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Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology

Jamora Hamilton

Jun 11, 2021

A Curious Mind for Bugs

Jamora Hamilton enjoys learning about bugs. The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumna shares how her love for these tiny creatures began and why she almost gave it up. 

Photo of a diseased leaf.

Jun 11, 2021

Irish Potato Famine Pathogen Stoked Outbreaks on Six Continents

NC State researchers track the evolution of pathogen that causes late-blight disease in potatoes and tomatoes. 

Jun 10, 2021

Celebrate Pollinator Week June 21-27

Celebrate the impact of pollinators during Pollinator Week June 21-27. 

Bumps, knots and cracking of a sweet potato root from the guava root-knot nematode.

Jun 9, 2021

How You Can Help Stop a Plant Pest

Farmers and gardeners can help root out a new nematode that spreads aggressively in North Carolina vegetable crops. 

Photo of sand fly.

May 6, 2021

Surprising Sand Fly Find Yields New Species of Bacteria

Researchers discover a new species of bacteria while examining sand fly larvae rearing area. 

Apr 19, 2021

Alumna Pam Marrone’s Career Produces Bio-Ag Breakthroughs

Pam Marrone, the architect of three bio-ag startups, now coaches other entrepreneurs in the growing industry. She says a Ph.D. in entomology from NC State laid the foundation for her success. 

fruit fly on a berry

Feb 15, 2021

Invasive Flies Prefer Untouched Territory When Laying Eggs

The finding raises questions about how the flies can tell whether a piece of fruit is virgin territory – and what that might mean for pest control. 

line drawings of arthropods from a coloring book

Jan 29, 2021

If You Love Insects and Other Arthropods, We Have the Coloring Book for You

Check out the free coloring book with the best name ever: “Arthropods!” 

Beekeeper holds up boards covered with bees

Jan 13, 2021

Shedding Light on the Secret Reproductive Lives of Honey Bees

Research at NC State and the University of British Columbia shows that there are trade-offs between sperm viability and the expression of a protein involved in the insect’s immune response. 

rows of corn

Nov 10, 2020

We Modified Crops to Kill Pests, and Pests Evolved to Adapt. Now What?

What can be done to preserve pesticide resistance?