N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative

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 11, 2019

Planting a Seed

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

Sep 9, 2019

Partner Profile: BASF Renews Its Partnership with NC State

Peter Eckes, president of BASF Bioscience Research, joined NC State officials recently to renew a five-year research agreement.

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

NC State’s Plant Sciences Building: What People Are Saying

Excitement is building as NC State University ceremonially breaks ground on its Plant Sciences Building on Sept. 6. Here's what elected officials and leaders at NC State and in agriculture are saying.

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 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 23, 2019

On Call with Veggie Doc Lina Quesada-Ocampo

NC State scientist Lina Quesada is on the front lines with county Extension agents in helping vegetable growers deal with devastating plant diseases.

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.

Aug 5, 2019

Routing Drought

USDA-ARS plant breeder and geneticist at NC State helps soybean farmers overcome drought as they push for higher yields.