Faculty Focus

Jun 18, 2020  |  Faculty Focus

Faculty Focus: Ferket Works with Companies to Improve Poultry Health and Growth

Peter Ferket has spent more than 30 years working with many companies in the poultry, feed and allied industries to improve poultry health, nutrition and production efficiency.

May 7, 2020  |  Faculty Focus

Faculty Focus: Holland Wins International Maize Genetics Award

Jim Holland, a U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service plant breeder and geneticist based in NC State’s Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, received an international maize genetics award for his decades of research on corn diversity and breeding in disease resistance.

Feb 17, 2020  |  Faculty and Staff

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.

Dec 2, 2019  |  Initiatives

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.

Sep 27, 2019

Rutgers Gardens’ Hamilton Award Goes to Dennis Werner

NC State University plant breeder Dennis Werner is on a roll: In August, he won both judges' and people's awards at a large annual garden show in Oregon, and in late September, he picked up Rutgers Gardens' prestigious 2019 Hamilton Award.

Aug 23, 2019

On Call with Veggie Doc Lina Quesada-Ocampo

NC State scientist Lina Quesada is on the front lines with county Extension agents in helping vegetable growers deal with devastating plant diseases.

Aug 20, 2019

Could 3D-Printed Plants Unlock a Revolution?

Major agricultural innovation is needed to meet the world’s ever-increasing need for food, fuel and fiber. And Ross Sozzani has set her sights on an innovative way to get there: 3D-printed plants.

Jun 26, 2019

Faculty Focus: Spayd is a Winner in Growing the U.S. Wine-Grape Industry

NC State University Professor Emerita Sara Spayd has spent decades working to build the U.S. wine-grape industry, and the American Society of Enology and Viticulture recently celebrated her accomplishments with its highest honor, the Award of Merit.

Jun 11, 2019

What Has Fatherhood Taught You? We Ask Some of CALS’ Great Dads

From Ph.D. candidates to the dean himself, we asked some of the dads in our midst for their thoughts on fatherhood, just in time for Father's Day.

May 1, 2019

Ready for New Strawberry Choices? Meet ‘Liz’ And ‘Rocco’

NC State’s strawberry breeding team is developing new varieties suited for our state’s climate and growing conditions. One is named for CALS alumnus and long-time research specialist Rocco Schiavone.