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Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology

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. 

Aug 11, 2021

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

The global plant science community will soon have a new focal point for plant genetics and genomics research: the NC State University Plant Sciences Building. Learn how its new satellite Genomic Sciences Lab will help elevate our science. 

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. 

Woman smiling in non-tradional outside headshot

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. 

Fruit flies with florescent red proteins glow red.

Jun 29, 2021

Study Shows Effectiveness of Suppressing Female Fruit Flies

Pest populations plummet in lab experiments as technique using genetically modified fruit flies works more effectively than expected. 

Jun 16, 2021

Celebrate Pollinator Week June 21-27

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

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.