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Month: March 2016

Mar 31, 2016

Ms. Michelle Healey Honored with 2016 Award for Excellence

Please join me in congratulating Michelle Healey, recipient of a 2016 Award for Excellence from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Michelle received a letter of congratulations for this recognition from the Dean yesterday. She will be honored with 4 other College awardees at an Awards for Excellence Luncheon in April at the University… 

Horticultural Science, 39th National Collegiate Landscape Competition Annual

Mar 31, 2016

2016 Horticulture Landscape Team

A dedicated and talented team of 22 students competed in the 40th Annual National Collegiate Landscape Competition at Mississippi State University. The team placed 7th overall of 62 colleges and universities. 

Lettuce substrates

Mar 31, 2016

Sizing Up Substrates

To be profitable, container production of horticultural crops requires precise control of water and fertilizers. Physical properties of horticultural substrates have been studied in order to help develop more effective irrigation and fertilization strategies. One of these physical properties–particle size–is incredibly important in substrates. The particle size distribution of a substrate influences its water holding… 

Mar 24, 2016

Maggots modified to help heal human wounds

In a proof-of-concept study, NC State University researchers show that genetically engineered green bottle fly (Lucilia sericata) larvae can produce and secrete a human growth factor – a molecule that helps promote cell growth and wound healing. 

Rodolphe Barrangou receives the 2018 NAS Prize in Food and Agricultural Sciences. Photo by Bill Baverstock.

Mar 23, 2016

NC State’s Barrangou Wins Canada Gairdner Award

Rodolphe Barrangou wins prestigious Gairdner Award for pioneering the gene-editing system known as CRISPR.