Nontraditional: Full-Time Student, Full-Time Worker
Hunter Landis is pursuing a master's degree in horticultural science – while working full-time as an agronomist at the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, where he advises plant growers on ways to improve crop production.
Partner Profile: Novozymes Strengthens Research Partnership with NC State
“Great science and great relationships can create great things,” says Novozymes’ president for the Americas before signing a major research agreement with NC State.
NC State Plant Breeder Wins Prestigious Scott Medal
Tom Ranney and his colleagues in Mills River have developed more than 50 ornamental cultivars – trees, shrubs and flowers that have been a boon for gardeners and for North Carolina’s green industry.
Fueling the Future: Elephant Grass as Potential Biofuel Material (And More)
A common perennial grass may hold uncommon promise for research, agriculture and industry – and it may even fuel the future. A team of NC State scientists are exploring the potential of miscanthus.
Beyond Roses: Fresh Local Flowers for Valentine’s Day
If you’re looking for something unique to give your valentine, an NC State floriculture expert suggests locally grown flowers.
Bee-Killing Mite Isn’t a Vampire After All
A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science this week debunks the long-held belief that varroa mites feed on “bee blood” – AKA hemolymph. NC State researcher Allen Cohen, co-author of the paper, explains.
Major Study Sheds Light on Plant Growth
An international team, including researchers from NC State, identifies the regulators that spur plants to grow larger and more complex once they’ve germinated. The research, published in the journal Nature, has important implications for agriculture.
Inventors’ Academy Has A New Member – And She’s From CALS
If you have bought any fresh fruit or flowers lately, chances are you’ve benefited from an NC State invention by CALS’ Sylvia Blankenship.
Partner Profile: BRI Taps NC State Talent and Technology
Globally recognized BioResource International translates academic research into a growing agricultural biotechnology business – and partnerships with NC State and its College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have played a role.
Student Spotlight: Aspiring Plant Doctor Josh Henry
A love of plants led Josh Henry to NC State, where he’s earning a Ph.D. in horticultural science and crop science.