Microbes Play Role in Corn ‘Hybrid Vigor’
Tiny soil organisms have surprising effects on a crop phenomenon that generally favors hybrid over inbred plants.
Elevated Warming, Ozone Have Detrimental Effects on Plant Roots, Promote Soil Carbon Loss
Soybean plant roots weaken when placed under climate change stresses, a new study shows.
Study Shows Effectiveness of Suppressing Female Fruit Flies
Pest populations plummet in lab experiments as technique using genetically modified fruit flies works more effectively than expected.
Irish Potato Famine Pathogen Stoked Outbreaks on Six Continents
NC State researchers track the evolution of pathogen that causes late-blight disease in potatoes and tomatoes.
To Preserve Global Food Security, New Tools Needed to Prevent Plant Disease Pandemics
Global plant disease surveillance and detection systems – along with plant disease modeling – are needed to protect plants – and the food supply.
Surprising Sand Fly Find Yields New Species of Bacteria
Researchers discover a new species of bacteria while examining sand fly larvae rearing area.
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.
Volcanic Glass Spray Shows Promise in Controlling Mosquitoes
An industrial mineral called perlite could help reduce mosquito populations and, in turn, malaria transmission.
Cities as Study Proxies for Climate Change
Cities can be useful surrogates for studying climate change, according to NC State research.
What Happens If We Run Out? Pesticide Resistance Needs Attention, Large-Scale Study
How can we slow pest resistance to herbicides and pesticides? NC State researchers say large-scale studies are needed to test new strategies.