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Author: Sam Jones


May 6, 2024

Growing a Homerun Peanut

Nearly all of the peanuts we munch on at major and minor league baseball games came from the peanut breeding program at NC State University. 

lotus roots

Apr 8, 2024

Giving Symbiosis Back to the Brassicas

Heike Sederoff and her team are trying to understanding the symbiotic relationship between certain plants and the fungi and bacteria in the soil so they might some day return that lost relationship to the brassicas. 

tiny green plants

Mar 18, 2024

Domesticating Duckweed, 300 Samples at a Time

What does it take to domesticate a plant? Ryan Sartor is creating unique systems for testing duckweed, an aquatic plant that grows on wastewater. 

woman stand in front of trees and white building with a brown roof

Feb 28, 2024

What is an Eating Disorder and How to Get Help

In recognition of Eating Disorders Awareness Week, CALS alumna and registered dietitian Cara Mowery explains what an eating disorder is and provides resources for getting help. 

Rebecca Irwin

Feb 12, 2024

Irwin to Study Bee Abundance With Support From Kriz Endowment

With support from the Kriz Faculty Study Leave Endowment, Rebecca Irwin, professor of applied ecology, will return to Colorado later this year to continue studying bee abundance in the Rocky Mountains. 

adult corn earworm moth

Feb 5, 2024

Beam Me Up: Using Lasers to Detect Moth Migrations

An interdisciplinary team of researchers use an advanced laser technology to detect moth migrations in eastern North Carolina. 

people signing documents at a formal ceremony

Jan 16, 2024

To Moldova and Back: A Sustainable Partnership in the Making

A new partnership between NC State and Moldova aims to grow collaboration on sustainable irrigation, climate-smart agriculture and agtech. 

A Northern water snake

Oct 24, 2023

A Parasitic Haunting: When Snakes are Eaten From Within

Skylar Hopkins and her Sustainable Health Ecology Lab study snake parasites to gain a better understanding of snake ecology. 

drone photo of the Plant Sciences Building

Oct 16, 2023

Four Students Receive First Graduate Student Endowment for N.C. PSI

Four graduate students have been awarded the inaugural Norma L. Trolinder N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative Graduate Student Endowment. 

Guests of the East Africa symposium at Howling Cow Creamery

Sep 27, 2023

Symposium Strengthens Partnership with East African Countries

Experts from Kenya, Malawi, Uganda and Tanzania visited NC State for a three-day symposium to foster sustainable agricultural development and improve health and well-being in rural East African communities.