Fueling the Future: Elephant Grass as Potential Biofuel Material (And More)
A common perennial grass may hold uncommon promise for research, agriculture and industry – and it may even fuel the future. A team of NC State scientists are exploring the potential of miscanthus.
Student Spotlight: Aspiring Plant Doctor Josh Henry
A love of plants led Josh Henry to NC State, where he’s earning a Ph.D. in horticultural science and crop science.
Technology Helps Transform NC State Agricultural Tests
NC State is making fast technological strides when it comes to gathering and reporting data from North Carolina’s Official Variety Program.
Faculty Focus: The Peanut Scientist
Award-winning CALS plant scientist Tom Stalker is known as one of the world's leading peanut scientists. The breeding lines he's developed are used around the world and right here in North Carolina.
CALS’ Newest Major: Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems
The start of a new academic year brings a new multidisciplinary major, the bachelor of science in agroecology and sustainable food systems, to CALS.
The Long Run
CALS alumnus Robert Moore will face mountains and the summer heat to run the equivalent of six marathons in six days. His goal: raising awareness of multiple sclerosis, a disease he’s dealt with since he was a student at NC State 10 years ago.
CALS Makes Strides Toward Regulatory Science Center
A three-year gift from Bayer Crop Science helps NC State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences move closer to its goal of setting up a Center of Excellence for Regulatory Science in Agriculture.
The One Who (Almost) Got Away
Eliza Hardy’s great-great-great grandfather, Perrin Busbee, was NC State’s first football coach. When it came time for college applications, CALS was Eliza’s top choice – until her application was first deferred, then wait-listed. Her path to CALS? Complicated.
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.
Outstanding CALS Grad: Danny Marulanda
When it comes to global environmental challenges, NC State student Danny Marulanda believes that agriculture can, and must, play a critical role. His mission: to help tackle problems facing the environment and agriculture in ways that sustain both.