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Author: D'Lyn Ford

Portrait of Lina Quesada-Ocampo holding basket of sweetpotatoes in greenhouse

Sep 13, 2021

Quesada-Ocampo Picked for ‘40 Under 40’ Honor

An NC State expert on plant diseases is honored for building a research and Extension program that meets growers' needs. 

Man in protective gear near bee swarm

Sep 2, 2021

Making a Beeline for RDU Airport

Traveling honeybees reach their new home with help from an NC State professor and beekeeping hobbyist. 

Lina Quesada and Camilo Parada examine a petri dish

Aug 17, 2021

Ph.D. Candidate Camilo Parada Wins Prestigious Award

Doctoral research on soilborne diseases in sweetpotatoes attracted support from a foundation. 

Horse and rider jumping

Aug 11, 2021

Economic Horsepower: NC’s Equine Industry

Horse lovers across the state are boosting North Carolina's economy and creating business opportunities in areas like Franklin County. 

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Jul 26, 2021

Power of Plants: Ph.D. Student Imani Madison

From studying cell differentiation in plants to building an inclusive community for plant biologists, NC State's Imani Madison is making a difference. 

Families take part in a pre-pandemic Plant Biology for Kids event.

Jun 16, 2021

Cultivating Curiosity and the Next Generation of Plant Scientists

Colleagues Terri Long and Anna Stepanova are part of a national push to highlight plants' contributions to our lives and the potential for rewarding careers in plant sciences. 

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.