Research

Oct 17, 2017

Insect Allies: How the Enemies of Corn May Someday Save It

A new technology could make it possible to save a growing crop from imminent widespread disaster – whether drought, pest or disease. And it doesn’t come in a sprayer.

Oct 16, 2017

NoroCORE Wins USDA-NIFA Partnership Award

NoroCORE, a massive integrated agriculture-public health collaborative initiated and led by CALS' Lee-Ann Jaykus, recently received a 2017 USDA-NIFA Partnership Award for Innovative Programs and Projects.

Oct 11, 2017

NC Plant Sciences Initiative Task Force Proceedings

Four task forces have been hard at work planning for the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative. Check out the NC PSI Task Force Proceedings for details on the working groups' findings and a summary of recommendations.

Oct 10, 2017

What Will North Carolina’s Economy Look Like in 2050?

A new book by CALS economist Mike Walden examines the economic drivers that will play a role in shaping North Carolina over the coming decades – and what that will likely mean for the state's economy.

Sep 29, 2017

Climate’s Effects on Flowers Critical for Bumble Bees

In a study that shows the importance of climate change on critical pollinators, NC State researchers found that earlier and longer flowering seasons can have poor effects on the bumble bees that rely on these flowers to live and thrive.

Sep 27, 2017

Research Program Paves Path to Soil Science

Many undergraduate students are not aware of soil science coursework or how it relates to majors like chemistry, engineering or biology. Two of our faculty members are out to change that.

Sep 25, 2017

Student Spotlight: Empowering Farmers in El Salvador

CALS grad student Angel Cruz conducted research in El Salvador to improve agricultural practices, share conservation techniques and -- most importantly -- engage local farmers every step of the way.

Sep 19, 2017

Scientists Unravel Mysteries of DNA Replication in Corn

For the first time, scientists have characterized the DNA replication timing process for an entire plant genome.

Sep 12, 2017

Study Examines Cross-Species Interactions

In a first-of-its-kind study, NC State researchers applied a new approach to examine how members of two different species – a plant and a pathogen, for example, or a bacterium and a human – interact at the molecular level, and whether slight genetic changes in one species could affect gene expression in the other.

Sep 7, 2017

Study: SNAP Benefits Aren’t Enough to Afford a Healthy Diet

A new study from NC State and the Union of Concerned Scientists finds that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) only covers 43-60 percent of what it costs to consume a diet consistent with federal guidelines for what constitutes a healthy diet.