Research

Aug 8, 2019

Tobacco Plant ‘Stickiness’ Aids Helpful Insects, Plant Health

Researchers at North Carolina State University have shown that “sticky” hairlike structures on tobacco leaves can help attract beneficial insects that scavenge on other insects trapped on the leaves, increasing leaf yield and reducing pest damage to plant structures.

Jul 29, 2019

Portable Tech Sniffs Out Plant Disease In The Field

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed portable technology that allows farmers to identify plant diseases in the field.

Feb 9, 2019  |  Newswire

Research Shows ‘Bug Bombs’ Are Ineffective Killing Roaches

Total release foggers, commonly known as “bug bombs,” are ineffective at removing cockroaches from indoor environments and can leave toxic residues, according to a new study from North Carolina State University.

Mar 27, 2018

DEPP Graduate Students Present at 2018 Research Symposium

Entomology and Plant Pathology graduate students presented their posters at the Graduate Research Symposium on March 21st, 2018.  Congratulations to Sophia Webster and Pete Nelson for placing 1st and 3rd, respectively, in the Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources category! The […]

Feb 5, 2018

How Solitary Cockroaches Gave Rise to Social Termites: Tales from Two Genomes

Termites are “social cockroaches.” NC State researchers examine the genomes of both termites and cockroaches to find clues about how this evolution occurred.

Dec 19, 2017

Scott Lab Research Featured During Visit from Central American Officials

At NC State, Dr. Max Scott and his lab are engineering transgenic strains of sheep blowfly, which is a pest species in Australia but also serves as model system for the New World screwworm, a closely related blowfly.

Nov 20, 2017

2017 Masters Symposium

The Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology held its annual MS Symposium on November 17th, in the James B. Hunt Jr. Library.

Nov 13, 2017

2017 ESA Conference Winners

Entomology and Plant Pathology department members are awarded at the 2017 Entomological Society of America conference.

Aug 23, 2017

Dr. Allen Cohen Invited to Give Keynote Speech

Dr. Allen Cohen has been invited to be the keynote speaker for The South Carolina Entomological Society 2017 Annual Meeting, which will be held October 5th and 6th Georgetown, South Carolina.  The title of Dr. Cohen’s speech is “How Insect […]

Aug 11, 2017

2017 APS Award Recipients

Congratulations to members of our department who received awards at the 2017 APS Meeting