Faculty and Staff

Aug 4, 2020

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.

Jul 6, 2020

Berrying On

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.

Jun 30, 2020

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.

May 29, 2020

Big Data for Better Sweetpotatoes

An interdisciplinary team led by Cranos Williams is setting out on a three-year project to use artificial intelligence to make sweetpotatoes even more profitable. The team will image hundreds of thousands of sweetpotatoes to increase the percentage of sweetpotatoes grown that are USDA grade 1.

Apr 29, 2020

ENT 491/591/791 – 002 – Open for Enrollment

Insects display a range of pathogenic and mutualistic interactions that are rarely encountered elsewhere in the natural world.

Apr 16, 2020

Villani Lab’s Research on Rapid Apple Decline Highlighted in Science

Sara Villani was interviewed for an article in Science magazine about research on Rapid Apple Decline (RAD). 

Mar 3, 2020

DEPP Attends APS Southern Division Meeting

DEPP members attended The American Phytopathological Society Southern Division meeting in Charleston, SC in February.

Feb 27, 2020

Ojiambo Named as University Faculty Scholar

Professor Peter Ojiambo was selected as one of 24 early- and mid-career faculty members who are recognized for their significant academic achievements and contributions to NC State through teaching, scholarship and service.

Jan 14, 2020

Villani and Waldvogel Awarded

Dr. Sara Villani and Dr. Mike Waldvogel were recently recognized for their extension efforts.

Dec 3, 2019

Meadows and Henson’s Research Highlighted in Greenhouse Grower Newsletter

Phytophthora root rot and stem blight affects more than 100 of the most popular and commonly grown landscape perennials and annuals, including annual vinca, petunia, and daylily, throughout the U.S. and worldwide.