Mollie Rappe

Feb 17, 2020

Carlos Iglesias: New Director of the Plant Breeding Consortium

In January the Plant Breeding Consortium welcomed Carlos Iglesias as its new director. He comes with decades of experience leading plant breeding programs in the public and private sectors and has worked with many different crops.

Jan 29, 2020

Greenhouse Vegetable Growers Support N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative

In honor of NC State’s past support and continued partnership, the North Carolina Greenhouse Vegetable Growers’ Association has donated $7,000 to the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative.

Dec 3, 2019

N.C. PSI, SAS to Harness the Power of Data

SAS will build off of its longstanding partnership with NC State and embed full-time data scientists within the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative to collaborate on various research efforts ensure a safe and sustainable food supply.

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.

Oct 30, 2019

Candy Orr Honored for Leadership in Agricultural Health and Safety

Candy Orr has devoted her 24-year career to ensuring the safety and well-being of those she works with. She was recognized for her safety leadership with an award from NC State and Eastman Chemical Company.