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Queen bee surrounded by her other bees in her colony.

Jan 31, 2023

Vaccination for Bees Doesn’t Sting

The first product approved to immunize insects could help beekeepers, and it won't hurt bees a bit. Really. 

three men discussing in a field with a tractor

Jan 31, 2023

NC State Extension Launches Strategic Plan

The NC State Extension Strategic Plan 2030 is now live. The plan provides additional detail for Extension to supplement Growing Our Future, the CALS 2030 strategic plan. 

Frost covers a mint plant in a garden.

Jan 30, 2023

A CALS Guide to Winter Gardening

Whether you're looking for a new hobby or dusting off your garden gloves for another season, this guide will help you decide what to plant this winter. 

Hands grinding up Fraser fir needles.

Dec 20, 2022

Making Scents: North Carolina Christmas Tree Fragrances 

If you go to any candle retailer this time of year, you will likely find balsam, pine and cedar scents. But what about North Carolina's Fraser fir? The Fraser fir essential oil is currently sold to niche markets but could soon become a holiday staple. 

a group photo in front of the N.C. PSI holiday tree

Dec 19, 2022

N.C. PSI Decks the Halls with First Holiday Tree

The 15-foot-tall, 500-pound tree in the NC State University Plant Sciences Building builds community among researchers and highlights North Carolina agriculture. 

Lina Quesada working with extension agents

Dec 16, 2022

The ‘Spider Sniffer’: When Farmers and Faculty Unite

For Lina Quesada-Ocampo, incorporating farmers into the scientific process is essential for success. 

Jonathan Moore taking a selfie with a tractor

Dec 13, 2022

A Nontraditional Path to Academic Success

Crop and Soil Sciences’ Jonathan Moore completes his bachelor’s degree in extension education and sets his sights on a master’s. 

Aerial view of downtown Raleigh

Dec 2, 2022

You Decide: Is Economics About More Than Inflation and Jobs?

The economics world is vast, yet a few topics tend to dominate the discussion. What are some other key aspects of economics, and how do they affect you in everyday life? 

Maggie Short holds cigar wrapper leaves from one of her research plots

Nov 23, 2022

Looping Back To Tobacco

Doctoral student Maggie Short is working with NC State Tobacco Extension Specialist Matthew Vann to develop nitrogen and potassium fertility recommendations for cigar wrapper leaves.  

A dog and its trainers looking for truffles outside

Nov 16, 2022

This Truffle’s No Trifle

Man's best friend helps unearth a potentially lucrative crop in western North Carolina. NC State Extension's Katie Learn talks about these rare delicacies and what Extension is doing to help truffle growers.