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Oct 20, 2021

Connecting Agriculture and Human Health to Fight Food Insecurity

Food insecurity — the inability to attain affordable, nutritious food — and food waste are global issues. At NC State University, research in agriculture and human health collide to discover solutions to these challenges in the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences. 

NC State's Memorial belltower on main campus.

Oct 14, 2021

Study: How Low-income Families Fared During COVID-19 Pandemic

Dr. Annie Hardison-Moody, Director of Graduate Programs for YFCS, with colleagues from the Department of Sociology at NC State and the University of British Columbia were recently published in the journal Socius. 

Corn on the stalk.

Oct 11, 2021

Warmer Temperatures May Decrease Yields of Densely Planted Corn

Models suggest providing more space for corn plants in a warming world. 

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Sep 20, 2021

How the Pandemic Triggers Mental Health Struggles

A large, multi-state study highlights how the COVID-19 pandemic has created a cyclical public health problem by both exacerbating mental health challenges and making it more difficult for people to maintain physical activity. 

A portrait of Jacob Jones, Jacob Jones, director of the STEPS Center and professor of materials science and engineering at NC State

Sep 9, 2021

New NSF Center Will Advance Phosphorus Sustainability

A new interdisciplinary center will advance ambitious goals to reduce phosphorus dependence — with the support of a five-year, $25 million grant. 

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Sep 9, 2021

What Are Those Bug Tents Along the Greenway?

The white tents tagged with Applied Ecology research along the greenway are traps being used by Sarah Parsons and Applied Ecology’s Elsa Youngsteadt. The research will identify which urban habitats contribute the most to insect conservation and test whether basic ecology […] 

A man holding a drone in a soybean field

Sep 9, 2021

Winter Wheat Scouting Takes Flight

NC State researchers successfully drone-identify early-stage Italian ryegrass in winter wheat allowing for wholistic weed management options. 

Wheat field in the sunshine

Aug 24, 2021

Climate Change and Agriculture

Greatly affected by storms, droughts, floods, heat and cold, agriculture is vulnerable to climate change. In this episode of Farms, Food and You, experts discuss climate change's effects on ag, ag's effects on climate change, and how the industry can help address it. 

A photo of an alpine pond with a mountain in its reflection by Susan Washko

Aug 23, 2021

Climate Change-Induced Droughts Alter Animal-Driven Nutrient Cycles in Alpine Ponds

A new study by Jared and Brad as found that animal-driven nutrient flows critical to the functioning of pond ecosystems are under increasing threat from climate change. 

GSL Director David Baltzegar and GSL Research Specialist Kelly Sides work with the Illumina NovaSeq 6000, currently the most powerful next-generation DNA sequencer.

Aug 11, 2021

New Genomics Facility to Elevate NC State’s Plant Science Research

The plant science world will have a new focal point for plant genetics and genomics research: the NC State University Plant Sciences Building’s new satellite Genomic Sciences Lab.