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Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology

three images capture beetle larvae at various stages of jumping; a fourth image shows the trajectory of a larva's leap

Jan 19, 2022

Scientists Find Previously Unknown Jumping Behavior in Insects

There is evidence that this jumping behavior is occurring in a range of species – we just haven’t noticed it before. 

Mark Hoffmann, assistant professor and small fruits extension specialist

Oct 29, 2021

Propagating Grower Success

Mark Hoffmann will lead a $5.3 million project to develop new indoor and outdoor propagation technologies for America’s strawberry nursery industry. 

Two NC State students on a sweet potato farm

Oct 20, 2021

A Passion for Plants and a Desire to Help Farmers

An early passion for plants set the stage for Andrew Scruggs' career. The CALS alumnus and Bayer Crop Science employee works to test crop varieties and bring the best to farmers across the Carolinas and Tennessee. 

Portrait of Lina Quesada-Ocampo holding basket of sweetpotatoes in greenhouse

Sep 13, 2021

Quesada-Ocampo Picked for ‘40 Under 40’ Honor

An NC State expert on plant diseases is honored for building a research and Extension program that meets growers' needs. 

Man in protective gear near bee swarm

Sep 2, 2021

Making a Beeline for RDU Airport

Traveling honeybees reach their new home with help from an NC State professor and beekeeping hobbyist. 

Lina Quesada and Camilo Parada examine a petri dish

Aug 17, 2021

Ph.D. Candidate Camilo Parada Wins Prestigious Award

Doctoral research on soilborne diseases in sweetpotatoes attracted support from a foundation. 

GSL Director David Baltzegar and GSL Research Specialist Kelly Sides work with the Illumina NovaSeq 6000, currently the most powerful next-generation DNA sequencer.

Aug 11, 2021

New Genomics Facility to Elevate NC State’s Plant Science Research

The plant science world will have a new focal point for plant genetics and genomics research: the NC State University Plant Sciences Building’s new satellite Genomic Sciences Lab. 

Bite-resistant textiles

Aug 5, 2021

Mosquito-Resistant Clothing Prevents Bites in Trials

NC State researchers created insecticide-free, mosquito-resistant clothing using bite-proof textiles they designed. 

Small plants in plastic

Jul 22, 2021

Microbes Play Role in Corn ‘Hybrid Vigor’

Tiny soil organisms have surprising effects on a crop phenomenon that generally favors hybrid over inbred plants. 

Graduate student and regulatory professional Jessica Vigna offers an industry professional’s perspective on the Regulatory Science in Agriculture certificate program

Jul 2, 2021

Filling the Blanks in Regulatory Science

Jessica Vigna, a state regulatory manager leading a small team at Adama, is taking elective classes in the graduate-level Regulatory Science in Agriculture certificate program.