You Decide: Is It Time for a Mileage Tax?
Revenue from the gas tax has taken a hit with improved fuel-efficiency and electric vehicles. Is it time to find alternatives to cover road maintenance?
Golden LEAF Gift Bolsters Soldier to Agriculture Program
A recent $150,000 gift from Golden LEAF breathed new life into the Soldier to Agriculture Program, an intensive five-week course that is the first of its kind to provide agricultural training for transitioning veterans on a military base.
“Don’t Be Afraid Of The Unknown”: Poultry Science’s Brooke Bartz
Graduate student Brooke Bartz studies the effects of LED lighting on bird behavior and performance — with fascinating results.
AEE Faculty and Alumni Win Big
Several faculty and alumni of the college's Agricultural and Extension Education program swept the awards at the American Association for Agricultural Education (AAAE) national meeting.
Think Chimpanzee Beds Are Dirtier Than Human Ones? Think Again
Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) appear to keep tidier sleeping arrangements than humans do. That’s one finding of a recent study that evaluated the microbes and arthropods found in the treetop beds that chimpanzees make each night.
What Happens If We Run Out? Pesticide Resistance Needs Attention, Large-Scale Study
To slow the evolutionary progression of weeds and insect pests gaining resistance to herbicides and pesticides, policymakers should provide resources for large-scale, landscape-level studies of a number of promising but untested approaches for slowing pest evolution. That’s the takeaway recommendation from a North Carolina State University review paper addressing pesticide resistance published in the journal Science.
Should I Kill Spiders in My Home? An Entomologist Explains Why Not To
In this article from The Conversation, Matt Bertone, an Extension associate in entomology, explains why it's best to squash the urge to squash spiders in your home.
Graze in the Shade: Silvopasture’s Benefits
How can a grower be more productive per acre while improving grassland ecosystems? How do we increase production to feed a growing population while sustaining available resources? Could silvopasture help? NC State's Miguel Castillo is finding answers.
Natural Gas Prices, Not ‘War On Coal,’ Were Key to Coal Power Decline
New research from North Carolina State University and the University of Colorado Boulder finds that steep declines in the use of coal for power generation over the past decade were caused largely by less expensive natural gas and the availability of wind energy – not by environmental regulations.
Economic Perspective: The Key to Faster Economic Growth
The two biggest factors in a nation's economic growth are labor supply and labor productivity. What can be done to influence these factors?