Two blueberry researchers cross continents to forge a partnership aimed at improving what’s already considered a superfood.
BAE Grad Students Awarded National Science Foundation Fellowship
Three students in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering were awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships.
Has Technology Increased Agricultural Yield Risk?
Professors Barry Goodwin and Nick Piggott explore the relationship between technological advances in corn production and the yield risk associated with those advances.
Fertilizer of the Future
An interdisciplinary team led by Katharina Stapelmann is setting out on an ambitious three-year project to completely rethink how nitrogen-based fertilizers are produced and used. From on-farm fertilizer production to on-demand, precision irrigation, their project aims to cut energy use, protect the water supply and increase yields.
Study Shows CRISPR Effectiveness Against Colitis Pathogen
Research at North Carolina State University shows that the CRISPR-Cas system can be used to effectively target and eliminate specific gut bacteria, in this case Clostridioides difficile, the pathogen that causes colitis – a chronic, degenerative disease of the colon.
Grad Student Wants to Improve Plant Productivity, Food Access
Danielle Cooney, a graduate student in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, studies ways to improve soybean production by understanding how the crop interacts with fungi in the soil.
The Buzz About Native Bees
Hannah Levenson, a graduate student in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, is using North Carolina’s research stations to survey native bees and study how wildflowers support native bee populations.
Fungi Fertilize the Future
NC State Department of Crop and Soil Sciences researcher Kevin Garcia sees a future in fertilizers where plants decide which nutrients they need.vCapitalizing on the plant/fungi codependence could set up a soil-borne GrubHub-type system where plants ‘order out’ the precise nutrient mix they need.
Tiny Tents on Campus are Bee Research at Work
College of Natural Resources student Kirsten Keleher collects insect data for a research project about ground-nesting insects and bees. She's working with Applied Ecology assistant professor Elsa Youngsteadt on the project.
GRIP4PSI Seed Grant Winners Announced
Four NC State research teams have been selected as recipients of the next phase of the Game-Changing Research Incentive Program (GRIP). The program was initially created in 2016 as a three-year seed-funding initiative to stimulate interdisciplinary and collaborative research.