plant systems

May 30, 2017

NC State Hemp Research Gets Underway

When it comes to growing hemp in North Carolina, prospective growers have lots of questions. And now that NC State scientists and extension specialists have secured seeds, they’ll soon begin experiments designed to yield answers.

May 24, 2017

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.

Apr 5, 2017

Xiang Explores the Evolutionary History of Dogwood Diversity

With flowering dogwoods in full bloom, NC State's Jenny Xiang takes time out to discuss her research to understand more about the intriguing evolutionary history of its genus.

Mar 29, 2017

Project Aims for New and Better Cover Crops

NC State University’s Chris Reberg-Horton is among collaborators in a nationwide project to develop new and better cover crops.

Mar 7, 2017

Online Dashboards Illustrate Local Foods Spending Data

Where are North Carolinians buying local foods? How much are they spending? These are just some of the questions being answered through a collaboration of the NC 10% Campaign and RTI International.

Feb 17, 2017

Faculty Focus: Julieta Sherk Wins Fulbright Award

Julieta Sherk will head to Mexico next fall as a J. William Fulbright Global Scholar in Science and Technology. Learn more about her passion for landscape design as a vehicle for social change and improved community development.

Feb 15, 2017

‘Visionary Gift’ to Bolster Plant Breeding Program

A new endowment - and allied challenge initiative - from Drs. Charlie and Marilyn Stuber will fuel the future of plant breeding at NC State.

Feb 10, 2017

“Greater Good” Award to Boost Sweet Potato Research

A plan to shed more light on the complicated genetics of the sweet potato has garnered two NC State University scientists an Agricultural Greater Good Initiative Award from the genomics company Illumina.

Jan 13, 2017

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.

Dec 20, 2016

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.