Student Spotlight: Hooked on Horticulture
David Denton’s quest to become a plant scientist started, humbly enough, with curiosity over backyard weeds. Now, the NC State senior in horticultural science is well on his way to a plant breeding career.
Faculty Leads in Fulbright Scholars
NC State ranks among an elite group of globally engaged universities producing the highest number of Fulbright Scholars. The scholarships give faculty members the opportunity to teach or conduct research abroad.
Flowers Aren’t Enough: How Urban Heat Affects Bee Populations
In cities, even gardens rich with flowers do not have the same bee abundance or diversity as natural areas. Why not?
Wait a Minute: Is That a Tree?
Remember Lupin, the corpse flower that put up a big stink at NC State University’s plant conservatory about a year and a half ago? Well, he’s changed — big time.
New Program Addresses the Business of Farming
The Executive Farm Management Program aims to help North Carolina farmers effectively lead complex organizations and compete on a global scale.
Blueberries: Student Works to Create Disease-Resistant Cultivars
Graduate student Ashley Yow is looking for ways to create blueberries that are resistant to mummy berry disease.
Looking Ahead to Farm School
Designed for aspiring farmers, the North Carolina Farm School attracts people from all walks of life, including experienced farmers like Miriam Lewis who want to learn about the business side of agriculture.
What You Should Know About CRISPR
You’ve seen headlines and possibly even heard podcasts on the topic of genetic editing. If you have not yet memorized the acronym CRISPR, you may want to start.
Highlights and Hopes: Dean Linton’s Reflections at the Start of a New Year
Another year in the books for CALS – and it was a big one. 2017 saw major advancements in each of the college’s initiatives, multiple new department head and faculty hires, innovative new programs to increase student access, record fundraising and research award totals … and the list goes on.
Grant Helps Farmer Develop a Christmas Destination
Kevin Gray has Christmas trees galore on his farm, and, with the help of NC State Extension, he’s growing a greenhouse full of poinsettias.