Juntos Connects With Students Through Virtual Academy
A program that usually brings middle school and high school students onto campus saw success online this summer.
Study Could Lead to Power Over Parasite
Researchers find genetic targets for controlling the New World screwworm, a deadly insect pest that feeds on livestock, wildlife, pets and even humans in the Western Hemisphere.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Volcanic Glass Spray Shows Promise in Controlling Mosquitoes
An industrial mineral called perlite could help reduce mosquito populations and, in turn, malaria transmission.