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N.C. PSI News

May 24, 2023

A Passion for Plant Research

Imani Madison won the 2022 Kenneth R. Keller Research Award for her research on how stress and other external factors affect the development of plant cell tissues. 

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Apr 27, 2023

N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative Launches Extension Agent Network

12 NC State Extension agents were selected from a competitive pool to beta-test N.C. PSI technology in the field. 

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Apr 20, 2023

Earth Day Special Highlights Soil-Based Solutions

In a new Earth Day broadcast special, PBS NC examines natural solutions to carbon removal and carbon capture to mitigate North Carolina’s evolving climate impacts. The special feature N.C. PSI faculty, Alex Woodley. 

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Apr 20, 2023

Farming with A.I.

In this episode of Farms, Food and You, we’ll dig deep into A.I. and other technology utilized in agricultural research with Jevon Smith, a research computing manager for the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative. 

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Apr 12, 2023

Multifunctional Patch Offers Early Detection of Plant Diseases, Other Crop Threats

The patch can be applied to the leaves of plants to monitor crops for different pathogens – such as viral and fungal infections – and stresses such as drought or salinity. 

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Apr 3, 2023

NC State Researchers Assemble Pathogen ‘Tree of Life’

Researchers provide open-access tool to capture new data on a global plant destroyer, Phytophthora. 

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Apr 1, 2023

Agriculture’s Promised Land?

Regenerative agriculture: It’s a buzzword that’s easy to sell but hard to define.  Regenerative agriculture’s professed goal is to use the soil and environmental ecosystem—rather than conventional fertilizers and tillage—to… 

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Apr 1, 2023

The Changemakers

Discontent with the status quo, NC State University’s Terri Long, Marvin Moncada and Kenny Sherin are creating life- and industry-altering change. As NC State Extension’s first broadband access coordinator, Sherin is finding… 

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Mar 29, 2023

10 CALS Faculty Named 2022-23 Goodnight Early Career Innovators

The program recognizes and rewards promising NC State early-career faculty whose scholarship is in STEM or STEM education. 

Mar 22, 2023

Sargassum is a Growing Problem. Researchers May Have a Solution

Funded with a $2.25 million grant from the Department of Energy, NC State researchers will collect sargassum and combine it with wood waste to produce sustainable aviation fuel and battery-grade graphite.