News and Events

Sep 23, 2020  |  Impact

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.

Sep 23, 2020  |  Gifts and Awards

Collins Continues Support for Agricultural Innovation

Bill Collins and Ann Collins named a study room in the new Plant Sciences Building. Learn why they feel supporting the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative is vital for the future of North Carolina.

Sep 22, 2020

One-on-One with NC State Extension’s Rich Bonanno

Bonanno discusses the challenges North Carolina agriculture faces today and how NC State Extension, the organization he leads, works to keep the industry at the forefront of the state’s economy.

Sep 17, 2020

NC State Day of Giving Results Show Strength of the Pack

In challenging times, NC State supporters put the university’s special fall Day of Giving theme of “stronger as a Pack” into action, with real-time numbers showing 8,230 gifts totaling $23,223,425 — an increase of nearly $10 million from 2019’s numbers. Wolfpack members in all 50 states generously contributed the effort.

Sep 17, 2020

Cotton: The Fabric of our State

Guy Collins, cotton specialist with NC State Extension, explains how cotton is weaved into our everyday lives and shares what NC State is doing to help our cotton growers make better, more sustainable decisions.

Sep 16, 2020

Generous Grants from SECU Foundation a Lifesaver for 4-H, FFA Camps

The North Carolina State Employees’ Credit Union Foundation has awarded $50,000 in grants to ease the extreme financial impact of a missed season of summer camp on NC State Extension’s Millstone 4-H Camp and the North Carolina FFA Center.

Sep 15, 2020

Economic Perspective: Are Some Staples Still Hard to Find?

Household staples tend to go scarce in times of crisis, whether pandemic or weather related. In the past few months, has supply for certain items been met?

Sep 15, 2020

Far-red Light Enhances Density of Tomato Seedlings

Brandon Huber, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Horticultural Science, shared some of his tomato research so that we may better understand indoor controlled environmental horticulture and its impact on young plant production.

Sep 15, 2020

Ph.D. Student Using Drones to Map, Treat Invasive Plant Species

Andrew Howell, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences. A large part of his research explores the use of unmanned aerial systems for mapping and treating invasive plant species.

Sep 11, 2020

You Decide: Will the Fed’s New Policy Cause Higher Inflation?

What impact can the Federal Reserve's action have on inflation and interest rates as well as the economy?