Impact

May 22, 2017

Expand Your Garden Palette with Choice Plants

Looking for something new to spruce up your yard or garden? For those in the Southeast or mid-Atlantic, JC Raulston Arboretum’s Choice Plants program has several recommendations.

May 17, 2017

Extension Front and Center at First Rural Day

Rural Day aimed to raise awareness of the issues crippling North Carolina’s rural communities and inspire action. And Extension is helping lead the way, improving the lives of citizens from the mountains to the coast.

May 17, 2017

The Boll Weevil War, or How Farmers and Scientists Saved Cotton in the South

Dominic Reisig, NC State associate professor of entomology, recently published an article on the university's research blog about efforts to eradicate the South's most (in)famous plant pest.

May 10, 2017

Extraordinary Grads, Endless Opportunities

The homestretch is narrowing, and the end is in sight. Meet eight of the college's outstanding students poised to receive degrees at commencement exercises this weekend.

May 9, 2017

Jaykus Wins University’s Top Honor

Lee-Ann Jaykus, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor in the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, has been awarded the Alexander Quarles Holladay Medal for Excellence.

May 9, 2017

Big Data Yields Plant Sciences Innovation

Computer scientists, data analytics experts and information technology professionals will play a role in the success of the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative. A recent workshop focused on how to improve the collection, analysis and applicability of agriculture’s big data.

May 8, 2017

Plant Sciences Initiative Task Forces Report Recommendations

Task forces charged with mapping a vision for the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative came together May 1 at NC State University’s McKimmon Center to discuss and share recommendations, learn about next steps and celebrate progress.

May 4, 2017

‘Princess Pheromone’ Tells Ants Which Larvae Are Destined to Be Queens

For Indian jumping ants (Harpegnathos saltator), becoming royalty is all about timing.

May 3, 2017

Extraordinary Faculty

CALS faculty honored by students through the NC State Thank a Teacher program skyrocket past expectations. Here, their students tell us how.

May 2, 2017

Organic Tobacco: Better Ways to Get Off to a Good Start

Interest in organic tobacco farming has been growing in recent years, and at NC State University, researchers are taking the guessing game out of one of the most important steps in production: how best to fertilize seedlings.