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A corn field in North Carolina

Oct 12, 2020

Grant Continues Support of Crop DNA Replication Research

Two professors in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology recently received a three-year, $3.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to continue their work of 17 years unraveling how plants control DNA replication and how this influences agronomic traits. 

A small white box on PVC pipe poles over plots of soybeans in sandy soil.

Jun 9, 2020

Low-Cost Cameras Could Be Sensors to Remotely Monitor Crop Stress

Researchers from CALS and COE, led by postdoctoral research scholar Paula Ramos-Giraldo, have worked together to construct a low-cost camera system to monitor crop stress remotely. Their StressCam will aid researchers, plant breeders and ultimately farmers. 

A corn field in North Carolina

May 7, 2020

Faculty Focus: Holland Wins International Maize Genetics Award

Jim Holland, a U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service plant breeder and geneticist based in NC State’s Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, received an international maize genetics award for his decades of research on corn diversity and breeding in disease resistance. 

Carlos Iglesias with a wolf sculpture

Feb 17, 2020

Carlos Iglesias: New Director of the Plant Breeding Consortium

In January the Plant Breeding Consortium welcomed Carlos Iglesias as its new director. He comes with decades of experience leading plant breeding programs in the public and private sectors and has worked with many different crops. 

NC State belltower on a sunny day

Jun 4, 2018

Corn Basis Determines Impact of Out-of-state Corn on Animal Ag Profits

In this NC State Economist, we discuss using corn basis to calculate changes in the transportation cost of importing corn into North Carolina, and take a look forward at possible steps to preserve the vitality of North Carolina’s animal agriculture industry – the largest segment of our $84 billion agricultural economy. 

Leafhoppers on corn

Oct 17, 2017

Insect Allies: How the Enemies of Corn May Someday Save It

A new technology could make it possible to save a growing crop from imminent widespread disaster – whether drought, pest or disease. And it doesn’t come in a sprayer. 

Woman holding a clear cube with 3-day-old corn seedlings.

Sep 19, 2017

Scientists Unravel Mysteries of DNA Replication in Corn

For the first time, scientists have characterized the DNA replication timing process for an entire plant genome. 

Field of sorghum ready for harvest.

Feb 5, 2015

Growing the Grain Industry

Solutions benefit both crop and animal producers. 

Jul 25, 2013

Visiting scientist wins Argentina’s highest science prize

A visiting scientist from Argentina who has been working in the Department of Crop Science is the winner of the most prestigious science award given in Argentina. 

May 12, 2011

Crop Breeding

For crops ranging from blueberries to wheat, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University has been internationally recognized for its plant breeding programs for more than 60 years. These programs are still strong and among the best in the world today. For the last 30 years, innovations developed in the…