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Jul 2, 2021

Filling the Blanks in Regulatory Science

Jessica Vigna, a state regulatory manager leading a small team at Adama, is taking elective classes in the graduate-level Regulatory Science in Agriculture certificate program. 

Fruit flies with florescent red proteins glow red.

Jun 29, 2021

Study Shows Effectiveness of Suppressing Female Fruit Flies

Pest populations plummet in lab experiments as technique using genetically modified fruit flies works more effectively than expected. 

Jamora Hamilton

Jun 11, 2021

A Curious Mind for Bugs

Jamora Hamilton enjoys learning about bugs. The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumna shares how her love for these tiny creatures began and why she almost gave it up. 

Feb 11, 2021

Do You Want to Build a Bee Hotel?

Learn how to build a bee hotel just in time for spring with Applied Ecology's Elsa Youngsteadt. She's partnering with Hill Library’s Makerspace for a virtual build-a-long on Feb. 27. 

rows of corn

Nov 10, 2020

We Modified Crops to Kill Pests, and Pests Evolved to Adapt. Now What?

What can be done to preserve pesticide resistance? 

cicada

May 29, 2020

Here Come the Cicadas! At Least for Some of Us

Right now, in the northwest corner of North Carolina, a remarkable event is occurring - one that happens only every 17 years. It’s the emergence of Brood IX of the 17-year periodical cicadas, and it is a sight (with accompanying sounds) worth seeing. 

In the dark, children huddling near a fire

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. 

Fallon Fowler

Jun 21, 2016

Student Spotlight: Fallon Fowler

Because of her passion for dung (yes, her passion!), Fallon Fowler conducts research revolving around where and why face fly maggots move through dung. 

Azalea flowers with bee

May 18, 2016

No junk-food diet

New research from North Carolina State University's Department of Entomology finds that bees in urban areas stick to a flower-nectar diet, steering clear of processed sugars found in soda and other junk food. 

Fred Gould in his garden.

May 17, 2016

Gould discusses new report on GE crops

As the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine release the report “Genetically Engineered Crops: Experience and Prospects,” the chair of the authoring committee says that NC State University can become a model for conducting advanced, trusted research in GE crop development.