plant sciences

Jul 17, 2019

From Mozambique to Williams Hall: An A-maizing Partnership

Program connects NC State agricultural science mentors to emerging scholars, such as Hamilton Chiango, in developing and middle-income countries throughout the world.

May 17, 2019

Spotlight: Bean Zhou Studies Plants Across a Great Divide

Asia and America come together in Bean Zhou’s Ph.D. research on kindred plants and their evolution. A recent award will allow him to study at Harvard’s esteemed Arnold Arboretum this summer.

May 15, 2019

NASA Internship For AGI Student (And Aspiring Astronaut) Lane Diesa

NC State Agricultural Institute student Lane Diesa has her sights set on the sky: Through a NASA internship, she had the chance to work on projects with the potential to change life outside of our own planet.

Feb 12, 2019

Fueling the Future: Elephant Grass as Potential Biofuel Material (And More)

A common perennial grass may hold uncommon promise for research, agriculture and industry – and it may even fuel the future. A team of NC State scientists are exploring the potential of miscanthus.

Jan 9, 2019

Major Study Sheds Light on Plant Growth

An international team, including researchers from NC State, identifies the regulators that spur plants to grow larger and more complex once they’ve germinated. The research, published in the journal Nature, has important implications for agriculture.

Jul 18, 2018

Podcast: Pesticide Resistance Arms Race

In a recent NC State podcast, CALS' Fred Gould discusses the rising rate of pesticide resistance and what can be done to protect crops and human health from resistant pests. In sharing his perspective, Gould draws on a recent Science journal review article he co-wrote with NC State experts in agricultural and resource economics and science and technology policy.

Jul 18, 2018

CALS Makes Strides Toward Regulatory Science Center

A three-year gift from Bayer Crop Science helps NC State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences move closer to its goal of setting up a Center of Excellence for Regulatory Science in Agriculture.

Mar 15, 2018

Just-in-Time Tomatoes?

NC State scientists are exploring the molecular-level processes that cause tomatoes to ripen, and what they find could have big implications for a range of traits -- from flavor to firmness -- in fruit-bearing crops.

Nov 30, 2017

NC State Team Helped Growers Transition Away From Methyl Bromide

A recent news story by the U.S. Department of Agriculture acknowledged an NC State research and extension program for its success in helping strawberry, tomato and pepper growers maintain yields as they transition away from methyl bromide.

Nov 17, 2017

Getting to the Genetic Root of Stem Cells

NC State scientists find faster ways to identify the complex gene interactions that make stem cell renewal and differentiation in plants possible.