News and Events

Nov 17, 2020

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

What can be done to preserve pesticide resistance?

Nov 16, 2020

Students have left campus but the bugs are here to stay

NC State's Technician interviews Sydney Crawley about what's roaming campus in search of a meal

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 19, 2020

DEPP Welcomes New Staff, Students, and Faculty

Click here to learn more about the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology's newest members.

Aug 18, 2020

Ristaino and Louws Honored as APS Fellows

Congratulations to NC State University’s Jean Beagle Ristaino and Frank Louws, who were among 11 scientists honored during a virtual awards ceremony on Aug. 4 as 2020 Fellows of the American Phytopathological Society.