Partner Profile: DSM Strengthens Research Partnership with NC State
NC State and DSM Nutritional Products signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to enhance their research partnership studying animal gut health and nutrition, on Feb. 19.
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.
Carlos Iglesias: New Director of the Plant Breeding Consortium
In January the Plant Breeding Consortium welcomed Carlos Iglesias as its new director. He comes with decades of experience leading plant breeding programs in the public and private sectors and has worked with many different crops.
Greenhouse Vegetable Growers Support N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative
In honor of NC State’s past support and continued partnership, the North Carolina Greenhouse Vegetable Growers’ Association has donated $7,000 to the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative.
Salty Algae Leads to Sweet Success
NC State University professor Heike Sederoff started studying saltwater algae more than a decade ago as part of a project to use algae to make biofuel. This research led to a recent paper in the journal Nature and a biofuels patent application.
N.C. PSI, SAS to Harness the Power of Data
SAS will build off of its longstanding partnership with NC State and embed full-time data scientists within the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative to collaborate on various research efforts ensure a safe and sustainable food supply.
Fred Gould: My Journey to Interdisciplinary Research
Fred Gould shares his journey from graduate school to interdisciplinary research on genetically modified pests and beyond, as well as the challenges he overcame along the way.
Lightning Round: Knitting Networks and Seeding Solutions
The North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative organized a lightning session on Wednesday, Nov. 13 designed to spark research collaborations to tackle grand challenges, whether they ended up being focused on plant sciences or not.
$10M Grant to NC State, USDA-ARS to Advance Cover Crops, Transform Agriculture
Chris Reberg-Horton, a professor in Crop and Soil Science, will co-lead a five-year, $10 million grant to improve the sustainability and profitability of agriculture by advancing the study and use of cover crops such as rye, clover and radishes.
New Genetic Engineering Toolset Produces Better-Modified Plants Faster, Easier
NC State researchers share a new set of genetic engineering tools that makes modifying large plant genes faster and easier. This should improve the precision and reliability of the foundation for innovations in pest resistance, yield increases and growing season extensions.