Phytotron Stands the Test of Time
In the growth chambers and greenhouses of the Phytotron, researchers find ways to improve agriculture, the environment and even transportation and medicine.
Far from Being Futile, Resistance is This Tree Breeder’s Goal
At the Mountain Research Station in Waynesville, postdoctoral researcher Ben Smith patiently tends thousands of evergreen seedlings. His goal: to find at least a few that will tolerate two tiny but troublesome pests.
Maturing South Atlantic Hop Industry is Topic for March Conference
When it comes to producing hops the South Atlantic is maturing – so much so that an annual conference focused on the industry will be much more “homegrown” than ever.
Scientists Crack the Genetic Code Determining Leaf Shape in Cotton
The discovery opens the door to producing cotton varieties ideally suited for agriculture, says Dr. Vasu Kuraparthy of NC State’s Department of Crop and Soil Sciences.
New Class Covers Regulatory Affairs for Biotech, Crop Protection
To introduce students to the complex world of state, national and international regulations governing agricultural biotechnology, pesticides and biological products, NC State offered a one-of-a-kind course this fall.
Students in Large-Scale Organic Agriculture to Benefit from Gift
A new endowment, funded by Frank and Judi Grainger, will support undergraduate students pursuing hands-on research and travel experiences related to organic crop production.
Clouse Named AAAS Fellow
Dr. Steven D. Clouse, an emeritus professor from NC State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Poinsettias on Display Dec. 4
Get in the holiday spirit this weekend at the annual Poinsettia Open House at NC State University’s JC Raulston Arboretum. The free event — featuring over 100 cultivars of poinsettias — will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday Dec. 4.
Faculty Focus: Behind the Scenes in the Vascular Plant Herbarium
NC State University’s Vascular Plant Herbarium Director describes what it’s like to look after more than a hundred thousand plant specimens – and why it’s important.
Vivian Howard to Speak at NC State
Award-winning chef, TV personality, author and NC State alumna Vivian Howard will return to campus Dec. 15 to deliver the annual Eloise S. Cofer Lecture on connecting food, family and community.