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Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology

NC State belltower on a sunny day

Mar 29, 2023

10 CALS Faculty Named 2022-23 Goodnight Early Career Innovators

The program recognizes and rewards promising NC State early-career faculty whose scholarship is in STEM or STEM education. 

A group selfie of Carolyn Young with female colleagues

Mar 28, 2023

Grassroots Approach to Leadership

Carolyn Young, head of the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, says mentors encouraged her to pursue higher education and take on leadership roles. Now she does the same for others. 

A bee visits a flower

Mar 7, 2023

What Do Messy Lawns Have to do With Bee Food? A Bee Expert Explains

An NC State bee expert weighs in as part of a series exploring whether the way we manage our home lawns and gardens could make a difference for pollinators. 

Queen bee on flower.

Feb 28, 2023

N.C. Effort to Help Pollinators Shows Successes, Limitations

Studies at 16 agricultural research stations across North Carolina found that planting pollinator-friendly flowers increased bee abundance and diversity. 

Yam seeds in banana paper ready for planting.

Feb 21, 2023

Yams Benefit From Banana ‘Paper’ Cocoon

The "wrap-and-plant" technique shows promise for increasing tuber size, yields and storage quality. 

western flower thrips

Feb 2, 2023

A Salivating Super Vector and the Secrets that Lurk Within

A dynamic duo of NC State researchers has uncovered a never-before-seen interaction between a menacing crop virus and its salivating insect host. 

Lina Quesada working with extension agents

Dec 16, 2022

The ‘Spider Sniffer’: When Farmers and Faculty Unite

For Lina Quesada-Ocampo, incorporating farmers into the scientific process is essential for success. 

Chicken used to test drugs' effectiveness in killing bed bugs.

Nov 29, 2022

Common Veterinary Drugs Show Effectiveness Against Bed Bugs

Fluralaner and ivermectin, used widely against pests like fleas and ticks, show varying levels of success in tests conducted on resurgent bed bugs. 

Young woman holding up a lab sample

Nov 22, 2022

International Graduate Student Encourages Diversity in the Agricultural Sciences

CALS international graduate student Andrea Gómez Cabrera believes a diverse and inclusive academic environment benefits the work, research and daily lives of CALS community members. 

Female student sitting on a bench

Nov 8, 2022

Diana Ramirez Segovia Talks Inclusivity and Support at CALS

From finding the best international grocery stores to overcoming a language barrier, Salvadoran Diana Ramirez Segovia has found a community of inclusivity and support at CALS.