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.
Plant Breeding AI Gets Schooled in New Student Competition
If Hillsborough Street glowed a bit brighter recently, it might have been from the collective mental energy focused on NC State and USDA-ARS’s first Agricultural Technology Hackathon.
Crop and Soil Science Seminar – Dr. Jeffrey Dunne
Dr. Jeffrey Dunne Assistant Professor of Peanut Breeding, Crop and Soil Sciences Implementation of Marker-Assisted Breeding Strategies in Peanut Breeding Wed Sep 29, 2021 3:30pm – 5pm This is a Zoom seminar
Seeding Success with NC Crop Improvement
In 1929 the North Carolina legislature responded to frustrated farmers by creating the NC Crop Improvement Association to address truth in agricultural seed labeling.