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Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology

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 G√≥mez 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. 

transgenic screwworm

Oct 24, 2022

Zombie Deer and the Scientists Behind the War on the ‘Man Eater’

NC State researchers are working on perfecting a female-killing gene for one of the most destructive pests in the world. 

Rocio Davila with plants doing research

Oct 5, 2022

Entomology Grad Student Participates in First Regulatory Science Internship Program

Rocio Davila spent her summer interning with the USDA-FAS to develop pesticide legislation for Central America's agriculture industry. 

Corn earworm attacking corn plant.

Sep 5, 2022

Soil Temperature Can Predict Pest Spread in Crops

Researchers use historical soil temperature data to learn about – and predict – overwintering success of the nasty corn earworm. 

A close-up image of rows of corn in a field

Sep 1, 2022

Researchers Propose New Framework for Regulating Engineered Crops

The new approach would rely on "-omics" testing to uncover unexpected genetic changes in new crop varieties. 

Two researchers holding up a petri dish.

Aug 15, 2022

The Power of Mentorship

Through intentional mentorship, industry training and job preparedness, FFAR Fellow Camilo H. Parada Rojas understands what it takes to get science to the field. 

a group of people standing outside posing for a photo

Aug 10, 2022

$1M NSF Grant Awarded to Help Better Predict Emerging Plant Disease Pandemics

NC State researchers plan to use real-time analytics through sensor technology, data mining, remote sensing and modeling to better monitor and predict plant diseases. 

A photo of the landscape on the Galapagos Islands. Hills are made up of volcanic rock and are interspersed with small bodies of water.

Aug 2, 2022

NC State Brings Expertise, Interdisciplinarity to Galapagos Consortium

In joining the International Galapagos Science Consortium, NC State bolsters its current research and service on the archipelago.