Stories From Feb 2020

Feb 27, 2020

CALS Summer Programs

Some of our outstanding after school and summer programs are still accepting applications for 2020. We offer activities for students from pre-k all the way through high school with subjects ranging from poultry science to horticulture to conservation and beyond.

Feb 27, 2020

Lee Ivy – Strengthening the HortPack through Competition

Ivy has teamed up with industry professionals and fellow educators in coordinating the first North Carolina High School Landscape Competition (NCHSLC).

Feb 26, 2020

You Decide: Could a Virus Take Down the Economy?

With all the unknown that comes with viruses and outbreaks, what sort of impact could they have on our economy?

Feb 25, 2020  |  Research

The Buzz About Native Bees

Hannah Levenson, a graduate student in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, is using North Carolina’s research stations to survey native bees and study how wildflowers support native bee populations.

Feb 25, 2020

Fungi Fertilize the Future

NC State Department of Crop and Soil Sciences researcher Kevin Garcia sees a future in fertilizers where plants decide which nutrients they need.vCapitalizing on the plant/fungi codependence could set up a soil-borne GrubHub-type system where plants ‘order out’ the precise nutrient mix they need.

Feb 24, 2020

A Champion Beyond the Court

Impactful and purposeful might be the best way to describe College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alum and former NC State basketball player Sam Hunt.

Feb 21, 2020

Economic Perspective: Inflation and Product Quality

When calculating inflation, how does one account for increases in product quality that affect the product's price?

Feb 21, 2020

Tiny Tents on Campus are Bee Research at Work

College of Natural Resources student Kirsten Keleher collects insect data for a research project about ground-nesting insects and bees. She's working with Applied Ecology assistant professor Elsa Youngsteadt on the project.

Feb 20, 2020

9 Reasons To Choose A College Major in Turfgrass

Do you enjoy working outdoors, creating beautiful surroundings, analyzing environmental plant responses, or growing high-value crops? A yes to any of these means a career in turfgrass management might be for you.

Feb 18, 2020

Economic Perspective: Are We Driving Less?

The automobile has always been a staple of every day life in our country, but does recent data show we're driving less? If so, how could this impact the future?