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a greenhouse with new growlights

Jul 12, 2022

Growing Efficiency in Greenhouses

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has partnered with NC State Energy Management to decrease energy use and emissions in greenhouses. 

May 19, 2022

Bee-Friendly All Summer

Celebrate World Bee Day on May 20 with these bee-friendly tips. 

spinach leaf with plasma

Mar 28, 2022

Could Plasma Be a Sustainable Sanitation Solution?

Imagine never having to worry about washing your produce before you eat it. 

a woman scientist in a lab space

Mar 21, 2022

Aurora Toennisson: Exploring Space and Sharing Science

When Toennisson was young, she wanted to be an astronaut. But as she learned more about life on Earth, she shifted her interests. 

a student and researcher in lab

Mar 9, 2022

The WASTE Lab: Adding Value to Agricultural Waste

Praveen Kolar and student researchers in the WASTE Lab are rethinking ways to use leftover materials and valorize them. 

John Radcliff (left) and John Holshouser (right) of JTI

Feb 23, 2022

JTI Partners with N.C. PSI to Advance Sustainability and Innovation in Agriculture

JTI Leaf Services has been a longtime partner of NC State in research, teaching and extension. Now they’re a partner in sustainability and innovation through the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative. 

Alisa Andrews visits Bodie lighthouse on the Thomas Jefferson Scholars retreat.

Jan 27, 2022

Jefferson Scholar Alisa Andrews Is Making Sustainable Differences

Alisa Andrews is using her two degrees to make a difference in her local community by focusing on sustainability and agriculture. 

african elephant standing on the savannah faces the camera head on

Jan 24, 2022

Study Demonstrates Accuracy of Less Invasive Technique for Monitoring Elephant Health

The technique uses dried spots of blood to measure health indicators. 

A researcher holds an aquatic invertebrate

Dec 10, 2021

Collaborative Study Identifies Urgent Need to Prioritize Freshwater Biodiversity Research

Alonso Ramirez joins a team of researchers from 90 scientific institutions worldwide to call for better research and protection of freshwater biodiversity. 

individual substrates

Oct 28, 2021

Soilless Substrates Grow Plants and Global Influence

There is an unprecedented growing global demand for soilless substrates in horticulture due to the increased production of ornamental, vegetable, soft fruit and Cannabis crops in soilless growing systems.