plant systems

Mar 16, 2016

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.

Mar 22, 2016

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.

Jun 20, 2016

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.

Jun 21, 2016

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.

Jun 23, 2016

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.

Aug 9, 2016

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.

Aug 11, 2016

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.

Aug 15, 2016

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.

Sep 16, 2016

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.

Nov 29, 2016

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.