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Month: February 2016

Dr. Spivak

Feb 25, 2016

Mason Pharr Seminar: Why bees are disappearing by Dr. Spivak

This year the Mason Pharr Seminar committee is proud to announce that Dr. Marla Spivak from the University of Minnesota will be our speaker, Thursday, March 17, 2016. Dr. Spivak is a Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Apiculture and Social Insects. She received her B.A from Hombolt State University in Biology and her PhD from… 

Feb 25, 2016

2016 National Collegiate Landscape Competition

Spring is just around the corner, and so is the National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC)!  This year will mark the 26th year that NC State Horticulture students will participate in this event. Alumni may remember the event as ALCA or the PLANET Student Career Days—the name has changed a few times in the past few years.… 

Worm in hand

Feb 24, 2016

106 countries and counting: NC State’s world-renowned vermicompost expert

“There are 25,000 worms in that building behind you,” North Carolina State University’s extension specialist Rhonda Sherman says with a proud smile. It’s not a large-scale infestation; it’s good science at work. 

2016 Weed Science Society of America

Feb 24, 2016

Success at the 2016 Weed Science Society of America Meeting

Last week, Sam McGowen, Nick Basinger, Dr. Katie Jennings, and Shawn Beam (left to right) traveled to Puerto Rico to attend the Southern Weed Science Society and the Weed Science Society of America joint meeting. While attending the annual meeting they won a series of awards: Dr. Jennings won “Outstanding Educator Award” Sam McGowen won 3rd… 

Close shot of a turkey in poulty building with white feathers.

Feb 8, 2016

Extension helps spread word about avian flu threat

With authorities on high alert for avian influenza this fall and winter, North Carolina Cooperative Extension reached out across the state with educational programs aimed at helping owners of backyard poultry flocks keep the virus at bay. 

Cartons of PowerPack travel through the packaging process in an NC State food processing facility.

Feb 8, 2016

PowerPack is the newest Howling Cow dairy product

Meet PowerPack, the newest member of the Howling Cow family of dairy products.