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.
CALS, Premex Build Synergistic Relationship
An NC State partnership with international animal nutrition company extends beyond workforce development to research sponsorship and philanthropy.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
Breeding Better Blueberries
Scientist Hamid Ashrafi builds on a strong NC State tradition in developing berries benefiting consumers and farmers alike.
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.
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.
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.