Impact

Sep 18, 2020

Student Spotlight: Andrew Howell

The most impactful experience for me so far was conducting research in New Zealand. At the beginning of my Ph.D. program three years ago, I was offered an opportunity to collaborate with the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA). I spent 6 months conducting research on a novel aquatic herbicide which was in the labeling process here in the US at the time.

Sep 8, 2020

Science Confirms Coronavirus not Transmitted by Food

While Chinese authorities are requiring additional tests on frozen meat and poultry for traces of the virus that causes COVID-19, this scientific review by NC State CALS researchers and the American Frozen Food Institute finds that SARS-CoV-2 cannot be spread by foodborne routes.

Sep 3, 2020

Syngenta Donates One-of-a-Kind Laboratory Equipment to N.C. PSI

Long-time NC State corporate partner Syngenta, a global agriculture company, donated four plant growth chambers with unique capabilities and a specialized weighing system for water-use research to NC State’s Plant Sciences Initiative. The Plant Sciences Building is scheduled to open in early 2022.

Aug 25, 2020

What a Changing Climate May Mean for Crop Pests

Agricultural systems in most parts of the world are the result of generations of trial and error (and, over the last 100 or so years, agricultural research) that, ultimately, reduce that risk as much as possible. In other words, agriculture depends on the local predictability of environmental conditions. Climate change reduces that predictability.

Aug 5, 2020

Thinking Big: Interview with Borlaug Fellow Fatma Gül Maraş Vanlioğlu

Fatma Gül Maraş Vanlioğlu sat down for a short interview with CALS International Programs during her three month Borlaug Fellowship at NC State.

Aug 4, 2020

The Economic Impact of Microwave Processing: From Greene County to Kenya

Josip Simunovic has a passion for improving the world. One food product at a time. His microwave processing technology to turn ugly produce into long-lasting puree has had a major economic impact on communities from eastern North Carolina to Kenya.

Jul 23, 2020

Delivery of Personal Protection Equipment for Agricultural Workers

With support from North Carolina Cooperative Extension, a statewide partnership will deliver 900,000+ masks and infection control supplies to protect health and safety of farmers and agriculture workers.

Jul 16, 2020

‘Map’ of Sweetpotato Genome to Improve Breeding Efforts

NC State scientists recently published a scientific paper that mapped the genetic locations of economically important traits in sweetpotatoes such as higher yield and disease resistance. Through collaborative work between NC State and the International Potato Center (CIP), they have improved sweetpotato breeding efforts.

Jul 7, 2020

Pork, Pandemics and Politics: U.S. Agricultural Trade with China

This issue of the NC Economist explores the impact of recent events on the nuanced agricultural trade partnership between the United States and China. Buffeted by the coronavirus pandemic and political disagreements, what can farmers expect of exports to China in the challenging year ahead?

Jul 1, 2020

Around the World with Prestage Department of Poultry Science

Explore the global impact of Prestage Department of Poultry Science through their interactive map highlighting some of their international activities.