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Month: August 2016

Aug 31, 2016

2016 Fall Plant Sale at NC Museum of Art

The fall semester is back in full swing, and with that comes the Pi Alpha Xi fall plant sale!  Pi Alpha Xi, or PAX, has two plant sales every year at which they sell trees, shrubs, vines, perennials, annuals, vegetables, houseplants and more.  Profits are donated to horticultural non-profits, charities, and scholarships.  This year will… 

Dr. J.C. Raulston

Aug 31, 2016

Dr. J.C. Raulston Inducted into 2016 Raleigh Hall of Fame

Dr. J.C. Raulston will be inducted posthumously into the Raleigh Hall of Fame on October 3, 2016 in downtown Raleigh. Dr. Raulston encouraged his students, colleagues and friends to “plan and plant for a better world.” He did just that himself when he founded an arboretum in 1976 as a faculty member of NC State University’s… 

Antonio (center) with his parents Jose Alonso and Anna Stepanova

Aug 29, 2016

The Next Science Guy?

We all know that GMOs are controversial, but what, exactly, are they? For a matter-of-fact explanation, check out the short animated video that Antonio Alonso-Stepanov created for YouTube. 

Alsayed M. Mashaheet and mentor pose with research poster and award

Aug 29, 2016

Ph.D. student wins for national poster presentation

At the American Phytopathological Society’s recent annual meeting, a poster presentation by NC State University Plant Pathology Ph.D. student Alsayed M. Mashaheet and his co-authors was among five winners of the 2016 APS Phytobiomes Journal Poster Award, sponsored by the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation. 

Three NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences students analyze soil in the field.

Aug 26, 2016

Students Get Close-Up Look at Carolina Soils and Landscapes

From the shifting sands of the Outer Banks in the east to the high mountain soils of the west, undergraduates from across the United States got an up-close look this summer at North Carolina’s variety of soils and landscapes. 

cross-section of turf

Aug 26, 2016

Susana Milla-Lewis Leads Next-Gen Turf Research

North Carolina State University has signed a long-term agreement with turfgrass research, development and marketing company Sod Solutions to research and create a line of turfgrass varieties that will balance global environmental challenges while aiming for the curb appeal of attractive landscapes. 

Matthew Vann in his office at NC State University.

Aug 26, 2016

Collins Endowment Fulfilling Promise

Dr. Bill Collins’ 2014 dream to endow and promote the NC State tobacco program is a reality in the person of Dr. Matthew Vann, a second tobacco agronomist and extension specialist. 

Commercial bees face some challenges, but providing more nutrition to traveling bees may mitigate those challenges. Photo courtesy of NC State University.

Aug 24, 2016

Nutrition Matters: Stress From Migratory Beekeeping May Be Eased by Access to Food

Traveling presents challenges for honey bees used to pollinate crops, but research shows that some of these challenges can be mitigated by providing other food sources while bees are on the road. 

NC State University horticulture professor Julia Kornegay poses amongst pink flowers.

Aug 22, 2016

Saving Lives Through Horticulture

Julia Kornegay’s resume includes an unusual line: Her quick action during the Rwandan genocide in 1994 catalyzed a collaboration that helped prevent famine and save lives. 

Nick McCrory dives in the Olympics

Aug 17, 2016

Olympic Bronze Medalist Dives Into Physiology at CALS

Diver Nick McCrory nabbed a bronze medal in the 2012 Olympics. Now, he’s in the Physiology Program at CALS with his sights on a new goal: medical school.