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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CALS, Premex Build Synergistic Relationship
An NC State partnership with international animal nutrition company extends beyond workforce development to research sponsorship and philanthropy.
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.
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.