Quesada-Ocampo Picked for ‘40 Under 40’ Honor
An NC State expert on plant diseases is honored for building a research and extension program that meets growers’ needs.
New NSF Center Will Advance Phosphorus Sustainability
A new interdisciplinary center will advance ambitious goals to reduce phosphorus dependence — with the support of a five-year, $25 million grant.
Globally Recognized Agricultural Leader to Become First N.C. PSI Director
Adrian Percy, respected agricultural R&D leader, is set to become the first executive director of the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative. Percy says he was drawn to N.C. PSI for its strong potential to positively impact agriculture and society.
‘We Can All Do Our Part’
Among the many efforts in which distinguished alum Allen James and his wife, Ann, helped support, the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative was one of the most important. With their support comes a special message: We can all do our part for efforts we believe in, and we can do it at all levels, big and small.
Redpath Unlocks Doors to Faster Blueberry Breeding
In her doctoral research, Lauren Redpath searches for genetic keys for better blueberries. At the same time, she’s using skills she’s learned at NC State to kickstart her plant improvement career.
NC State and BASF: Dedicated to a Sustainable Future
As partners, NC State and BASF have completed more than 100 research projects together, including plant sciences innovation and crop protection.
Partnerships Power Problem-Solving Research
Research partnerships involving the college and the private sector benefit not just agricultural and life sciences companies, but also NC State and the economy.
Ph.D. Candidate Camilo Parada Wins Prestigious Award
Doctoral research on soilborne diseases in sweetpotatoes attracted support from a foundation.
Alan Ayers has lived in many communities. But no matter where he hung his hat, he heeded—and carried forward—the important advice of his family: “If you’re going to be a part of a community, be a part of it.” Nowhere else has Ayers applied that advice more than with his own NC State community.
N.C. PSI Report: Momentum is Building
As summer comes to a close and NC State’s fall 2021 semester begins, we have reached an exciting phase of construction for the NC State University Plant Sciences Building. It is now more than 83% complete. At practically every level, even from above, this future headquarters of the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative is well on its way to completion.