Research

Sep 1, 2022

NC State Hosts USDA Borlaug Mentor Workshop

CALS International Programs hosted a Borlaug mentor workshop event where past mentors elaborated on their experience of being a Borlaug mentor.

May 26, 2022

The Gift of Perspective

Dr. Tom Wentworth, Emeritus Professor of Plant and Microbial Biology, and his wife, Linda Rudd, made a generous contribution to Research Pack Abroad, which supports student research and faculty travel abroad.

Apr 19, 2022

Four International Agribusiness Titans Commit to Collaborative Work in NC State University Plant Sciences Building

Bayer, BASF, SAS and Novozymes have agreed to collaborate with NC State University researchers at the new Plant Sciences Building, a leading-edge facility at the heart of the university’s N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative.

Oct 19, 2021

I AM CALS: Rick Brandenburg Serves Farmers in N.C., 50 Countries

After 38 years, an expert on pests in peanuts and turf finds international work more rewarding than ever.

Oct 19, 2021

CALS International Programs Partners for Our Planet’s Progress

CALS faculty members forge collaborations with industry, governments, research institutions and nonprofit organizations, working on every continent except Antarctica. Such projects have helped farmers in developing nations manage plant diseases and insects that harm life-sustaining crops; determined the toll that climate change is taking on rice, one of the world’s most important crops; improved nutrition; trained graduate students in advanced scientific technology—and much more.

Aug 16, 2021

Elevate NC State’s Plant Science Research

In early 2022 the global plant science community will have a new focal point for genetics and genomics research when the Genomic Sciences Laboratory opens in the NC State University Plant Sciences Building. “This new facility syncs well with the World Health Organization’s 2050 initiative to double food production in order to sustain the world’s fast-growing population,” GSL Director David Baltzegar, said.

Aug 12, 2021

Student Spotlight: Md Mahfuz Islam

Islam is one of six out of 101 college classmates who chose to pursue higher-level degrees abroad. He arrived in the U.S. in January 2021 after months of pandemic-related delays in the U.S. and Bangladesh that threatened his academic goals. Islam is now studying the impact of compost on the management of degraded or compacted construction sites and roadside urban soils.

Jul 22, 2021

Plants Return from Space in Microgravity Research Projects

The plant biology experiments of two NC State researchers are back on Earth after spending weeks at the International Space Station. Marcela Rojas-Pierce, a professor, and Imara Perera, a research professor, sent plant biology experiments to space in early June. Now, the projects have returned, and Rojas-Pierce and Perera will study how these plants have reacted and adapted to new and extreme environments.

Jun 14, 2021

Irish Potato Famine Pathogen Stoked Outbreaks on Six Continents

North Carolina State University researchers continue to track the evolution of different strains of the plant pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine in the 1840s, which set down roots in the United States before attacking Europe.

May 27, 2021

To Preserve Global Food Security, New Tools Needed to Prevent Plant Disease Pandemics

Plant diseases don’t stop at a nation’s borders and miles of oceans don’t prevent their spread, either. That’s why plant disease surveillance, improved plant disease detection systems and predictive plant disease modeling – integrated at the global scale – are necessary to mitigate future plant disease outbreaks and protect the global food supply.