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August 2019

Aerial view of downtown Raleigh

Aug 30, 2019

You Decide: How is North Carolina’s Economy Doing?

NC State University economist Mike Walden provides a mid-year look at how North Carolina's economy is doing. 

Close up of blueberries and blueberry gummies.

Aug 29, 2019

Coming Up: Healthier Foods, With Less Food Loss

A partnership rich with Wolfpack DNA leads to a winning new food for health-conscious consumers. And more products are on their way, made largely from leftovers from farms and food processors. 

NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences professor Dr. Mike Walden working in a recording studio.

Aug 28, 2019

Economic Perspective: Economic Impacts of Delaying Marriage

Are there any economic impacts with the trend of young people delaying marriage? 

The handheld technology allows farmers to identify plant diseases in the field. Photo credit: Zheng Li, NC State University

Aug 28, 2019

Portable Tech Sniffs Out Plant Disease In The Field

NC State researchers have developed portable technology that allows farmers to identify plant diseases in the field. The handheld device, which is plugged into a smartphone, works by sampling the airborne volatile organic compounds. 

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Aug 27, 2019

North Carolina 4-H Honored for Contributions to YouthVoice Program

Sarah Kotzian and Mike Yoder are recognized for helping develop the next generation of leaders to county government. 

woman scientist in laboratory

Aug 23, 2019

On Call with Veggie Doc Lina Quesada-Ocampo

NC State scientist Lina Quesada is on the front lines with county Extension agents in helping vegetable growers deal with devastating plant diseases. 

In the dark, children huddling near a fire

Aug 22, 2019

Destination Madagascar: Week 4

Through the Ants and Canopy Bootcamp, a group of college students from the U.S. and Madagascar are exploring diversity in ants – and learning to climb trees – with NC State's Bonnie Blaimer and the California Academy of Sciences' Brian Fisher. 

NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences professor Dr. Mike Walden working in a recording studio.

Aug 20, 2019

Economic Perspective: Impact of the Rate Cut on Consumers

How does the latest interest rate cut effect consumers? 

Researcher Ross Sozzani seated by a 3D printer.

Aug 20, 2019

Could 3D-Printed Plants Unlock a Revolution?

Major agricultural innovation is needed to meet the world’s ever-increasing need for food, fuel and fiber. And Ross Sozzani has set her sights on an innovative way to get there: 3D-printed plants. 

Fire ants crawling on plywood

Aug 20, 2019

Homegrown: Controlling Fire Ants In Your Yard

How do you spot a fire ant infestation? What do fire ants look like? And most importantly, how can you get rid of them? Homegrown shares tips and tools to help keep your yard fire ant-free.