CRISPR/Cas9-Based Gene Drive Could Suppress Agricultural Pests
Researchers use for the first time a gene-drive system on an important agricultural pest.
Controlling North Carolina’s Stinky Pests
Extension specialist Dominic Reisig and his research team are helping growers get rid of stink bugs devastating their fields.
Six Faculty Members Honored with Outstanding Research Award, Induction to Research Leadership Academy
The winners of NC State University’s top award for research and mentorship this year include Dr. Anthony Blikslager, Ola Harrysson, Maria Mayorga, Jun Ninomiya-Tsuji, Rob Scheller and Anna Whitfield.
Multifunctional Patch Offers Early Detection of Plant Diseases, Other Crop Threats
The patch can be applied to the leaves of plants to monitor crops for different pathogens – such as viral and fungal infections – and stresses such as drought or salinity.
Perfume Component Helps Lure Male Moth Pests
Adding a small amount of a perfume component to pheromones helps attract male fall armyworms looking for a good time.
NC State Researchers Assemble Pathogen ‘Tree of Life’
Researchers provide open-access tool to capture new data on a global plant destroyer, Phytophthora.
10 CALS Faculty Named 2022-23 Goodnight Early Career Innovators
The program recognizes and rewards promising NC State early-career faculty whose scholarship is in STEM or STEM education.
Grassroots Approach to Leadership
Carolyn Young, head of the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, says mentors encouraged her to pursue higher education and take on leadership roles. Now she does the same for others.
High Degree of Influence
Nannette Smith was the first Black woman to earn a Ph.D. from NC State in 1973. What happened before and after she earned her doctorate in plant pathology? We caught up with her to find out.
Wildflowers Near Lawns Can Increase Bee Abundance
Planting strips of wildflowers could consider to help pollinators, an NC State Extension expert explains.