Stories From Sep 2016

Sep 13, 2016

Study Reveals Soil Influence on Well Water Manganese Levels

Levels of a dangerous heavy metal are above water-quality standards for more than 1 million southeastern Piedmont residents. NC State researchers get to the bottom (and the top) of the problem.

Sep 12, 2016

Got Sheep? Want A Solar Farm?

Many solar energy companies have started leasing land from farmers to build solar farms – and hiring sheep to control ground cover. The trend has been a revitalizing force in the North Carolina sheep industry.

Sep 9, 2016

Student Spotlight: Entrepreneur Builds Steam at NC State

From an early age, Ben Alig has taken an entrepreneurial approach to life. Now, he’s a junior studying poultry science and agribusiness management at NC State University, having come through the university’s unique STEAM program.

Sep 8, 2016

Gates Grant Helps NC State Solve Molecular Mysteries

The effort to defeat a key African food crop disease gets a boost from a $2.15 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Sep 8, 2016

Gates Foundation Grant Fuels NC State Study of Devastating Crop Disease

An ongoing NC State University partnership to defeat a disease of a key African food crop got a boost recently when the project received a $2.15 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Sep 7, 2016

CALS Names New Head of Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Dr. Garey Fox of Oklahoma State University will join CALS as the new head of the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering.