Topping-off for Tomato Breeding
NC State’s tomato breeding efforts, led by Dilip Panthee, just got a boost in the form of a new 1440-square-foot greenhouse at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center.
Plant Aid: A GRIP4PSI Big-Data Project to Detect Plant Diseases Faster
An interdisciplinary team led by professor Jean Ristaino will combine small sensors with big data for faster detection of the diseases plaguing tomato fields. From a hand-held plant disease ‘sniffer’ to a cloud-based database that can alert farmers about the cause of the stress and suggest possible mitigation strategies, the project aims to detect diseases early, improving yield.
Greenhouse Vegetable Growers Support N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative
In honor of NC State’s past support and continued partnership, the North Carolina Greenhouse Vegetable Growers’ Association has donated $7,000 to the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative.
Tomato Field Day
Mark your calendars now and reserve the date for the annual Tomato Field Day at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center in Mills River, NC! This is your opportunity to see new up-and-coming varieties and learn the latest […]
Horticultural scientist explores tomato flavor
Consumers value garden-fresh flavor when it comes to tomatoes, but such flavor isn't always available on grocery store shelves year-round. Recently published research from N.C. State University scientist Dilip Panthee and colleagues aims to change that.
Searching for Salmonella
A team of North Carolina State University scientists is looking for Salmonella on tomatoes and around tomato production areas. What they find could help farmers grow tomatoes that have a decreased likelihood of carrying Salmonella.
Taking the bite out of late blight
North Carolina State University scientists will be heavily involved in a national effort to help farmers better manage a plant disease called late blight.