Mummy Blueberries Deceive Pollinators
Blueberries face a scourge. Like many crops, they are under constant attack by fungal infections, which jeopardize harvests, increase costs and labor, and threaten food security. For blueberries, one deceitful foe is the aptly-named mummy berry disease.
Study Finds Plants Would Grow Well in Solar Cell Greenhouses
Hortidaily “We were a little surprised – there was no real reduction in plant growth or health,” says Heike Sederoff, co-corresponding author of the study and a professor of plant biology at North Carolina State University. “It means the idea of integrating transparent solar cells into greenhouses can be done.”
N.C. ‘Economic Oracle’ to Retire This Month
Mike Walden is ending his 43-year NC State career, but he’s planning to continue to explain complex economics issues and trends in North Carolina and beyond.
Farmland in a Fast-Growing State
North Carolina is losing agricultural lands to development at a fast pace. What does this mean for our state? And what’s being done about it?