Grasslands cover a large area of the world’s surface, and overgrazing can contribute to runoff. But with new technology, cattle farmers use fences to improve water management on the farm and water quality in nearby streams. Hear what College of Agriculture and Life Sciences animal scientist Dr. Matt Poore had to say on the topic at the college’s recent Stewards of the Future: Water for a Growing World conference.
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You Decide: How Can Affordable Housing Be Increased?
As growth in big cities has outpaced growth elsewhere, the price of shelter increased. Lower income households can either live in smaller and crowded housing closer to their jobs in the city, or live farther away where prices are lower but commutes are longer. How can housing be affordable for more people?
NC State scientists are exploring the molecular-level processes that cause tomatoes to ripen, and what they find could have big implications for a range of traits -- from flavor to firmness -- in fruit-bearing crops.