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Fresh NC strawberries for sale at the State Farmers' Market.

May 13, 2022

Growing a Better Strawberry

NC State Extension specialists are on a quest to grow a better strawberry for farmers and consumers. 

Downtown Raleigh, east of campus.

May 6, 2022

You Decide: Do We Live in the Most Uncertain of Times?

The year 2022 has already contained numerous events that directly impacted our society. What are they and what impacts are they having? 

Downtown Raleigh, east of campus.

Apr 22, 2022

You Decide: How Well Has North Carolina Dealt With COVID-19?

The National Bureau of Economic Research recently published a study on how individual states have dealt with the challenges of the pandemic. How did North Carolina measure up to the others? 

a table covered with food

Apr 20, 2022

Four Helpful Tips to Reduce Food Waste

Up to 40% of the food grown, prepared or sold in the United States is wasted. 

Braswell Family Farms Easter eggs

Apr 14, 2022

North Carolina Easter Eggs Head to Washington

When the White House Easter Egg Roll resumed for the first time in three years on the South Lawn, North Carolina was well represented. 

someone holding sweetpotatoes

Apr 12, 2022

CALS Economist Joins the Fight to Curb the Effects of Invasive Nematode on Sweetpotatoes

Daniel Tregeagle will conduct an economic analysis to determine the costs of adopting new growing methods to stop the spread of the guava root-knot nematode. 

Downtown Raleigh, east of campus.

Apr 8, 2022

You Decide: Why Do Gas Prices Rise Faster Than They Fall?

Gas prices never seem to fall as fast as they rise. What factors could be happening behind the scenes? 

raw chicken thighs on a cutting board

Apr 6, 2022

In Food Safety Study, 25% of Participants Contaminated Salad with Raw Chicken

The study highlights the importance of hand-washing and cleaning and sanitizing the kitchen. 

Aerial view of downtown Raleigh

Mar 25, 2022

You Decide: Will Agribusiness Be a Dynamic Future Industry?

What industries are going to lead in the future? Mike Walden discusses agribusiness and how the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative can propel North Carolina into that future. 

close up of bradford tree

Mar 15, 2022

NC Bradford Pear Bounty

The Bradford pear tree is an ornamental commonly planted tree in North Carolina, but it’s structurally weak, stinky and harmful to native ecosystems.