Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology

Sep 17, 2019

Student Spotlight: DeShae Dillard on NC State’s New AgBioFEWS Program

When he first set foot in Columbia, North Carolina, this summer, NC State graduate student DeShae Dillard felt as though he’d arrived in another country. There, he learned more about rural life, especially the everyday challenges of farming.

Aug 23, 2019

On Call with Veggie Doc Lina Quesada-Ocampo

NC State scientist Lina Quesada is on the front lines with county Extension agents in helping vegetable growers deal with devastating plant diseases.

Aug 22, 2019

Destination Madagascar: Week 4

Through the Ants and Canopy Bootcamp, a group of college students from the U.S. and Madagascar are exploring diversity in ants – and learning to climb trees – with NC State's Bonnie Blaimer and the California Academy of Sciences' Brian Fisher.

Aug 14, 2019

“Sticky” Tobacco Leaf Structures Aid Plant Health

Researchers in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology have shown that “sticky” hairlike structures on tobacco leaves can help attract beneficial insects.

Jun 26, 2019

Her Calling is Student Government

Meredith Spence Beaulieu, a Ph.D. student in CALS' Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, was the first graduate student to hold the office of student body vice president.

Jun 12, 2019

Non-Traditional: Devoted Dad and Ph.D. Candidate – On Active Duty for the U.S. Army

U.S. Army Major Drew Reinbold-Wasson has a lot to juggle: family, school and his 14th year of active duty military service. He shares his unique (and very busy) perspective on being a dad.

May 23, 2019

Non-Traditional: Field Crop Researcher – and National Guard Service Member

Ashley Joyce is on the job ... or should we say "jobs?" The National Guard member, research assistant in plant pathology and NC State alumna plans to continue on as a graduate student at the university this fall – though her plans could change due to deployment.

Apr 29, 2019

Patterson and Ristaino Receive Awards for International Impact

Congratulation to CALS faculty members Bob Patterson and Jean Ristaino, who were honored recently at NC State’s annual Global Engagement Exposition.

Feb 11, 2019

Esteemed Plant Pathology Professor Passes Away

Charles W. Averre III, a plant pathology professor emeritus at NC State University, passed away Saturday, Feb. 9, but Averre's legacy will live on in a scholarship and a high-yielding sweet potato variety named in his honor.

Jan 15, 2019

Bee-Killing Mite Isn’t a Vampire After All

A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science this week debunks the long-held belief that varroa mites feed on “bee blood” – AKA hemolymph. NC State researcher Allen Cohen, co-author of the paper, explains.