Research

Jul 19, 2018

Cities as Study Proxies for Climate Change

Cities can serve as useful proxies to study and predict the effects of climate change, according to a North Carolina State University research review that tracks urbanization’s effects on plant and insect species.

Jul 18, 2018

Podcast: Pesticide Resistance Arms Race

In a recent NC State podcast, CALS' Fred Gould discusses the rising rate of pesticide resistance and what can be done to protect crops and human health from resistant pests. In sharing his perspective, Gould draws on a recent Science journal review article he co-wrote with NC State experts in agricultural and resource economics and science and technology policy.

Jul 17, 2018

New Plant Sciences Research Projects Taking Shape

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences researchers and their partners near and far ramp up interdisciplinary plant research. Case in point: Researchers from NC State and three Danish universities have been working together to better understand plant-microbe interactions.

Jul 9, 2018

Research: Simple Cockroach Control Method Lowers Respiratory Health Risks

NC State entomologist Coby Schal and a Tulane University epidemiologist work together to understand and lower the risk cockroaches pose to urban children’s health.

Jul 6, 2018

4 of North Carolina’s Oddest Pollinators (They Aren’t Bees)

With all the fuss about bee health and pollinator protection in the news over the past few years, it’s easy to slip up and start using the word “pollinator” interchangeably with the word “bee.” It’s true that bees—including more than 500 species in North Carolina—are, collectively, important pollinators. But they’re not the only animals capable of moving pollen from flower to flower.

Jul 3, 2018

From Process to Pint Glass

There’s something brewing in the basement of Schaub Hall. The hoppy aroma can be traced to the NC State Brewing Lab, which plans to increase production later this year.

Jul 3, 2018

Pesticide Resistance Arms Race

In the June 29 issue of NC State's Audio Abstract podcast, CALS' Fred Gould talks about the rising rates of pesticide resistance, the current state of the resistance arms race and what we need to do in the future to protect crops and human health from resistant pests.

Jun 26, 2018

6 Ways North Carolina Will Be Different in 2050

Based on research for his new book, North Carolina Beyond the Connected Age: The Tar Heel State in 2050, here are six ways NC State economist Mike Walden says North Carolina will have changed by then.

Jun 26, 2018

Fish Food

CALS postdoc Karen O’Connell studies the best ways to grow microalgae to feed tiny brine shrimp that could be the base of the food chain for higher-value farm-raised fish.

Jun 19, 2018

Inside the Box: NC State Indoor Farming Research Gets Boost

CALS' Ricardo Hernandez breaks new ground when it comes to controlled environment agriculture, the increasingly popular practice of producing crops indoors. A recent gift boosts his research and teaching programs.