticide use.

May 9, 2019

From ‘Liz’ and ‘Rocco’ to The Glean Machine: Strawberry Science at NC State

Research and Extension programs at NC State make a difference for growers – and consumers – of fresh market strawberries.

Feb 25, 2019

Full-Time Student. And Parent. And Extension Employee. And…

National statistics show that “non-traditional” is increasingly the norm for students across the United States – in just one example, 75 percent of graduate students also work at least 30 hours a week. Over the next few months, we’re highlighting some of our own amazing multi-taskers across CALS.

Feb 25, 2019

Stuber Retiring as Director of the Plant Breeding Consortium

Eminent scientist Charles Stuber is stepping down after 13 years as director of the consortium he helped to create at NC State.

Feb 4, 2019

Beyond Roses: Fresh Local Flowers for Valentine’s Day

If you’re looking for something unique to give your valentine, an NC State floriculture expert suggests locally grown flowers.

Jan 11, 2019

Howling Cow® Ice Cream Available in Harris Teeter Stores

Pints of six different Howling Cow flavors are now available for purchase at Harris Teeter stores.

Jan 9, 2019

Major Study Sheds Light on Plant Growth

An international team, including researchers from NC State, identifies the regulators that spur plants to grow larger and more complex once they’ve germinated. The research, published in the journal Nature, has important implications for agriculture.