Research

Feb 20, 2017

Project Aims to Eliminate ‘Ugly’ Sweet Potatoes

Dr. Mike Boyette and grad student Amber Tsirnikas are on a mission to help farmers grow better (more attractive) sweet potatoes. Their efforts could boost the industry in a big way.

Feb 10, 2017

“Greater Good” Award to Boost Sweet Potato Research

A plan to shed more light on the complicated genetics of the sweet potato has garnered two NC State University scientists an Agricultural Greater Good Initiative Award from the genomics company Illumina.

Feb 9, 2017

Eye on the (Butterfly) Future

Ph.D. student Elsita Kiekebusch is studying how climate change affects a butterfly population, in hopes of aiding conservation.

Feb 6, 2017

‘Great Pumpkin Project’ Recruits Citizen Scientists to Document Agricultural Biodiversity

A team of researchers is recruiting citizen scientists to participate in a study of which microbes and insects visit the same crop plants around the world.

Jan 23, 2017

Barrangou Wins 2017 NAS Award in Molecular Biology

Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou of the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences adds a National Academy of Sciences award to his growing list of accolades.

Jan 20, 2017

Manganese Oxides in Treatment System Could Be Mixed Blessing

In a “bad news, good news” scenario, researchers at North Carolina State University have found that some black sludge growing in a water-treatment site could have redeeming benefits.

Jan 13, 2017

Phytotron Stands the Test of Time

In the growth chambers and greenhouses of the Phytotron, researchers find ways to improve agriculture, the environment and even transportation and medicine.

Jan 11, 2017

Introducing Farm-Level Loss Into the Food Waste Discussion

In a recent Huffington Post article, CALS' Dr. Nancy Creamer and Ph.D. student Lisa K. Johnson introduce farm-level loss into the food waste discussion.

Jan 1, 2017

Study Provides Evidence on Movement of Potato Famine Pathogen

New NC State research delves into the movement and evolution of the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine in the 1840s, which set down roots in the United States before attacking Europe.

Dec 20, 2016

Far from Being Futile, Resistance is This Tree Breeder’s Goal

At the Mountain Research Station in Waynesville, postdoctoral researcher Ben Smith patiently tends thousands of evergreen seedlings. His goal: to find at least a few that will tolerate two tiny but troublesome pests.