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An elderly Black man receiving an injection in his arm

Dec 16, 2020

Vaccine Q&A: Safety, Skepticism and How Long Protection Will Last

We also explain the difference between preventing infection and preventing sickness. 

Dec 11, 2020

Farmed Striped Bass Without Hormones Or The Price-tag

Ben Reading and pals have developed a method for farming striped bass more efficiently and less expensively, without hormones. 

Man with drone flying over farm field

Dec 8, 2020

Initiatives to Make N.C. Agriculture a $100 Billion Powerhouse

Three major NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences initiatives aim to transform agriculture and agribusiness. 

Waste lagoon and hog houses

Nov 24, 2020

Waste Solutions: From Farm Waste to Feed, Fertilizer and Energy

In this episode of Farms, Food and You, learn how extension specialists and researchers are helping farmers use plant-based agricultural leftovers as cattle feed and turning hog waste into valuable bioenergy and fertilizer. 

Morning storm clouds approach as a farmer looks over his soybean field.

Nov 17, 2020

$8.1M+ in Private Gifts Invigorate Greenhouse Gas Research

NC State’s Department of Crop and Soil Sciences is delighted to announce a series of planned and current gifts totaling over $8M to enhance the study of greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation through agriculture. 

An illustration by the CDC shows ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.

Nov 10, 2020

NC State Researchers Take On COVID-19

While COVID-19 has brought much of the world to a standstill, it hasn’t stopped research at NC State. University faculty and staff have pivoted from their customary research to study COVID-19, using their expertise in battling the pandemic. 

rows of corn

Nov 10, 2020

We Modified Crops to Kill Pests, and Pests Evolved to Adapt. Now What?

What can be done to preserve pesticide resistance? 

Solar panels and other equipment at the end of a drainage canal in a farm field

Nov 5, 2020

Research for Better Water Management: Not Too Wet, Not Too Dry

Improved water management systems being developed and tested by CALS researchers could help farmers raise yields and protect the environment. 

Hand slicing a sweetpotato

Oct 27, 2020

Sweet Success With Sweetpotatoes

Sweetpotatoes are North Carolina's state vegetable, and they're not just for Thanksgiving anymore. Find out how North Carolina growers have positioned our state as the leader when it comes to production of this increasingly in-demand crop. 

An insect with fringed wings on a plant

Oct 19, 2020

Insect Insights

The first genome sequence in the insect order Thysanoptera sheds light on one of the world’s most costly agricultural pests, aiding scientists searching for ways to stop damage caused by the invasive western flower thrips.