“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.