Fueling the Future: Elephant Grass as Potential Biofuel Material (And More)
A common perennial grass may hold uncommon promise for research, agriculture and industry – and it may even fuel the future. A team of NC State scientists are exploring the potential of miscanthus.
Faculty Focus: The Peanut Scientist
Award-winning CALS plant scientist Tom Stalker is known as one of the world's leading peanut scientists. The breeding lines he's developed are used around the world and right here in North Carolina.
Charles and Marilyn Stuber create new distinguished professorship in plant breeding to make a top college program even better.
Faculty Focus: Tom Ranney
Over the years, Tom Ranney and his team have introduced nearly 30 new nursery, landscape and bioenergy crops. Among them: large, bold ornamental grasses that won’t spread where they aren’t wanted, hydrangeas with flowers in bright shades of pink, and compact, evergreen dogwoods.
Scientists Breed Better Fresh Market Tomatoes
NC State's tomato breeding program delivers more flavorful and disease-resistant tomatoes for farmers and home gardeners alike.
Breeding a Better Stevia Plant for the Southeast
At NC State University, scientists are working on something sweet, experimenting with ways to improve a plant that yields a sweetener known as stevia.
‘Visionary Gift’ to Bolster Plant Breeding Program
A new endowment - and allied challenge initiative - from Drs. Charlie and Marilyn Stuber will fuel the future of plant breeding at NC State.
“Greater Good” Award to Boost Sweet Potato Research
A plan to shed more light on the complicated genetics of the sweet potato has garnered two NC State University scientists an Agricultural Greater Good Initiative Award from the genomics company Illumina.
JC Raulston Arboretum’s New Grand Entrance Open Every Day of the Year
Fun for people of all ages and free to the public, NC State's JC Raulston Arboretum is ready to debut its unique new pedestrian gate.
Far from Being Futile, Resistance is This Tree Breeder’s Goal
At the Mountain Research Station in Waynesville, postdoctoral researcher Ben Smith patiently tends thousands of evergreen seedlings. His goal: to find at least a few that will tolerate two tiny but troublesome pests.