Stories From 2023

Jun 12, 2023

CRISPR/Cas9-Based Gene Drive Could Suppress Agricultural Pests

Researchers use for the first time a gene-drive system on an important agricultural pest.

May 24, 2023

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.

Apr 20, 2023

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.

Apr 12, 2023

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.

Apr 11, 2023

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.

Apr 3, 2023

NC State Researchers Assemble Pathogen ‘Tree of Life’

Researchers provide open-access tool to capture new data on a global plant destroyer, Phytophthora.

Mar 29, 2023

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.

Mar 28, 2023

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.

Mar 9, 2023

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.

Mar 8, 2023

Wildflowers Near Lawns Can Increase Bee Abundance

Planting strips of wildflowers could consider to help pollinators, an NC State Extension expert explains.