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Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology

Group examines sample in lab

Sep 8, 2016

Gates Foundation Grant Fuels NC State Study of Devastating Crop Disease

An ongoing NC State University partnership to defeat a disease of a key African food crop got a boost recently when the project received a $2.15 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. 

Alsayed M. Mashaheet and mentor pose with research poster and award

Aug 29, 2016

Ph.D. student wins for national poster presentation

At the American Phytopathological Society's recent annual meeting, a poster presentation by NC State University Plant Pathology Ph.D. student Alsayed M. Mashaheet and his co-authors was among five winners of the 2016 APS Phytobiomes Journal Poster Award, sponsored by the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation. 

Honey bees working on a backlit honeycomb.

Aug 24, 2016

Nutrition Matters: Stress from Migratory Beekeeping May Be Eased by Access to Food

Traveling presents challenges for honey bees used to pollinate crops, but research shows that some of these challenges can be mitigated by providing other food sources while bees are on the road. 

Student holding experiment sample

Aug 17, 2016

From Pest to Love Bug: NC State Helps Kids Learn More About Insects

As a young girl turns a glass vial over in her hand, the caterpillar inside wriggles. The girl squeals. And with just three words – “I love caterpillars!” – it’s clear that the day’s lesson hasn’t been lost on her. 

Blueberries (on a plate)

Aug 9, 2016

NC State Researchers Win $7 Million in Specialty Crops Grants

Three NC State University research and Extension projects aimed at improving specialty crops production have won more than $7 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. 

Squash bee on flower

Jun 23, 2016

Squash Agriculture Spread Bees in North America

Using genetic markers, researchers have for the first time shown how cultivating a specific crop led to the expansion of a pollinator species. They found that the spread of a bee species in pre-Columbian Central and North America was tied to the spread of squash agriculture.