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.
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.
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.
$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.
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.
Studying a Disease in Order to Prevent Starvation
Research into a disease that affects cassava crops aims to prevent starvation for millions in Africa.
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.
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.
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.
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.