A New IDEA: Pairing Trainees with Computational Experts During the Pandemic
This spring in the midst of a pandemic, a committee of CALS faculty members matched graduate students and postdocs with data they needed to analyze or model computationally to computational experts with the necessary expertise. Learn more about how the collaboration is going for three trainees.
New Grants Support Microbiome and Resiliency Studies
Christine Hawkes and Kevin Garcia recently received separate federal grants to study plant and soil microbiomes to understand how the soil captures carbon and how symbiotic root fungi help legumes get potassium. This research will improve the resiliency of agriculture.
Climate Change, Crop Yields and Risk Management for Farmers
Helping farmers adjust to how climate change is affecting crop yield.
For the Next Agricultural Revolution, Look to the Microbiome
A national task force led by scientists with NC State ties says the plant microbiome could be key to unlocking the agricultural revolution needed to feed a fast-growing world population.
What a Changing Climate May Mean For Crop Pests
Insects are ideal indicators of how climate change is affecting agriculture.
Faculty Focus: Evolutionary Ecologist Seema Sheth
Meet one our newer faculty members Seema Sheth. She’s an evolutionary ecologist and studies how plants adapt to climate.
Climate Change Will Make Beer Taste Different (Yes, Really)
Beer is changing. Because climate is changing the chemistry of hops and grain.
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.