Stories From Nov 2020

Nov 30, 2020

Partner Profile: North Carolina SweetPotato Commission

The commission is specifically interested in identifying new varieties of sweetpotatoes that are resistant to pests and disease, easier to harvest and require less infrastructure for curing, all while protecting taste and quality standards.

Nov 20, 2020

Pi Alpha Xi Finds Success with Online Plant Sale

Despite cancelling their spring plant sale due to COVID-19, Pi Alpha Xi was determined to have their fall sale. With the help of N.C. Cooperative Extension’s Debbie Roos, the student fraternity moved their sale online.

Nov 17, 2020

NC State Researchers Take On COVID-19

Toxicologist Jane Hoppin is among the NC State researchers who have pivoted to use their work to study aspects of this deadly disease.

Nov 10, 2020

We Modified Crops to Kill Pests, and Pests Evolved to Adapt. Now What?

What can be done to preserve pesticide resistance?

Nov 10, 2020

Waste Solutions: Vermicomposting

When it comes to waste management, NC State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences delivers solutions. Learn how Rhonda Sherman helps others use worms to create valuable soil amendments from agricultural wastes.

Nov 6, 2020

Grow Box Gets Kids Growing — Fall Vegetables, That Is

Family life tends to run in constant motion, and the hectic pace can make it hard to slow down, spend time with each other and celebrate cherished relationships. Enter the Grow Box. 

Nov 5, 2020

Raising Protein and Produce With Aquaponics

Since graduating from NC State in 2013, CALS alumnus Ashton Thompson has focused on sustainability in food production.