N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative

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.

Jul 26, 2019

Crop Protection Research Program Headquarters to Move from Rutgers to Raleigh

The IR-4 Project delivers science-based solutions for specialty crop growers, and CALS leaders are excited about welcoming the headquarters to NC State.

Jul 22, 2019

Soybean Resilience From the Lab and Greenhouse to Farmers’ Fields

New soybean research with roots in the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative aims to protect the crop from climate change.

Jun 12, 2019

CCRP Research Involves 11 NC State Faculty

Eleven NC State faculty members – 10 of them in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences – are taking part in the $30 million interdisciplinary Collaborative Crop Resilience Project.

May 9, 2019

From ‘Liz’ and ‘Rocco’ to The Glean Machine: Strawberry Science at NC State

Research and Extension programs at NC State make a difference for growers – and consumers – of fresh market strawberries.

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 27, 2019

Student Spotlight: Aspiring Plant Doc (And FFAR Fellow) Lindsey Becker

At NC State, Lindsey Becker is gaining strong experience in her discipline, plant pathology, while also building soft skills important to career success. She's one of 17 Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research Fellows nationwide.

Mar 19, 2019

NC State Plant Breeder Wins Prestigious Scott Medal

Tom Ranney and his colleagues in Mills River have developed more than 50 ornamental cultivars – trees, shrubs and flowers that have been a boon for gardeners and for North Carolina’s green industry.