North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative

May 27, 2020  |  Initiatives

Big Data for Better Sweetpotatoes

An interdisciplinary team led by Cranos Williams is setting out on a three-year project to use artificial intelligence to make sweetpotatoes even more profitable. The team will image hundreds of thousands of sweetpotatoes to increase the percentage of sweetpotatoes grown that are USDA grade 1.

May 13, 2020  |  Gifts and Awards

Partner Profile: North Carolina Soybean Producers Association

The North Carolina Soybean Producers Association was one of the first commodity groups to pledge their support for the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative (N.C. PSI). Owen Wanger, CEO of the association, shares why it supports the N.C. PSI.

Mar 30, 2020  |  Research

Fertilizer of the Future

An interdisciplinary team led by Katharina Stapelmann is setting out on an ambitious three-year project to completely rethink how nitrogen-based fertilizers are produced and used. From on-farm fertilizer production to on-demand, precision irrigation, their project aims to cut energy use, protect the water supply and increase yields.

Jan 29, 2020  |  Gifts and Awards

Greenhouse Vegetable Growers Support N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative

In honor of NC State’s past support and continued partnership, the North Carolina Greenhouse Vegetable Growers’ Association has donated $7,000 to the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative.

Dec 3, 2019  |  Alumni and Friends

N.C. PSI, SAS to Harness the Power of Data

SAS will build off of its longstanding partnership with NC State and embed full-time data scientists within the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative to collaborate on various research efforts ensure a safe and sustainable food supply.

Dec 2, 2019  |  Partner Profile

Partner Profile: The USDA Agricultural Research Service

USDA Agricultural Research Service Administrator Chavonda Jacobs-Young is no stranger to the long partnership between NC State and the agency. The partnership benefits farmers and others in North Carolina and beyond, she says.

Nov 18, 2019  |  N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative

Lightning Round: Knitting Networks and Seeding Solutions

The North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative organized a lightning session on Wednesday, Nov. 13 designed to spark research collaborations to tackle grand challenges, whether they ended up being focused on plant sciences or not.

Sep 11, 2019

Planting a Seed

NC State University celebrates the groundbreaking for a state-of-the-art Plant Sciences Building.

Sep 9, 2019

Partner Profile: BASF Renews Its Partnership with NC State

Peter Eckes, president of BASF Bioscience Research, joined NC State officials recently to renew a five-year research agreement.

Sep 6, 2019

Gaining Ground

A ceremonial groundbreaking at NC State marks a new chapter in the university’s efforts to accelerate plant-related research, train the next generation of plant scientists and help farmers put problem-solving discoveries to work.