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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.