Impact

May 22, 2018

“Don’t Be Afraid Of The Unknown”: Poultry Science’s Brooke Bartz

Graduate student Brooke Bartz studies the effects of LED lighting on bird behavior and performance — with fascinating results.

May 18, 2018

Think Chimpanzee Beds Are Dirtier Than Human Ones? Think Again

Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) appear to keep tidier sleeping arrangements than humans do. That’s one finding of a recent study that evaluated the microbes and arthropods found in the treetop beds that chimpanzees make each night.

May 18, 2018

What Happens If We Run Out? Pesticide Resistance Needs Attention, Large-Scale Study

To slow the evolutionary progression of weeds and insect pests gaining resistance to herbicides and pesticides, policymakers should provide resources for large-scale, landscape-level studies of a number of promising but untested approaches for slowing pest evolution. That’s the takeaway recommendation from a North Carolina State University review paper addressing pesticide resistance published in the journal Science.

May 16, 2018

Should I Kill Spiders in My Home? An Entomologist Explains Why Not To

In this article from The Conversation, Matt Bertone, an Extension associate in entomology, explains why it's best to squash the urge to squash spiders in your home.

May 16, 2018

Graze in the Shade: Silvopasture’s Benefits

How can a grower be more productive per acre while improving grassland ecosystems? How do we increase production to feed a growing population while sustaining available resources? Could silvopasture help? NC State's Miguel Castillo is finding answers.

May 15, 2018

Natural Gas Prices, Not ‘War On Coal,’ Were Key to Coal Power Decline

New research from North Carolina State University and the University of Colorado Boulder finds that steep declines in the use of coal for power generation over the past decade were caused largely by less expensive natural gas and the availability of wind energy – not by environmental regulations.

May 14, 2018

“Change-Maker In Medicine”: CALS Alum Brian Forrest, M.D.

When he was sitting in class at CALS, Brian Forrest didn’t yet have a plan to revolutionize primary care medicine. But fast forward 17 years and he’s done exactly that, recently earning "change maker" honors from Medical Economics Magazine.

May 11, 2018

The Future is Bright: CALS Celebrates the Class of 2018

The homestretch is narrowing, and the end is in sight. Meet 10 of the college's outstanding students poised to receive degrees at commencement exercises this weekend.

May 11, 2018

Outstanding CALS Grad: Poultry Science’s Ben Alig

When Ben Alig graduates from the Prestage Department of Poultry Science, the CALS Outstanding Senior Award winner won't have to travel far to take his next step.

May 9, 2018

Outreach Grows Next-Generation Leaders for Agriculture and Life Sciences

Two programs in NC State’s Department of Crop and Soil Sciences illustrate the creative, compelling ways that CALS faculty members get kids excited about agriculture and biosciences.