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Ignazio Carbone, Terri Long and Amy Grunden in greenhouse

Jun 30, 2022

Terri Long Appointed N.C. PSI Education and Workforce Development Platform Director

Terri Long will join the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative as the platform director for Education and Workforce Development. 

Postdoctoral researcher Lisa Van den Broeck looks into a microscope while STEPS Center director Jacob Jones watches on by her side..

Jun 17, 2022

STEPS Center Tackles Full Scope of Phosphorus Sustainability

Headquartered at NC State, the Science and Technologies for Phosphorus Sustainability Center is discovering and developing ways to recycle phosphorus, make our food system more efficient, and protect the environment from waste. 

NC State University Plant Sciences Building

Apr 19, 2022

Four International Agribusiness Titans Commit to Collaborative Work in NC State University Plant Sciences Building

Bayer, BASF, SAS and Novozymes have agreed to collaborate with NC State University researchers at the new Plant Sciences Building, a leading-edge facility at the heart of the university’s N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative. 

Plant Sciences Building

Apr 5, 2022

Building Dedication Marks Milestone for N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will dedicate the NC State University Plant Sciences Building on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at 11 a.m. The event is free to attend, and the public is invited to join state officials, university leaders, donors and friends to celebrate this exciting milestone for the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative. 

Dr. Jean Ristaino stands next to a potato plot in the backyard of Down House, Charles Darwin's home.

Mar 29, 2022

Plant Science Pioneer Fights Late Blight of the Past and Future

Jean Ristaino has made history by tracking late blight’s origins, and she is making history again by fighting future late blight outbreaks as a scientist with the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative. 

Goodnight Distinguished Professor Cranos Williams

Mar 22, 2022

Cranos Williams Named Goodnight Distinguished Professor

NC State faculty member Cranos Williams was recently named a Goodnight Distinguished Professor in Agricultural Analytics by the College of Engineering and CALS. 

David and Mary Peele

Mar 8, 2022

In Memory of Mary

David and Mary Peele named a greenhouse in the NC State Plant Sciences Building to honor Mary’s love of horticulture. After Mary passed, David named a second greenhouse to honor her. 

John Radcliff (left) and John Holshouser (right) of JTI

Feb 23, 2022

JTI Partners with N.C. PSI to Advance Sustainability and Innovation in Agriculture

JTI Leaf Services has been a longtime partner of NC State in research, teaching and extension. Now they’re a partner in sustainability and innovation through the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative. 

Pam Marrone alongside Dean Richard Linton as she receives her Distinguished Alumna award in 2021

Jan 14, 2022

Sustainable Ag Leader Names Test Plot in Support of N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative

The success of Distinguished CALS Alumna Pam Marrone’s biopesticides depended heavily on test plots. Now she’s naming a test plot in her family’s honor to support the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative. 

From left to right: Vern Hawkins, Janis McFarland, Richard Linton, and Steve Lommel

Dec 21, 2021

Syngenta Internship Endowment to Strengthen Students’ Regulatory Knowledge and Leadership

Janis McFarland was both surprised and honored as leaders from NC State and Syngenta named an internship endowment in her honor during a recent celebration.