Research

Aug 16, 2017

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.

Aug 14, 2017

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.

Aug 9, 2017

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.

Aug 7, 2017

Scientists Breed Better Fresh Market Tomatoes

NC State's tomato breeding program delivers more flavorful and disease-resistant tomatoes for farmers and home gardeners alike.

Aug 7, 2017

Federal-University Partnerships, Renewed Funding Boost Climate Research

With five new university consortium partners and a renewed five-year funding award, NC State University will continue to host the Department of the Interior’s Southeast Climate Science Center.

Aug 7, 2017

Leader Chosen, Plant Sciences Initiative Poised to Problem-Solve

With this week’s announcement of Stephen Briggs as launch director, the NC Plant Sciences Initiative is about to get rolling — in a big way.

Aug 3, 2017

Notes from Tanzania: Lessons from the Field

Ph.D. student Catherine Doyle outlines some lessons learned during her field work on a devastating crop disease in Tanzania. This is the third in a series of posts on her experiences.

Jul 28, 2017

CALS, Premex Build Synergistic Relationship

An NC State partnership with international animal nutrition company extends beyond workforce development to research sponsorship and philanthropy.

Jul 27, 2017

Grad Student Spotlight: Sayed Mashaheet

This CALS Ph.D. alumnus and postdoc is working to develop resilient wheat varieties that are more tolerant to ozone — a pollutant often associated with climate change — and more resistant to wheat rust.

Jul 21, 2017

Grad Student Spotlight: Pragya Adhikari

CALS doctoral student Pragya Adhikari -- who conducts research at the intersection of plant pathology and breeding -- is trying to breed a tomato that is tastier and more resistant to disease.