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Plant Sciences Initiative

NC State University Plant Sciences Building

Apr 11, 2022

Media Advisory: NC State to Dedicate Plant Sciences Building

Join NC State, donors and friends for a special dedication program featuring guest speakers, a ribbon-cutting, tours and a reception with light refreshments. 

small corn plants in a field

Sep 2, 2021

NC State and BASF: Dedicated to a Sustainable Future

As partners, NC State and BASF have completed more than 100 research projects together, including plant sciences innovation and crop protection. 

GSL Director David Baltzegar and GSL Research Specialist Kelly Sides work with the Illumina NovaSeq 6000, currently the most powerful next-generation DNA sequencer.

Aug 11, 2021

New Genomics Facility to Elevate NC State’s Plant Science Research

The plant science world will have a new focal point for plant genetics and genomics research: the NC State University Plant Sciences Building’s new satellite Genomic Sciences Lab. 

Ross Sozzani helps pave the way for new gene editing techniques in agricultural crops through her new grant

Jul 2, 2021

CALS Researcher Awarded NSF Grant to Study Activation Domains

Associate Professor Ross Sozzani is one of the principal investigators on a new NSF grant to study activation domains on Arabidopsis plants. 

NSF CAREER Award winner Amanda Hulse-Kemp helps NC State’s plant and animal scientists elevate their research by incorporating some of the latest computational advances, data-based research methods, and tools.

Apr 28, 2021

Faculty Focus: A Breed Apart

USDA assistant professor in computational biology Amanda Hulse-Kemp wins the Herbert L. Rothbart Early Career Research Scientist award. 

several sweet potatoes in a crate

Nov 30, 2020

Partner Profile: North Carolina SweetPotato Commission

The commission is specifically interested in identifying new varieties of sweetpotatoes that are resistant to pests and disease, easier to harvest and require less infrastructure for curing, all while protecting taste and quality standards. 

A bunch of sweetpotatoes

May 27, 2020

Big Data for Better Sweetpotatoes

An interdisciplinary team led by Cranos Williams is setting out on a three-year project to use artificial intelligence to make sweetpotatoes even more profitable. The team will image hundreds of thousands of sweetpotatoes to increase the percentage of sweetpotatoes grown that are USDA grade 1. 

Owen Wagner (far left) and other foundational supporters for the Plant Sciences Initiative during the Plant Sciences Building groundbreaking on September 6, 2019.

May 13, 2020

Partner Profile: North Carolina Soybean Producers Association

The North Carolina Soybean Producers Association was one of the first commodity groups to pledge their support for the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative (N.C. PSI). Owen Wanger, CEO of the association, shares why it supports the N.C. PSI. 

Men on a motorized harvest aid in a strawberry field

May 9, 2019

From ‘Liz’ and ‘Rocco’ to The Glean Machine: Strawberry Science at NC State

Research and Extension programs at NC State make a difference for growers – and consumers – of fresh market strawberries. 

Four stakeholders, pounding stakes into the ground with rubber mallets

Nov 8, 2017

Stakeholders, University Celebrate Plant Sciences Partnership

Agricultural leaders planted their stakes, literally, in the ground on NC State’s Centennial Campus, as they marked the commitments they've made to the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative.