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Author: D'Lyn Ford

Bumps, knots and cracking of a sweet potato root from the guava root-knot nematode.

Jun 9, 2021

How You Can Help Stop a Plant Pest

Farmers and gardeners can help root out a new nematode that spreads aggressively in North Carolina vegetable crops. 

Shuijin Hu in lab with Sean Bloszies, a postdoctoral researcher

May 26, 2021

Faculty Focus: Shuijin Hu Breaks Ground with Soils and Climate Change Research

Learn more about the influential researcher who's being honored for career contributions to the science of ecology. 

May 18, 2021

Preserving Sweetpotato Exports

A research team is exploring ways to protect the quality of sweetpotatoes shipped to Europe, following changes in regulations. 

Rodolphe Barrangou in the lab

May 2, 2021

What’s the Big Deal About CRISPR?

If you’ve had a bite of cheese, yogurt or another commercially produced dairy product, you’ve eaten a CRISPR-enhanced food. From better dairy foods to more resilient crops to new treatments for genetic diseases, this Nobel-winning technology holds promise. 

Extension 4-H agent Catherine Shelley holds a chick for students Naquez Cole and Landon Davis

Apr 26, 2021

Learning About Creatures Great and Small Through 4-H 

Kids can’t wait to learn more about animals through 4-H. Here are some new ideas we’ve hatched during the pandemic. 

Members of the Debnam family at the seed library

Apr 19, 2021

Master Gardener Volunteers Tend to the Community

Pandemic limitations were no match for the fertile imaginations of Master Gardener volunteers, who delivered fresh food to seniors, built a seed library and found new ways to help the hungry. 

Mar 29, 2021

Lending a Hand With the Pfizer Vaccine

CALS alumnus David Huffman volunteered for a hands-on team at Pfizer and ended up in an ABC vaccine special. Here's how his bioprocessing degree paved the way. 

Mar 10, 2021

Beloved Dairy Researcher Klaenhammer Dies

Probiotics pioneer Todd R. Klaenhammer, an NC State faculty member for 40 years and the first food scientist to be elected to the National Academy of Sciences, died March 6. 

Three female nurses standing next to a freezer.

Mar 1, 2021

COVID Cooperation: Finding Freezer Space for Vaccines

What do coronavirus vaccines and wildlife tissue samples have in common? The need for ultracold storage to preserve genetic material. 

Feb 8, 2021

PSI Profile: Ross Sozzani, Platform Director for Plant Improvement

The plant improvement platform director for the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative shares her vision: collaboration, innovative crop technologies and students ready for the workforce.