CCRP Research Involves 11 NC State Faculty

Scientists holding microbe cultures.

The new $30 million Collaborative Crop Resilience Program brings together investigators from NC State University and three Danish institutions to discover ways to help farmers raise yields with less reliance on chemical treatments and irrigation.

The researchers want to find ways to harness microbes that live on, in or near plants to protect crops from diseases, insects, and other stressors.

Amy Grunden, a William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor in NC States’ Department Plant and Microbial Biology, leads the program’s management structure. Ten other faculty members from five NC State departments are also involved:

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