Could Biostimulants Save Doomed Cotton Seedlings?
Lori Unruh-Snyder discovered that cotton seed damage locations and patterns can accurately predict seedling performance. Now, they are testing ways growers could overcome these deficits.
Evelyn McAdam: Weaving the Fabric of Sustainable Agriculture
Evelyn McAdam, a junior Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems major, conducted a research fellowship in Amanda Cardoso’s crop physiology lab, researching flood response in fiber hemp.
No Pollen, No Seeds: Genome Editing Technique Yields Useful Traits
Tweaks to the mitochondrial genome hold the potential for better hybrid seed production or to introduce seedless fruits.
USDA-ARS Breaks Ground on New Plant Improvement Facility on NC State University Campus
USDA-ARS breaks ground on a state-of-the-art plant improvement facility housing 30-40 experts from ARS and NC State who will conduct research on maize, soybean, wheat, cotton and peanuts.
Septic Systems: The Underground Cost of North Carolina’s Growth
North Carolina’s population boom is causing more builders and homeowners to encounter the high cost of an improvement they’ll hopefully never see -- the septic system.
Ty Seely: Speedy Peanut Breeding
Master's student Ty Seely was recently awarded for his work under Jeff Dunne on speedy peanut breeding. Read how shortening generation time is accelerating variety improvement.
CALS alumnus Cole Smith brings pest management research to fields across the state as part of his role with the IR-4 Project.
Caden Noonkester: Agriculture Inside the 20
Caden Noonkester is an agronomy and agricultural business double major and NC State football starting punter who's starting to feel equally at home on football and cotton fields.
Gage Secures $1.9M NIH Grant to Study Gene-Environment Interactions
Joe Gage from the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences will lead the NIH-funded Genomes2Fields Initiative to study the interplay between corn varieties and their environments.