Unearthing Plant Problems – Using Sensors
Tiny sensors that detect and diagnose plant diseases fast enough for farmers to save their crops are becoming a reality at NC State, where engineers and plant scientists are making award-winning progress.
‘Changing the Landscape of Graduate Education’
NC State's AgBioFEWS program will blend natural and social sciences to train next-generation problem-solvers in agricultural biotechnology.
Plant Protein Complex Plays Larger Role Than Previously Known in Important Growth and Development Process
A little-studied plant cellular complex plays an essential role in a biological process – vacuole fusion – critical to plant growth and development, according to new research from North Carolina State University. The findings shed light on complex and important plant processes as well as on how plants may have adapted to respond to environmental signals.
Partner Profile: BecA-ILRI Hub
CALS researchers Linda Hanley-Bowdoin and Trino Ascencio-Ibanez launched an international partnership through the Biosciences eastern and central Africa – International Livestock Research Institute (BecA-ILRI) Hub focused on studying the evolution of Cassava mosaic disease.
In the Wild and the Lab, Female Mosquitoes Get Choosy Quickly to Offset Invasions
Certain female mosquitoes quickly evolve more selective mating behavior when faced with existential threats from other invasive mosquito species, with concurrent changes to certain genetic regions, according to new research from North Carolina State University. The findings shed light on the genetics behind insect mating behavior and could have implications for controlling mosquito pests that plague humans.
An NC State University-bred twist on a classic native garden shrub has been a hit with consumers – and for breast cancer research.
Birgand’s Stream Restoration Research Gets Boost from NC State Seed Grant
For his work on wetland and stream restoration, François Birgand, NC State associate professor of biological and agricultural engineering, won an Internationalization Seed Grant from the NC State Office of Global Engagement and the Committee on International Programs.
10 of the Most Diabolical Crop Pests in North Carolina
Arthropod pests (both insects and mites) rob North Carolina farmers every year by eating into their crop yields. No matter what a grower does, it seems like there is always a destructive pest waiting in the wings. We’ve curated a list of 10 of the most vexing pests that prey on agriculture in North Carolina.
The Beer Episode
In this episode of Audio Abstract, we talk beer brewing with John Sheppard, director of the NC State brewery (yes, we have a brewery here). Sheppard discusses exotic yeast species, sour beer, and shares his thoughts on craft brewing in North Carolina.
Bosnia and Herzegovina: From a Short-Term Training Program to Long-Term Collaborations
Over the past few months, an exciting and unexpected collaboration has blossomed between CALS faculty members and the dairy industry of Bosnia and Herzegovina.