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.
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.
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.
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.
NC Plant Sciences Initiative Task Force Proceedings
Four task forces have been hard at work planning for the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative. Check out the NC PSI Task Force Proceedings for details on the working groups' findings and a summary of recommendations.
Leader Chosen, Plant Sciences Initiative Poised to Problem-Solve
With this week’s announcement of Stephen Briggs as launch director, the NC Plant Sciences Initiative is about to get rolling — in a big way.
Big Data Yields Plant Sciences Innovation
Computer scientists, data analytics experts and information technology professionals will play a role in the success of the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative. A recent workshop focused on how to improve the collection, analysis and applicability of agriculture’s big data.
Plant Sciences Initiative Task Forces Report Recommendations
Task forces charged with mapping a vision for the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative came together May 1 at NC State University’s McKimmon Center to discuss and share recommendations, learn about next steps and celebrate progress.
Our Shining Future
A new $45 million grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation makes the Plant Sciences Initiative at NC State a reality — and positions North Carolina as a global leader for education, research and innovation in the plant sciences.
NC State, Belgian institute partner for plant biotech research
NC State University and VIB, a life sciences research institute in Belgium, recently entered into a strategic collaboration agreement aimed at spurring growth in the plant biotech research sector in both Belgium and North Carolina.