Department Members Recognized at APS Virtual Award Ceremony
Several members from NC State's Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology received awards in honor of their significant contributions to the science of plant pathology.
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.
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.
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.
Daniela Pezzini Awarded Second Fellowship
Entomology and Plant Pathology PhD student Daniela Pezzini was awarded the AgBioFEWS fellowship and will also become a FFAR Fellow.
DEPP Announces Inaugural PhD and Postdoc Awards
This year, each awardee will receive up to $750 each towards expenses for travel to professional meetings or other eligible professional development expenses from the department.
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.
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).
Levenson Awarded for Research on Supporting Native Bees
During the spring North Carolina Ag and Life Sciences Research Foundation (NCALS) meeting on March 4, seven postdoctoral fellows and graduate students presented their research.
DEPP Attends APS Southern Division Meeting
DEPP members attended The American Phytopathological Society Southern Division meeting in Charleston, SC in February.