Jun 30, 2020
Using Leaf Fungi to Improve Crop Resilience
An interdisciplinary team led by Christine Hawkes is identifying beneficial fungi found in five key crops with the aim of using them to help plants fend off diseases and tolerate drought stress.
Jun 5, 2020
Volcanic Glass Spray Shows Promise in Controlling Mosquitoes
An industrial mineral called perlite could help reduce mosquito populations and, in turn, malaria transmission.
May 29, 2020
Here Come the Cicadas! At Least for Some of Us
Right now, in the northwest corner of North Carolina, a remarkable event is occurring – one that happens only every 17 years. It’s the emergence of Brood IX of the 17-year periodical cicadas, and it is a sight (with accompanying sounds) worth seeing.