The Beloved Blueberry: Five Facts
Blueberries are in peak season in North Carolina. They’re flavorful – both sweet and tart – and they deliver health and economic benefits. Find out more about these summertime treats and a few things NC State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is doing to make them even better.
Bridging the Big Data Divide
Unprecedented amounts of agricultural data have been collected from satellites, drones, underground sensors, and all forms of machinery, but few people can use this data to its maximum potential. The new and innovative Ag Data Science Certificate course is training students to meet the high demand for data science expertise in agriculture.
Goodnight Early Career Innovators Named
Dr. Ricardo Hernandez and four other CALS faculty members are among the inaugural winners of NC State's Goodnight Early Career Innovators Award.
Amanda DeLucia: Aspiring Agriculture Educator
Have you stood in the middle of the NC State brickyard all night with a bunch of animals? This was a pinnacle moment for graduating senior Amanda DeLucia in her NC State experiences and supporting Ag Awareness Week (AAW). As she nears graduation, DeLucia reflects upon many bittersweet in-person moments.
Dr. Williams Wins Iman Teaching Award
NC State adjunct professor, alumni, and Kansas State University distinguished teaching scholar of horticulture and natural resources, found a life inspired by her family’s large gardens and love of teaching. Recently, that work earned Wiliams the Iman Outstanding Faculty Award for Teaching from Kansas State.
Elevating Weed Science Society Through Research
Through all of the pandemic challenges, a few challenges have directly impacted university research and its progress. In the Department of Horticultural Science, the Vegetable and Small Fruit Weed Science program has shown continued resolve to excel while facing new normals.
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.
International Plant Breeding Virtual Seminar Series
NC State University’s Plant Breeding Consortium is pleased to announce a new seminar series in International Plant Breeding. Our goal is to build a platform that would bring together a global community of persons directly or indirectly working in plant breeding, or with just the interest to learn about what is fueling plant breeding in different parts of the world.
New Book: Gardening for Bees, Butterflies and More
A step-by-step book from NC State faculty members helps gardeners design and maintain beautiful habitats to support pollinators.
Farm Transition Tactics
William Hamilton is a 15-year veteran dealing with farmland in North Carolina, specializing in a wide array of issues that families may face when considering passing the farm on to the next generation or getting out of it altogether. Learn a variety of considerations and perhaps most compelling, creating opportunities for the next generation of farmers to access farmland.