Initiatives

Oct 9, 2019

Partner Profile: The Golden LEAF Foundation

The Golden LEAF Foundation has provided substantial support for the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative and the NC State University building that will serve as its headquarters. Foundation Board Chairman Randy Isenhower explains why.

Sep 17, 2019

Student Spotlight: DeShae Dillard on NC State’s New AgBioFEWS Program

When he first set foot in Columbia, North Carolina, this summer, NC State graduate student DeShae Dillard felt as though he’d arrived in another country. There, he learned more about rural life, especially the everyday challenges of farming.

Sep 11, 2019

Planting a Seed

NC State University celebrates the groundbreaking for a state-of-the-art Plant Sciences Building.

Sep 6, 2019

Gaining Ground

A ceremonial groundbreaking at NC State marks a new chapter in the university’s efforts to accelerate plant-related research, train the next generation of plant scientists and help farmers put problem-solving discoveries to work.  

Sep 5, 2019

Media Advisory: NC State to Break Ground on Plant Sciences Building

The world-class facility will help NC State accelerate plant science discovery, talent development and applied solutions to feed, clothe and fuel a growing population.

Aug 29, 2019

Coming Up: Healthier Foods, With Less Food Loss

A partnership rich with Wolfpack DNA leads to a winning new food for health-conscious consumers. And more products are on their way, made largely from leftovers from farms and food processors.

Aug 28, 2019

Portable Tech Sniffs Out Plant Disease In The Field

NC State researchers have developed portable technology that allows farmers to identify plant diseases in the field. The handheld device, which is plugged into a smartphone, works by sampling the airborne volatile organic compounds.

Aug 20, 2019

Could 3D-Printed Plants Unlock a Revolution?

Major agricultural innovation is needed to meet the world’s ever-increasing need for food, fuel and fiber. And Ross Sozzani has set her sights on an innovative way to get there: 3D-printed plants.

Apr 10, 2019

Partner Profile: Novozymes Strengthens Research Partnership with NC State

“Great science and great relationships can create great things,” says Novozymes’ president for the Americas before signing a major research agreement with NC State.

Mar 5, 2019

Plant Sciences Launch Director’s Report

Plant Sciences Launch Director's update - what to look for in 2019.