plant breeding

Mar 1, 2011

Sweetpotatoes

North Carolina is the nation’s top sweetpotato producer. The state’s growers produce 600 million pounds of sweetpotatoes annually, nearly half the sweetpotatoes produced in the U.S. In 2010, sweetpotatoes were worth more than $173 million to the state’s growers. Agricultural […]

May 5, 2011

The problem with North Carolina . . . and turfgrass

North Carolina is not the best place in the world to establish a luxuriant lawn, or to cover a football field or golf course with turf, and therein lies Dr. Susana Milla-Lewis’ challenge.

May 12, 2011

Crop Breeding

For crops ranging from blueberries to wheat, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University has been internationally recognized for its plant breeding programs for more than 60 years. These programs are still strong and among […]

May 12, 2011

N.C. State gets boost for cabbage research

Using an extensive cabbage germplasm collection given to N.C. State University by Monsanto Co., scientists expect to develop new and improved varieties to increase demand for cabbage and expand production in North Carolina.

Nov 14, 2011

Dean Johnny Wynne announces retirement

Dean Johnny C. Wynne of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has announced his planned retirement, effective July 1, 2012. Wynne will retire after serving as College of Agriculture and Life Sciences dean for more than eight years, while his association with N.C. State spans half a century.

Nov 30, 2011

N.C. State, Monsanto celebrate $500,000 fund for Plant Breeding and Advanced Analytics Fellows program

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University and Monsanto Company announced today a $500,000 grant to train the next generation of plant breeding professionals.

Feb 13, 2012

Scientists lay groundwork for cabbage breeding program

KANNAPOLIS, NC – Two scientists with the N.C. State University Plants for Human Health Institute at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis are studying more than 300 cabbage varieties as part of the initial phase in a cabbage breeding program.

Jul 26, 2012

N.C. State Turfgrass Field Day is Aug. 8

Experts from North Carolina State University will discuss a range of topics related to growing and maintaining turfgrass Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the annual Turfgrass Field Day.

Aug 22, 2012

Charles Stuber receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Charles Stuber, professor emeritus of genetics and director of the North Carolina State University Center for Plant Breeding and Applied Plant Genomics, has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Association of Plant Breeders.

Nov 30, 2012

Student gives top presentation

Jennifer A. Kimball, a doctoral student in the turfgrass breeding and genetics program, gave a first place presentation during the joint annual meeting of the Agronomy Society of America, Crop Science Society of America and Soil Science Society of America in late October in Cincinnati.