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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.

Mar 4, 2019

Dying Trees in Cities? Blame It on the Concrete

A study of the effects of urbanization, scale-insect abundance and latitudinal warming on trees shows a surprising result.

Feb 14, 2019

Is Hemp The Same Thing As Marijuana?

What’s the difference between marijuana and hemp?

Feb 12, 2019

Fueling the Future: Elephant Grass as Potential Biofuel Material (And More)

A common perennial grass may hold uncommon promise for research, agriculture and industry – and it may even fuel the future. A team of NC State scientists are exploring the potential of miscanthus.

Dec 6, 2018

NC State Helps Homegrown Holiday Hobby

With the help of NC State soil scientists, CNR researchers and local extension agents, Ricky Postell is growing his Christmas tree operation.