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Portrait of Lina Quesada-Ocampo holding basket of sweetpotatoes in greenhouse

Sep 13, 2021

Quesada-Ocampo Picked for ‘40 Under 40’ Honor

An NC State expert on plant diseases is honored for building a research and Extension program that meets growers' needs. 

Lina Quesada and Camilo Parada examine a petri dish

Aug 17, 2021

Ph.D. Candidate Camilo Parada Wins Prestigious Award

Doctoral research on soilborne diseases in sweetpotatoes attracted support from a foundation. 

Soybean plants in the field.

Jul 9, 2021

Elevated Warming, Ozone Have Detrimental Effects on Plant Roots, Promote Soil Carbon Loss

Soybean plant roots weaken when placed under climate change stresses, a new study shows. 

Charles W. Averre outdoors

Feb 11, 2019

Esteemed Plant Pathology Professor Passes Away

Charles W. Averre III, a plant pathology professor emeritus at NC State University, passed away Saturday, Feb. 9, but Averre's legacy will live on in a scholarship and a high-yielding sweet potato variety named in his honor. 

Scientists holding microbe cultures.

May 13, 2016

Microbiomes take center stage

As the White House launches a national microbiome initiative, NC State announces a major upcoming conference and funding of related research. 

Oct 27, 2015

New NC State consortium to study microbes at the root-soil interface

As North Carolina State University advances in its quest to make the Research Triangle a global hub for plant-related innovation, it recently launched a unique consortium to explore the soil microbiome -- the largely unknown world of microscopic organisms living in soil along plant roots. 

Aug 10, 2015

Seeding North Carolina’s future

CALS and its partners strive to make North Carolina the world’s leader in plant sciences innovation. 

Apr 9, 2015

NC State explores promising pest-control strategy with high-impact potential for sub-Saharan Africa

An NC State University agricultural research project that started with a high-technology nanoparticle solution to food security problems has gone low-tech. And in doing so, the project has won a $1 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Grand Challenges Explorations initiative. 

Dec 10, 2014

Improving the cassava plant

Cassava is Africa’s number two crop and a major source of calories for 700 million people, but it’s highly susceptible to pathogens such as cassava mosaic disease. With African colleagues and students, Dr. Linda Hanley-Bowdoin of NC State University’s College of Agriculture conducts basic research aimed at gaining a better basic molecular-level understanding of viruses and how they affect cassava. 

Nov 13, 2013

J.C. Wells, Extension plant pathologist, dies at 92

J.C. “Jay” Wells, of Greenville, the second full-time Extension plant pathologist at North Carolina State University, died Nov. 10 at the age of 92.