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Sep 5, 2019

NC State’s Plant Sciences Building: What People Are Saying

Excitement is building as NC State University ceremonially breaks ground on its Plant Sciences Building on Sept. 6. Here’s what elected officials and leaders at NC State and in agriculture are saying.

Aug 5, 2019

On Call with Veggie Doc Lina Quesada-Ocampo

NC State scientist Lina Quesada is on the front lines with county Extension agents in helping vegetable growers deal with devastating plant diseases.

Jul 30, 2019

“Mr. Christmas” is N.C. Farmer of the Year: CALS’ Own Johnny Wishon

In the mountains near Sparta, they call him “Mr. Christmas,” but these days, NC State alum and Christmas-tree farmer Johnny Wishon is known as North Carolina’s 2019 Farmer of the Year.

Jul 26, 2019

Crop Protection Research Program Headquarters to Move from Rutgers to Raleigh

The IR-4 Project delivers science-based solutions for specialty crop growers, and CALS leaders are excited about welcoming the headquarters to NC State.

Jun 10, 2019

New Microneedle Technique Speeds Plant Disease Detection

Researchers have developed a new technique that uses microneedle patches to collect DNA from plant tissues in one minute, rather than the hours needed for conventional techniques.

Apr 29, 2019

Can Sweet Potatoes Save the World?

NC State grew the North Carolina sweet potato industry into a global powerhouse. Now we’re leading the effort to breed sweet potatoes that could provide economic opportunities and better nutrition for people in African countries.

Apr 24, 2019

Nontraditional: Full-Time Student, Full-Time Worker

Hunter Landis is pursuing a master’s degree in horticultural science – while working full-time as an agronomist at the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, where he advises plant growers on ways to improve crop production.

Apr 17, 2019

Arboretum’s Annual Garden Party, Rare Plant Auction Set for May 5​​​​​​

Make plans now to attend the JC Raulston Arboretum’s 25th annual spring garden party and plant auction on May 5.

Apr 16, 2019

Research in Bloom: The JC Raulston Arboretum

One of Raleigh’s most popular and beguiling outdoor spaces, the J.C. Raulston Arboretum is a remarkable horticultural research entity of international renown.

Apr 5, 2019

New Project to Strengthen Local Food Systems in Western NC

The Appalachian Regional Commission has awarded the Center for Environmental Farming Systems $1.1 million to work on sustainable food systems in seven mountain counties in North Carolina.