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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.

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.

Feb 6, 2018

Venus Flytraps Don’t Eat The Insects That Pollinate Them

Researchers discover which insects pollinate Venus flytraps – and learn that flytraps don’t dine on them.

Dec 7, 2017

$2 Million Golden LEAF Gift Bolsters N.C. Food Processing Innovation Center

The N.C. Food Processing and Innovation Center received another round of support as the Golden LEAF Foundation issued a grant for $2.2 million. This follows the October affirmative vote by a group of elected, nonprofit, business and university leaders to accelerate an initiative to grow North Carolina’s food manufacturing economy.

Jul 24, 2017

Researchers Find Corn Gene Conferring Resistance to Multiple Plant Leaf Diseases

A specific gene in corn appears to be associated with resistance to two and possibly three different plant leaf diseases.

Jul 6, 2017

Studying a Disease in Order to Prevent Starvation

Research into a disease that affects cassava crops aims to prevent starvation for millions in Africa.

May 17, 2017

Tickets Available for Farm to Fork Weekend Events

The Center for Environmental Farming Systems’ Farm to Fork Weekend is coming soon, and tickets remain for June 2’s Sustainable Supper featuring food writer and culinary historian Michael Twitty and for June 4’s Farm to Fork Picnic.

Apr 21, 2017

Student Spotlight: Hall Aspires to Lend a Hand for N.C. Agriculture

Junior soil science student Lane Michael Hall knows what he wants to do — to help North Carolina agriculture — and is busy getting it done.

Apr 3, 2017

Study IDs Ways to Encourage ‘Refuge’ Planting, Slowing Resistance to Bt Crops

A study finds a shortfall in the amount of “refuge” cropland being planted in NC – increasing the rate at which crop pests evolve the ability to devour genetically engineered Bt crops.

Mar 22, 2017

Restaurant and Farm Pairings Set for 10th Anniversary Farm to Fork Picnic

Farm to Fork Picnic Weekend events will feature culinary historian Michael Twitty and celebrate relationships between local farmers, chefs and culinary artisans.