Research

Feb 25, 2021

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. 

Feb 18, 2021

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.

Jan 28, 2021

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.

Jan 14, 2021

Shedding Light on the Secret Reproductive Lives of Honey Bees

Research at NC State and the University of British Columbia shows that there are trade-offs between sperm viability and the expression of a protein involved in the insect’s immune response.

Dec 16, 2020

Advancing Food Security and Food Safety through International Collaborations, a Seminar with Dr. Tawanda Muzhingi

The seminar with Dr. Tawanda Muzhingi from the International Potato Center highlights the impact of international collaboration in advancing food safety techniques to introduce the high nutrition orange flesh sweetpotato into the African market and impact food security.

Dec 1, 2020

Around the Globe, Groundwater Requires Local Governance

A new paper recently published by ARE faculty member, Eric Edwards, explores the incentives for cooperation and coordination required to govern groundwater around the globe. The overuse of groundwater threatens the water security of many regions in the United States, India, and China.

Nov 19, 2020

Otro mundo es Posible: Dr. María-Elena Cazar Ramírez

Dr. María-Elena Cazar Ramírez presented her experience in international research as part of the CALS SAIGE International Seminar Series. This presentation was hosted over Zoom and Facebook live, which opened the seminar up to attendees from all over the world. This was doubly appropriate for Dr. Cazar Ramírez’s presentation, “Building bridges with International Collaboration: a Journey from Ecuador to the world”.

Nov 19, 2020

$8.1M+ in Private Gifts Invigorate Greenhouse Gas Research in Agriculture

NC State is well-suited to lead these greenhouse gas mitigation studies. North Carolina’s variety of soils, climates and agricultural systems are representative of those in the tropical and subtropical world. Pioneering work at NC State was key in developing early soil management in Brazil, Peru and elsewhere.

Nov 16, 2020

CALS Faculty Selected as Borlaug Fellowship Mentors

In 2021, four Borlaug Fellowship scientists will be traveling from Turkey, Kazakhstan and Sri Lanka to spend three months at NC State conducting research with selected CALS faculty as part of the USDA-FAS Borlaug Fellowship Program. The Borlaug Fellowship Program’s aims are to connect established researchers from developing countries with international collaborative opportunities to promote economic growth and food security.

Oct 27, 2020

USDA to Fund NC State-Led Group on COVID-19 Food Safety

The two-year grant will support FoodCoVNET, a network of researchers at NC State, Rutgers, the University of Florida and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Scientists will focus on understanding the risks and best practices to address virus transmission between people in food settings like restaurants, produce packing facilities and food manufacturing settings.