Stories From 2021

Sep 13, 2021

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.

Sep 9, 2021

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.

Sep 8, 2021

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.

Sep 4, 2021

‘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.

Sep 3, 2021

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.

Sep 2, 2021

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.

Aug 26, 2021

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.

Aug 17, 2021

Ph.D. Candidate Camilo Parada Wins Prestigious Award

Doctoral research on soilborne diseases in sweetpotatoes attracted support from a foundation.

Aug 12, 2021

Unregulated Support

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.

Aug 12, 2021

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.