Asian Giant Hornets Not a Problem for NC Beekeepers…Yet?
There is a viral news story circulating about the “murder hornet,” the unfortunate moniker of the Asian Giant hornet. A handful of colonies were reported in the Pacific Northwest and no documented cases of this new invasive insect in North Carolina.
‘Bug Bombs’ Ineffective At Killing Insects Indoors
Total release foggers, commonly known as “bug bombs,” are ineffective at removing cockroaches from indoor environments, according to a new study from North Carolina State University.
CALS Book Club: Explore The Secret World Of Insects
Dr. Eleanor’s Book of Common Ants: This behind-the-scenes look at the lives of ants by entomology alumna Eleanor Spicer Rice and Applied Ecology Professor Rob Dunn won coast-to-coast acclaim in 2017, spending time as the best-selling entomology book on Amazon. […]
Scientist to the Senators: Ph.D. Student Johanna Elsensohn
Entomology Ph.D. student Johanna Elsensohn's first trip to Washington, D.C., to speak with policymakers was almost two years ago — and it changed everything.
A Perfect Partnership: New CALS Scientists Anna Whitfield and Dorith Rotenberg
For new CALS scientists Anna Whitfield and Dorith Rotenberg, knowing more about the molecular-level interplay among viruses, insect vectors and host plants could be key to developing better ways to protect farmers around the world from billions of dollars’ worth of crop loss.
Our (Possible) Genetic Futures
The sciences of gene editing are full of both possibility and controversy. At CALS, ethics, engagement and public policy have become as much part of the gene editing conversation as Cas9 proteins and gene drives.
Talking the (Plant) Talk
One day soon, tiny electronic sensors will translate the language of plants and send waves of data to growers, giving a heads-up at their crops’ first talk of trouble. Thanks to the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative, our cross-college partnership is leading the way.
The Dean’s Round Table: Facing The Future
CALS Dean Richard Linton gathers a panel of experts on industry, public policy, food processing, farming and more to discuss and debate what may lie ahead for North Carolina and for CALS itself.
Want to Get “Ants”-y? CALS Alum at Quail Ridge Books
CALS alumna Eleanor Spicer Rice will fill you in on your closest — and tiniest — neighbors.