research

Aug 9, 2017

Notes From Tanzania: A Farmer’s Story from the Field

In her fourth "Notes from Tanzania," grad student Catherine Doyle explains how surveys are helping scientists and farmers battle two important diseases affecting cassava.

Jul 28, 2017

CALS, Premex Build Synergistic Relationship

An NC State partnership with international animal nutrition company extends beyond workforce development to research sponsorship and philanthropy.

Jul 17, 2017

Tackling Cassava Mosaic Disease: One Week in Tanzania

NC State Ph.D. student Catherine Doyle had seen infected cassava in a lab, but a trip to Tanzania allowed her to connect that work to what's happening in the field. Read more in this second in a series of posts on her journey to help defeat cassava mosaic disease.

Jul 10, 2017

Faculty Focus: Jean Ristaino Wins Fulbright Award

Jean Ristaino’s passion for ensuring food security for a fast-growing world population has taken her around the world to help other scientists and students gain skills in identifying and tracking new and re-emerging plant diseases. Her next stop: Italy.

Jul 7, 2017

‘On Your Mark, Get Set’: Neutrons Run Enzyme’s Reactivity for Better Biofuel Production

Researchers from NC State and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have used a combination of X-ray and neutron crystallography to determine the detailed atomic structure of a specialized fungal enzyme. Their findings could lead to improved computational models that will further guide industrial applications for cleaner forms of energy.

Jul 7, 2017

Studying a Disease in Order to Prevent Starvation

CALS student Catherine Doyle is preparing to spend several weeks in Tanzania, doing field work related to a research effort aimed at tackling a disease that threatens the livelihood of people through sub-Saharan Africa. Read more from NC State's Abstract.

Jun 26, 2017

Breeding Better Blueberries

Scientist Hamid Ashrafi builds on a strong NC State tradition in developing berries benefiting consumers and farmers alike.

Jun 26, 2017

Hot Cities Spell Bad News for Bees

A new study from North Carolina State University finds that common wild bee species decline as urban temperatures increase.

Jun 23, 2017

Livingston Seeks to Enhance Natural Antibiotics in Poultry

With consumers increasingly concerned about antibiotics in poultry, NC State University researcher Kimberly Livingston is partnering with a feed additive and animal nutrition company to find a way to raise healthier poultry without them.

Jun 20, 2017

Is Biochar a Fix for Sandy Soils?

NC State Extension specialist launches a new research project to see if biochar in a field setting lives up to recent hype.