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May 18, 2021

Preserving Sweetpotato Exports

A research team is exploring ways to protect the quality of sweetpotatoes shipped to Europe, following changes in regulations. 

Aug 26, 2020

Seminar: Dr. Hudson Ashrafi – Helping Producers and Training of the Next-Generation Blueberry and Plant Breeders

Breeding Blueberries Along with Other Specialty Crops through Conventional and Modern Techniques: Helping Producers and Training of the Next-Generation Plant Breeders: Dr. Hudson Ashrafi, Assistant Professor with the Department of Horticultural Science 

photo of radish crop

Jan 30, 2017

Fueling the Future of Specialty Crops

A $1 million specialty crops professorship and allied programmatic endowment for the NC State Specialty Crops Program will create exciting new opportunities for North Carolina farmers. 

Close-up of a stink bug.

Sep 15, 2016

Project Promises New, Sustainable Tools for Fight Against Stink Bug

U.S. specialty crop growers will benefit from a new $3.7 million grant won by NC State University to find sustainable control options for the invasive brown marmorated stink bug. 

Blueberries (on a plate)

Aug 9, 2016

NC State Researchers Win $7 Million in Specialty Crops Grants

Three NC State University research and Extension projects aimed at improving specialty crops production have won more than $7 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. 

Oct 9, 2015

NC State wins $6.7 million grant to curb devastating fruit pest

North Carolina State University has won a $6.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to undertake research and grower education efforts aimed at better managing a major new pest that causes hundreds of millions of dollars in annual agricultural losses. 

Feb 11, 2012

It's Muscadine Time!

A grape smoothie is just one of many products with powerful potential, thanks to a CALS partnership with muscadine growers.