Sep 23, 2020
NC State Team Finds Solution for Sweetpotato Problem
An NC State team led by Jonathan Schultheis has determined a new curing process that greatly reduces internal necrosis in Covington sweetpotatoes. This will save N.C. sweetpotato producers millions of dollars in crop loss.
Nov 30, 2020
Partner Profile: North Carolina SweetPotato Commission
The commission is specifically interested in identifying new varieties of sweetpotatoes that are resistant to pests and disease, easier to harvest and require less infrastructure for curing, all while protecting taste and quality standards.
Oct 27, 2020
NC State Teams Up with SAS and Microsoft to Predict Plant Disease and Tackle Food Recalls
The North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative has teamed up with technology leaders SAS and Microsoft to predict plant disease and tackle food recalls. Several research teams will use cloud and internet of things (IoT) services from SAS and Microsoft for their interdisciplinary projects.