Tackling Cassava Mosaic Disease: One Week in Tanzania
NC State Ph.D. student Catherine Doyle had seen infected cassava in a lab, but a trip to Tanzania allowed her to connect that work to what's happening in the field. Read more in this second in a series of posts on her journey to help defeat cassava mosaic disease.
Faculty Focus: Jean Ristaino Wins Fulbright Award
Jean Ristaino’s passion for ensuring food security for a fast-growing world population has taken her around the world to help other scientists and students gain skills in identifying and tracking new and re-emerging plant diseases. Her next stop: Italy.
Studying a Disease in Order to Prevent Starvation
CALS student Catherine Doyle is preparing to spend several weeks in Tanzania, doing field work related to a research effort aimed at tackling a disease that threatens the livelihood of people through sub-Saharan Africa. Read more from NC State's Abstract.
Meeting Deepens Plant Science Collaboration Between VIB and NC State
The plant science partnership formally forged last year between NC State University and VIB, a key European research institute, is growing.
Phytotron Stands the Test of Time
In the growth chambers and greenhouses of the Phytotron, researchers find ways to improve agriculture, the environment and even transportation and medicine.
Far from Being Futile, Resistance is This Tree Breeder’s Goal
At the Mountain Research Station in Waynesville, postdoctoral researcher Ben Smith patiently tends thousands of evergreen seedlings. His goal: to find at least a few that will tolerate two tiny but troublesome pests.
Maturing South Atlantic Hop Industry is Topic for March Conference
When it comes to producing hops the South Atlantic is maturing – so much so that an annual conference focused on the industry will be much more “homegrown” than ever.
New Class Covers Regulatory Affairs for Biotech, Crop Protection
To introduce students to the complex world of state, national and international regulations governing agricultural biotechnology, pesticides and biological products, NC State offered a one-of-a-kind course this fall.
NC State Boosts Efforts to Commercialize Research Discoveries
CALS' Dr. Heike Sederoff is among Chancellor's Innovation Fund winners leading innovative projects designed to turn great ideas into real-world products and solutions.
Phytotron Facelift and Plant Research
NC State University's Phytotron is ready to tackle 21st century challenges of food and energy security. The National Science Foundation features the laboratory for growing plants under various combinations of strictly controlled environmental conditions in its Science Nation video series.