NC State Team Finds Solution for Sweetpotato Problem
An NC State team led by Jonathan Schultheis has determined a new curing process that greatly reduces internal necrosis in Covington sweetpotatoes. This will save N.C. sweetpotato producers millions of dollars in crop loss.
Faculty Focus: Nelson to Help USDA Guide Agricultural Innovation
Natalie Nelson, an assistant professor in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering was selected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to serve as one of the 11 subject matter experts for the USDA’s Agriculture Innovation Agenda.
Researchers Warn of Food-Web Threats From Common Insecticides
A researcher from NC State argued in PNAS for curbing the use of neonicotinoid insecticides.
Syngenta Donates One-of-a-Kind Laboratory Equipment to N.C. PSI
Syngenta donated four plant growth chambers and a specialized weighing system to the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative. At more than $1.5 million, this is the largest corporate donation to N.C. PSI, so far.
A New IDEA: Pairing Trainees with Computational Experts During the Pandemic
This spring in the midst of a pandemic, a committee of CALS faculty members matched graduate students and postdocs with data they needed to analyze or model computationally to computational experts with the necessary expertise. Learn more about how the collaboration is going for three trainees.
New Grants Support Microbiome and Resiliency Studies
Christine Hawkes and Kevin Garcia recently received separate federal grants to study plant and soil microbiomes to understand how the soil captures carbon and how symbiotic root fungi help legumes get potassium. This research will improve the resiliency of agriculture.
Climate Change, Crop Yields and Risk Management for Farmers
Helping farmers adjust to how climate change is affecting crop yield.
For the Next Agricultural Revolution, Look to the Microbiome
A national task force led by scientists with NC State ties says the plant microbiome could be key to unlocking the agricultural revolution needed to feed a fast-growing world population.
What a Changing Climate May Mean For Crop Pests
Insects are ideal indicators of how climate change is affecting agriculture.
Climate Change Will Make Beer Taste Different (Yes, Really)
Beer is changing. Because climate is changing the chemistry of hops and grain.