Research

May 17, 2017

The Boll Weevil War, or How Farmers and Scientists Saved Cotton in the South

Dominic Reisig, NC State associate professor of entomology, recently published an article on the university's research blog about efforts to eradicate the South's most (in)famous plant pest.

May 9, 2017

Jaykus Wins University’s Top Honor

Lee-Ann Jaykus, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor in the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, has been awarded the Alexander Quarles Holladay Medal for Excellence.

May 9, 2017

Big Data Yields Plant Sciences Innovation

Computer scientists, data analytics experts and information technology professionals will play a role in the success of the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative. A recent workshop focused on how to improve the collection, analysis and applicability of agriculture’s big data.

May 8, 2017

Plant Sciences Initiative Task Forces Report Recommendations

Task forces charged with mapping a vision for the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative came together May 1 at NC State University’s McKimmon Center to discuss and share recommendations, learn about next steps and celebrate progress.

May 4, 2017

‘Princess Pheromone’ Tells Ants Which Larvae Are Destined to Be Queens

For Indian jumping ants (Harpegnathos saltator), becoming royalty is all about timing.

May 2, 2017

Organic Tobacco: Better Ways to Get Off to a Good Start

Interest in organic tobacco farming has been growing in recent years, and at NC State University, researchers are taking the guessing game out of one of the most important steps in production: how best to fertilize seedlings.

Apr 26, 2017

What Should Elephants Eat?

Every six weeks, animal science graduate student Jordan Wood’s research requires a trip to the zoo. The project: understand how native tree species could be used to supplement the diet of the North Carolina Zoo’s African elephants.

Apr 19, 2017

The Challenges of Chocolate

The NCSU Libraries will debut a new exhibit based on a chapter devoted entirely to the fragile history of cacao, cocoa and chocolate in Rob Dunn’s new book, Never Out of Season.

Apr 17, 2017

A Tree’s Life: Easy Citizen Science for Healthier Trees  

Red maple trees have important jobs to do – and so could you, if you happen to have one in your yard and just a few minutes to spare each year.

Apr 12, 2017

NAS Committee Responds to Critique of Gene Engineering Report

Fred Gould, William Neal Reynolds Professor of Agriculture, authored a letter published this week in Nature Biotechnology. The letter is a response to a critique of a report by a NAS committee chaired by Gould on genetically-engineered crops.