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Ignazio Carbone, Terri Long and Amy Grunden in greenhouse

Jun 29, 2022

Terri Long Appointed N.C. PSI Education and Workforce Development Platform Director

Terri Long will join the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative as the platform director for Education and Workforce Development. 

Seven-year-old boy poses with the container garden on his deck

Nov 6, 2020

Grow Box Gets Kids Growing — Fall Vegetables, That Is

The hectic pace that comes with children can make it hard to slow down, spend time with each other and celebrate cherished relationships. Enter the Grow Box. 

silos in the background of a farm

Aug 24, 2020

For the Next Agricultural Revolution, Look to the Microbiome

A national task force led by scientists with NC State ties says the plant microbiome could be key to unlocking the agricultural revolution needed to feed a fast-growing world population. 

Dunaliella saltwater algae

Dec 16, 2019

Salty Algae Leads to Sweet Success

NC State University professor Heike Sederoff started studying saltwater algae more than a decade ago as part of a project to use algae to make biofuel. This research led to a recent paper in the journal Nature and a biofuels patent application. 

Anna Stepanova and Jose Alonso in a room for growing plants.

Nov 8, 2019

New Genetic Engineering Toolset Produces Better-Modified Plants Faster, Easier

NC State researchers share a new set of genetic engineering tools that makes modifying large plant genes faster and easier. This should improve the precision and reliability of the foundation for innovations in pest resistance, yield increases and growing season extensions. 

A broad 'normal' cotton leaf compared to an 'okra'-shaped cotton leaf.

Dec 20, 2016

Scientists Crack the Genetic Code Determining Leaf Shape in Cotton

The discovery opens the door to producing cotton varieties ideally suited for agriculture, says Dr. Vasu Kuraparthy of NC State's Department of Crop and Soil Sciences.