Skip to main content

Plant Sciences Initiative

Sep 10, 2021

NCSU-USDA Hackathon

Join NCSU and USDA ARS Ag tech student Hackathon October 9-10, 2021 to accelerate agricultural sustainability using computer vision, machine learning and robotics. 

Sep 10, 2021

NCSU-USDA Hackathon

Join NCSU and USDA ARS Ag tech student Hackathon October 9-10, 2021 to accelerate agricultural sustainability using computer vision, machine learning and robotics. 

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. 

Aug 11, 2021

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

The global plant science community will soon have a new focal point for plant genetics and genomics research: the NC State University Plant Sciences Building. Learn how its new satellite Genomic Sciences Lab will help elevate our science. 

Woman standing behind plants in a lab

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. 

Amanda Hulse-Kemp

Apr 28, 2021

Faculty Focus: A Breed Apart

Amanda Hulse-Kemp, a USDA assistant professor in computational biology, helps NC State plant and animal scientists elevate their research by incorporating some of the latest computational advances, data-based research methods, and tools. 

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.