Jun 29, 2020
Using Leaf Fungi to Improve Crop Resilience
An interdisciplinary team led by Christine Hawkes is identifying beneficial fungi found in five key crops with the aim of using them to help plants fend off diseases and tolerate drought stress.
Jun 22, 2020
CALS Researchers Return to the Bench and Field
As NC State ramps up the Research Restart process, here’s how three researchers from across the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences are returning to the lab bench and test field after time away due to COVID-19.
Aug 5, 2020
Agriculture Loses Longtime Advocate Dan Weathington
NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is remembering friend Dan Weathington, a supporter and advocate for the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative. Weathington recently passed away.
Jul 10, 2020
‘Map’ of Sweetpotato Genome to Improve Breeding Efforts
NC State scientists recently published a scientific paper that mapped the genetic locations of economically important traits in sweetpotatoes such as higher yield and disease resistance. Their genetic map may lead to breeding better sweetpotatoes.