7th Biennial Plant Breeding Symposium: “Breeding for Balance: Plant and Human Wellbeing”
The Graduate Student Plant Breeding Club invites you to their upcoming Plant Breeding Symposium on Thursday Februrary 1, 2024 in the Talley Student Union.
USDA-ARS Releases Novel Flood-Tolerant Soybean Germplasm
Ben Fall and the USDA-ARS Soybean Nitrogen Fixation Research Unit has released the first maturity group (MG) VI flood-tolerant soybean line with commercially competitive yield and elevated seed oil.
A New Leaf in Tobacco Breeding
Tobacco is still a major North Carolina cash crop. Ramsey Lewis' modern Nicotiana research ranges from the agronomic improvement of commercial varieties to the genus’ broader use as a model plant.
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.
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.
SunGrains Collective Sets The Model For Collaborative Plant Breeding
Small grains breeder Paul Murphy is a founding member of a multi-university breeding program that has become the model for larger producing regions and even other crops.
Breeding Peanut 3.0
Building on years of NC State research, peanut breeder Jeff Dunne is using wild species genetics to breed disease-resistant varieties in a crop with an inherent fault.
NC State University Releases Sola™, the Newest St. Augustinegrass
NC State’s Turfgrass Breeding and Genetics program released Sola™, a new cultivar with improved characteristics, at the annual Lake Wheeler Turfgrass Field Day.
Kuraparthy Awarded For Cotton Improvement Research
For his exceptional contributions to cotton genetics understanding and plant improvement, Vasu Kuraparthy, received the Cotton Genetics Research Award from the National Cotton Council of America.
NC State Turfgrass Releases Lobo™ Zoysiagrass
NC State's Turfgrass Breeding and Genetics program, under the direction of Susana Milla-Lewis, introduces Lobo™ Zoysiagrass, a drought-tolerant warm-season turfgrass for home and commercial landscapes.