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Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology

adult periodical cicada and periodical cicada nymph

Jul 11, 2024

The Next Generation of Periodical Cicadas is Coming

As the 13-year periodical cicada brood XIX nears the end of its life cycle, entomologist Clyde Sorenson talks about what to expect as the next generation begins hatching in central and western North Carolina. 

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Apr 29, 2024

A Night of Recognition

Sixteen undergraduate and graduate students from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences were recognized for their outstanding scholarship, leadership, research and community outreach during the inaugural 2024 CALS Awards. 

black and orange periodical cicada

Apr 24, 2024

Everything You Need to Know About Periodical Cicadas

NC State experts shed light on when and where North Carolinians can expect to see a 13-year brood of cicadas in the coming weeks. 

NC State Memorial Belltower in the fall

Feb 23, 2024

William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professors Announced

Twelve professors in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences were recently named William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professors. 

Jean Ristaino stands next to a potato plot in the backyard of Down House, Charles Darwin's home.

Feb 19, 2024

Preventing the Next Plant Plague

NC State University's Jean Ristaino will write a book on her Irish Potato Famine research and work to prevent future plant disease outbreaks while in Dublin as a Fulbright scholar. 

christopher gillespie

Feb 13, 2024

Envisioning a More Equitable Food System

Doctoral candidate Christopher Gillespie is dedicated to finding solutions that create stronger, more racially equitable food systems. 

adult corn earworm moth

Feb 5, 2024

Beam Me Up: Using Lasers to Detect Moth Migrations

An interdisciplinary team of researchers use an advanced laser technology to detect moth migrations in eastern North Carolina. 

a tarantula in an enclosure

Oct 19, 2023

Insect Ambassadors

Entomology graduate students at NC State teach the public about bugs and improve their science communication skills at outreach events. 

Three women in a lab working

Oct 13, 2023

Alejandra Huerta Champions Diversity in STEM Education

Alejandra Huerta's passion for agriculture and plant pathology research matches her advocacy for diversity in STEM education and leadership roles. 

ants crawling in dirt

Sep 20, 2023

Get Curious with Urban Entomologists

On this episode of the Farms, Food and You podcast, learn why the creepy crawlies in our cities are important to the ecosystem.