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North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative

Ross Sozzani talks with Jessica Gluck during the Nov. 13 ideation session

Nov 18, 2019

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. 

On a stage in front of a big architectural rendering, North Carolina agricultural research station superintendents pose with soil they brought from 18 stations.

Sep 11, 2019

Planting a Seed

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

Three men at a table signing a document

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.   

Four stakeholders, pounding stakes into the ground with rubber mallets

Sep 5, 2019

NC State’s Plant Sciences Building: What People Are Saying

Excitement is building as NC State University ceremonially breaks ground on its Plant Sciences Building on Sept. 6. Here's what elected officials and leaders at NC State and in agriculture are saying. 

Clusters of people talking outside the Plant Sciences Building

Sep 5, 2019

Media Advisory: NC State to Break Ground on Plant Sciences Building

The world-class facility will help NC State accelerate plant science discovery, talent development and applied solutions to feed, clothe and fuel a growing population. 

Aug 28, 2019

Portable Tech Sniffs Out Plant Disease In The Field

NC State researchers have developed portable technology that allows farmers to identify plant diseases in the field. The handheld device, which is plugged into a smartphone, works by sampling the airborne volatile organic compounds. 

Scientist in a lab holding a tray of Arabidopsis

Jan 9, 2019

Major Study Sheds Light on Plant Growth

An international team, including researchers from NC State, identifies the regulators that spur plants to grow larger and more complex once they’ve germinated. The research, published in the journal Nature, has important implications for agriculture. 

Fred Gould in his garden.

Jul 18, 2018

Podcast: Pesticide Resistance Arms Race

In a recent NC State podcast, CALS' Fred Gould discusses the rising rate of pesticide resistance and what can be done to protect crops and human health from resistant pests. In sharing his perspective, Gould draws on a recent Science journal review article he co-wrote with NC State experts in agricultural and resource economics and science and technology policy. 

Two people standing on the steps of Patterson Hall, shaking hands and passing a check.

Jul 18, 2018

CALS Makes Strides Toward Regulatory Science Center

A three-year gift from Bayer Crop Science helps NC State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences move closer to its goal of setting up a Center of Excellence for Regulatory Science in Agriculture.