One Giant Leaf for Mankind
NC State student Joseph Taylor is helping NASA learn how to grow vegetables in space to feed astronauts journeying to the Moon, Mars.
NC State’s Plant Sciences Building: What People Are Saying
Excitement is building as NC State University ceremonially breaks ground on its Plant Sciences Building on Sept. 6. Here’s what leaders at NC State and in agriculture are saying.
Seeding the Next Generation of Plant Science at NC State
Harnessing 3D-printing technology, a revolution in plant design is taking root at NC State.
On Call with Veggie Doc Lina Quesada-Ocampo
NC State scientist Lina Quesada is on the front lines with county Extension agents in helping vegetable growers deal with devastating plant diseases.
Portable Tech Sniffs Out Plant Disease In The Field
Researchers have developed portable technology that allows farmers to identify plant diseases in the field. The handheld device, which is plugged into a smartphone, works by sampling the airborne volatile organic compounds that plants release through their leaves.
Through the Ants and Canopy Bootcamp, a group of college students from the U.S. and Madagascar are exploring diversity in ants – and learning to climb trees – with NC State’s Bonnie Blaimer and the California Academy of Sciences’ Brian Fisher.
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.