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Jul 21, 2021

Microbes Play Role in Corn ‘Hybrid Vigor’

Tiny soil organisms have surprising effects on a crop phenomenon that generally favors hybrid over inbred plants.

Jul 9, 2021

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.

Jun 29, 2021

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.

Jun 11, 2021

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.

May 17, 2021

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.

May 6, 2021

Surprising Sand Fly Find Yields New Species of Bacteria

Researchers discover a new species of bacteria while examining sand fly larvae rearing area.

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.

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.

Jul 18, 2018

Cities as Study Proxies for Climate Change

Cities can be useful surrogates for studying climate change, according to NC State research.

May 17, 2018

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.