Stories From 2020

Aug 4, 2020

Department Members Recognized at APS Virtual Award Ceremony

Several members from NC State's Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology received awards in honor of their significant contributions to the science of plant pathology.

Aug 4, 2020

Rick Brandenburg Scores Cover of Carolina Greens

Rick Brandenburg has been finding ways to reduce the damage that insects cause to peanuts as well as to lawns, athletic fields, golf courses and other grassy areas. The impact of his turfgrass work recently earned him a spot on the cover of Carolina Greens magazine and the top honor bestowed by the magazine’s publisher.

Aug 4, 2020

A Tribute to the Late Benny Bloodworth

We lost a friend and colleague on July 22, when research specialist Benny Bloodworth passed away. Benny a member of the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology and based at the Horticultural Crops Research Station in Castle Hayne.

Jul 15, 2020

Bed Bugs Modify Microbiome of Homes They Infest

Bed bugs aren’t just an annoying, blood-feeding pest. They also seem to change the bacterial community in the homes they infest.

Jul 6, 2020

Berrying On

This year’s berry crops yielded lessons in adaptability for Extension experts. They weighed strawberries in the garage, delivered masks to farms, connected via technology and never stopped listening.

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 15, 2020

Daniela Pezzini Awarded Second Fellowship

Entomology and Plant Pathology PhD student Daniela Pezzini was awarded the AgBioFEWS fellowship and will also become a FFAR Fellow.

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.

May 29, 2020

DEPP Congratulates Spring 2020 Graduates

The Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology would like to congratulate its Spring 2020 graduates:   PP-PHD Reny Mathew –  Lab Emily Meyers –  Lab   PP-MS Jean Beacorn Tsz Wai Wong   PP-MR Allison Anthony Samuel Cude   ENT-PHD […]