Student Spotlight: Hooked on Horticulture
David Denton’s quest to become a plant scientist started, humbly enough, with curiosity over backyard weeds. Now, the NC State senior in horticultural science is well on his way to a plant breeding career.
‘Demographic Compensation’ May Not Save Plants Facing Climate Change
An in-depth look at how plants respond to climate change shows mixed results for the phenomenon of “demographic compensation” as a way for plants to avoid severe population declines.
Wait a Minute: Is That a Tree?
Remember Lupin, the corpse flower that put up a big stink at NC State University’s plant conservatory about a year and a half ago? Well, he’s changed -- big time.
Bed Bug Histamines Are Substantial, Persistent in Infested Homes
Bed bugs may soon be considered more than a nuisance pest. New research shows that bed bugs produce a lot of histamines that trigger allergic reactions in humans, and that these histamines don't go away for long periods of time -- even if the bed bugs are eliminated.
How Solitary Cockroaches Gave Rise to Social Termites: Tales from Two Genomes
Termites are 'social cockroaches.' NC State researchers examine the genomes of both termites and cockroaches to find clues about how this evolution occurred.
After the Flood: Rebuilding an Extension Center
In the 15 months since Hurricane Matthew flooded their building, Lenoir County’s Extension staff members have worked under trying conditions. But with a new building under construction, the future looks brighter.
Venus Flytraps Don’t Eat The Insects That Pollinate Them
NC State researchers discover which insects pollinate Venus flytraps – and learn that flytraps don’t dine on them.
AgPack Strong: Ag Institute Grad Jason Barbour Diversifies
Johnston County farmer Jason Barbour grows a lot of the usual North Carolina crops – tobacco, sweet potatoes, small grains, soybeans and corn. But in recent years, with help from NC State Extension, the NC State Agricultural Institute grad added a crop that wouldn’t make that list: popcorn.
New Program Addresses the Business of Farming
The Executive Farm Management Program aims to help North Carolina farmers effectively lead complex organizations and compete on a global scale.
Looking Ahead to Farm School
Designed for aspiring farmers, the North Carolina Farm School attracts people from all walks of life, including experienced farmers like Miriam Lewis who want to learn about the business side of agriculture.