Impact

Nov 17, 2020

We Modified Crops to Kill Pests, and Pests Evolved to Adapt. Now What?

What can be done to preserve pesticide resistance?

Oct 12, 2020

Marshall Receives Bourlag Award

Dave Marshall and his fellow USDA collaborators recently received the 2020 Gene Stewardship Award from the Borlaug Global Rust Initiative.

Oct 8, 2020

N.C. PSI Names New Platform Directors

The North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative named four new platform directors and the interim director of operations. These leaders will guide the initiative’s research, Extension and education activities.

Sep 24, 2020

NC State Team Finds Solution for Sweetpotato Problem

An NC State team led by Jonathan Schultheis has determined a new curing process that greatly reduces internal necrosis in Covington sweetpotatoes. This will save N.C. sweetpotato producers millions of dollars in crop loss.

Aug 27, 2020

Bee, Wasp or Fly? Identifying N.C. Bees

It turns out there are key differences between bees, wasps and flies that are easy to spot with the trained eye. Whether you’re seeking peace of mind or looking to identify new guests in your garden, NC State Extension can help.

Aug 25, 2020

For the Next Agricultural Revolution, Look to the Microbiome

A national task force led by scientists with NC State ties says the plant microbiome could be key to unlocking the agricultural revolution needed to feed a fast-growing world population.

Aug 20, 2020

Treating for Mosquitoes While Protecting Pollinators

Summer means spending more time outside. But your outdoor events may have some uninvited guests—mosquitoes. Extension Entomologist Mike Waldvogel explains how mosquito insecticidal sprays work and tips on how to apply them without harming pollinators.

Aug 6, 2020

Study Could Lead to Power Over Parasite

Researchers find genetic targets for controlling the New World screwworm, a deadly insect pest that feeds on livestock, wildlife, pets and even humans in the Western Hemisphere.

Aug 4, 2020

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.

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.