Expanding Tropical Forest Spells Disaster for Conservation
An NC State University study shows that fire suppression efforts in Brazilian savannas turn many of those areas into forest lands, with negative consequences for the plants and animals that live there.
Faculty Focus: Tom Ranney
Over the years, Tom Ranney and his team have introduced nearly 30 new nursery, landscape and bioenergy crops. Among them: large, bold ornamental grasses that won’t spread where they aren’t wanted, hydrangeas with flowers in bright shades of pink, and compact, evergreen dogwoods.
A Tale of Two Gardens
Research-based knowledge, creativity, hard work and enthusiasm come together in county Cooperative Extension demonstration gardens throughout North Carolina. This is the tale of two of those many gardens and how they serve their communities.
4-H’ers Cook It Up
Before you fire up your grill this tailgate season, check out our video to hear from the young chefs who grilled everything from pork kebabs to beef sliders during the North Carolina 4-H Congress outdoor cookery competition.
Extension’s Andrea Gibbs: “You Never Know Where Life Will Lead”
Animal Science grad Andrea Gibbs has been an Agricultural Extension Agent in Hyde County for about three years, and has one piece of advice for students: explore.
Lee County Extension’s Women In Ag: Farmer and County Commissioner Amy Dalrymple
N.C. Cooperative Extension in Lee County's series on women in agriculture continues with a look into the life of Commissioner Amy Dalrymple.
Exploratory Trip to Mexico Furthers Cassava Project
Trino Ascencio-Ibanez of the Department of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry forged collaborations and made significant headway in Mexico on a Gates Foundation-funded project that tackles cassava mosaic disease.
From 4-H to the Brickyard
When 4-H Skillathon champion and second-generation CALS student MaryBeth Tyndall hits the Brickyard on the first day of classes, she'll already know her way around campus.
NC State and Oracle Pilot ‘Big Data’ Project to Grow Agriculture
Oracle has selected NC State as a university partner to pilot a new program that uses big data to solve grand challenges in everything from agriculture to textiles to engineering. First on the list? Sweet potatoes.
Notes From Tanzania: A Farmer’s Story from the Field
In her fourth "Notes from Tanzania," grad student Catherine Doyle explains how surveys are helping scientists and farmers battle two important diseases affecting cassava.