CALS Names New Department Head
Nationally and internationally recognized economist JunJie Wu who is an expert in agricultural and environmental policy and has a passion for university teaching, research and extension education will join NC State as the head of the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics this September.
Dr. Miljan Erbez: Development Projects in Agriculture
Dr. Miljan Erbez, Higher Senior Associate for EU Integration in animal husbandry in the Ministry of Agriculture from Bosnia and Herzegovina, traveled to NC State in 2017 as part of the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Cochran Fellowship Program and recently gave a presentation for the CALS SAIGE International Seminar series this March.
Farm-Level Study Shows Rising Temperatures Hurt Rice Yields
A study of the relationship between temperature and yields of various rice varieties, based on 50 years of weather and rice-yield data from farms in the Philippines, suggests that warming temperatures negatively affect rice yields.
Dr. Anna Stepanova Presents for Turkish University Student Congress
Dr. Anna Stepanova, Associate Professor in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology was invited to present during the Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University as part of their GENCOMU Student Congress.
Mike Jones: Carlson Award Recipient 2020-2021
Mike Jones, recent graduate of the Economics Graduate Program has been nominated for the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award which also means he is the recipient of the 2020-2021 Carlson Award. Mike's dissertation provided timely analysis on the use of genetically engineered insects to make farming more profitable in places like the Philippines.
Hamilton Chiango: Drought and Physiological Changes in Maize
Hamilton Chiango from Mozambique presented his USDA-FAS Borlaug Fellowship findings for a CALS SAIGE International Seminar. The fellowship focused on finding genotypes that can resist dry soil as a result of drought, which would be a significant success for the future of farming in Mozambique.
Invasive Flies Prefer Untouched Territory When Laying Eggs
The finding raises questions about how the flies can tell whether a piece of fruit is virgin territory – and what that might mean for pest control.
PSI Profile: Ross Sozzani, Platform Director for Plant Improvement
The plant improvement platform director for the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative shares her vision: collaboration, innovative crop technologies and students ready for the workforce.
Q&A: Director Sid Thakur on How NC State’s Global Health Program is Changing the World
Thakur talks about the importance of veterinarians to global health, the program’s plans for the future and why he’s optimistic that NC State can make a real difference in addressing the world’s most pressing health challenges.
Intercontinental Study Sheds Light on the Microbial Life of Sourdough
In a study of 500 sourdough starters spanning four continents, scientists have garnered new insights into the environmental factors that contribute to each sourdough starter’s microbial ecosystem, and how different types of microbes influence both a sourdough’s aroma and how quickly the sourdough rises.