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Author: Mick Kulikowski

A food scientist hydrates a protein for use in a food formulation.

May 31, 2024

Bezos Earth Fund Grant Creates Sustainable Protein Research Hub at NC State

Research will engage academic and industry partners to create and commercialize new technologies to shape the future of sustainable food production. 

Apr 18, 2024

2 CALS Faculty Included in New Class of AAAS Fellows

Plant and Microbial Biology professors Qiuyun Xiang and Jose Alonso are among six NC State faculty elected as the newest Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. 

Researcher works with carrots to study pigmentation, domestication

Sep 28, 2023

What Makes a Carrot Orange?

Three recessive genes are required to give carrots their orange color – and the beneficial precursor of vitamin A. 

Photo of CRISPR-modified and wild trees in an NC State greenhouse.

Jul 13, 2023

Building a Better Forest Tree With CRISPR Gene Editing

Researchers reduce lignin levels and improve wood properties in poplar trees using the increasingly popular gene-editing system. 

Scanning electron microscopy image of a chigger.

Jul 12, 2023

Bacterium Associated With Disease Found in N.C. Chiggers

The disease, scrub typhus, presents symptoms similar to Rocky Mountain spotted fever. 

Picture of florescent flies.

Jun 12, 2023

CRISPR/Cas9-Based Gene Drive Could Suppress Agricultural Pests

Researchers use for the first time a gene-drive system on an important agricultural pest. 

"Drought on Lake Mead" by U.S. Geological Survey is marked with CC0 1.0.

Apr 19, 2023

Study: Tribal Water Rights Underutilized in U.S. West

Lack of irrigation infrastructure and convoluted land ownership issues represent the major impediments to tribes, the study suggests. 

Fall armyworm moth.

Apr 11, 2023

Perfume Component Helps Lure Male Moth Pests

Adding a small amount of a perfume component to pheromones helps attract male fall armyworms looking for a good time. 

Potato plant with late blight

Apr 4, 2023

NC State Researchers Assemble Pathogen ‘Tree of Life’

Researchers provide an open-access tool to capture new data on a global plant destroyer, Phytophthora. 

Tractor at a cover crop conference in North Carolina.

Mar 23, 2023

Study Shows Cover Crops Help Mitigate Farmer Losses

Results suggest cover crops can keep soil drier and healthier, allowing Midwestern farmers to plant cash crops after flooding.