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Lina Quesada working with extension agents

Dec 16, 2022

The ‘Spider Sniffer’: When Farmers and Faculty Unite

For Lina Quesada-Ocampo, incorporating farmers into the scientific process is essential for success. 

Chicken used to test drugs' effectiveness in killing bed bugs.

Nov 29, 2022

Common Veterinary Drugs Show Effectiveness Against Bed Bugs

Fluralaner and ivermectin, used widely against pests like fleas and ticks, show varying levels of success in tests conducted on resurgent bed bugs. 

NC State Memorial Belltower in the fall

Oct 27, 2022

Horticulture’s Yencho and Pecota Win NC State’s Innovator of the Year Award

Craig Yencho and Ken Pecota were both honored with the Innovator of the Year award, and Marshall Brain received the Entrepreneur of the Year award. 

transgenic screwworm

Oct 24, 2022

Zombie Deer and the Scientists Behind the War on the ‘Man Eater’

NC State researchers are working on perfecting a female-killing gene for one of the most destructive pests in the world. 

graphite furnace

Sep 26, 2022

$2.25M Awarded to Develop Sustainable Energy Products from Waste Streams

NC State researchers were awarded a $2.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop aviation fuel and battery-grade graphite using seaweed and wood waste. 

farmers working in a field

Sep 23, 2022

Interdisciplinary Grant Strengthens Agricultural Workforce

Catherine LePrevost is leading an interdisciplinary and cross-institutional program that creates a pathway for undergraduate students from agricultural backgrounds to become care providers, educators and researchers working in farmworker health and safety.   

coastal sound

Sep 1, 2022

Making North Carolina Oysters Good Eats

Vashti Campbell, a Ph.D. graduate from the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, recently conducted research to help improve oyster production in North Carolina. 

a group of people standing outside posing for a photo

Aug 10, 2022

$1M NSF Grant Awarded to Help Better Predict Emerging Plant Disease Pandemics

NC State researchers plan to use real-time analytics through sensor technology, data mining, remote sensing and modeling to better monitor and predict plant diseases. 

Tesosinte mexicana in a field.

Jun 30, 2022

Borrowed Gene Helps Maize Adapt to High Elevations, Cold Temperatures

An important flowering time gene that has origins in a Mexican highlands crop is a precursor to modern-day corn. 

a brick building on a spring day

Jun 28, 2022

NC State CALS Moves Up in World Rankings

NC State's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences was recently named No. 22 in the QS World University rankings, thanks in part to an intentional focus on interdisciplinary collaboration, diversity and excellence.