North Carolina invests in world-class plant science research
Voters approve an infrastructure bond package that includes NC State University’s plant sciences research complex.
Farm Bureau gift to enhance plant sciences
With strong grassroots support, an initiative aimed at making North Carolina the global hub for plant sciences innovation got a big boost when the North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation pledged $500,000 to start the Seeds of Success Fund.
Smart Research Keeps Produce Fresh
An apple a day keeps the doctor away — and SmartFresh, an award-winning technology developed at NC State and used around the world, keeps those apples fresher for more days.
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.
Squash Agriculture Spread Bees in North America
Using genetic markers, researchers have for the first time shown how cultivating a specific crop led to the expansion of a pollinator species. They found that the spread of a bee species in pre-Columbian Central and North America was tied to the spread of squash agriculture.
NC State Researchers Win $7 Million in Specialty Crops Grants
Three NC State University research and Extension projects aimed at improving specialty crops production have won more than $7 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
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 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.
Study Reveals Soil Influence on Well Water Manganese Levels
NC State University researchers have figured out why pockets of the southeastern Piedmont region contain high concentrations of manganese in well water, particularly in more shallow wells. The findings highlight the importance of testing well water to ensure its safety.
Poinsettias on Display Dec. 4
Get in the holiday spirit this weekend at the annual Poinsettia Open House at NC State University's JC Raulston Arboretum. The free event — featuring over 100 cultivars of poinsettias — will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday Dec. 4.