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Month: November 2019

Man cradling 5 sweet potatoes in his arms, wearing an NC State t-shirt with their "Think And Do" slogan printed on it.

Nov 26, 2019

Stevia and Organic Agriculture Assistantships

Competitive assistantships are available in the Department of Horticultural Science program areas of research for outstanding candidates to a thesis-based master’s and doctoral programs. 

harvesting tomatoes

Nov 15, 2019

Bridging the Workforce Gap: A Partnership Between Academia and Horticulture Industries

Horticultural Science students have wide-ranging interests and hopes for horticultural careers. We need a wide range of opportunities for them. We are developing a database of these opportunities to connect employers with student experiences. 

Hemp growing in a greenhouse

Nov 13, 2019

Advancing Hemp Research

Pyxus International Inc. partners with NC State to optimize hemp production practices. 

Anna Stepanova and Jose Alonso in a room for growing plants.

Nov 8, 2019

New Genetic Engineering Toolset Produces Better-Modified Plants Faster, Easier

NC State profs Anna Stepanova and Jose Alonso share a new set of genetic engineering tools that makes recombineering large plant genes faster and easier in a paper published in the journal Plant Cell. The toolset will improve the precision and reliability of fundamental plant science, which forms the foundation for innovations in pest resistance, yield increases and growing season extensions. 

Woman smiling with her hand out to dog. In the background, a big red barn, tractor and chicken.

Nov 8, 2019

Veterans on the Farm

Two former military couples use their North Carolina Farm School experiences to introduce other veterans to opportunities in farming. 

Six men harvesting peppers in a field.

Nov 5, 2019

Toward a Better Harvest: Cutting Farm-Level Food Loss

New measurement methods developed at NC State University give farmers a better understanding of how much edible and marketable produce they could be losing at season’s end – and how that affects their bottom line. 

A variety of peppers

Nov 3, 2019

Reducing Bacterial Diseases in Peppers

NC State is part of a multistate research project to reduce bacterial diseases in peppers.