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Feb 23, 2018

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.

Feb 22, 2018

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.

Feb 21, 2018

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?

Feb 19, 2018

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.

Jan 25, 2018

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.

Jan 17, 2018

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.

Jan 16, 2018

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.

Jan 12, 2018

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.

Dec 26, 2017

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.

Dec 19, 2017

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.