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Jun 15, 2024

Lenovo, CALS IT Spark New Collaborations on AI and Machine Learning 

Note: This story was originally published by College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Information Technology. CALS IT and the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative’s Makerspace are collaborating with Lenovo to advance improvements in… 

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Jun 13, 2024

N.C. PSI Advances AI for Agriculture

At NC State University, the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative is leading efforts aimed at helping producers put artificial intelligence to work for increased yields, efficiency and sustainability. Two new tools will… 

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Jun 10, 2024

CERSA Workshops Help Inform Regulatory Reform

With companies developing more crop-protecting treatments using techniques such as CRISPR genome editing, the time is right for reform of federal policies that govern these products, says the director of… 

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May 23, 2024

Tour Brings Extension Agents to Ag Tech Startups

A recent training on emerging agricultural technology companies has sparked ideas for North Carolina Cooperative Extension agents who see value in learning about those companies as they work to support… 

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May 10, 2024

Makerspace Magic With Andrea Monteza

Where do you go when you need parts for a robot that can walk through cucumber vines without getting tripped up as it monitors the air for disease spores? A… 

Students at a table demonstrating their seed size collection machine.

Apr 29, 2024

NC State Students Pair Machine Learning, Robotics To Improve Ag Research

Thanks in large part to a student-developed machine that can “see” and sort seeds by size, a new NC State University project could shed more light on how seed sizes influence… 

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Apr 16, 2024

N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative Launches Startup Incubator and Seed2Grow Program

The N.C. Plant Sciences incubator provides lab and office space for emerging companies taking discoveries from plant sciences research and turning them into marketable solutions for agriculture and the environment. 

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Apr 8, 2024

Giving Symbiosis Back to the Brassicas

Heike Sederoff and her team are trying to understanding the symbiotic relationship between certain plants and the fungi and bacteria in the soil so they might some day return that lost relationship to the brassicas. 

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Mar 25, 2024

New Software Boosts Accuracy of Tech to Measure Crop Health

A new tool improves the accuracy of electronic devices that measure the color of a plant’s leaves to assess health. 

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Mar 15, 2024

NC State a Partner on NSF-Funded “Ag Tech Corridor” Project

A $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation is kickstarting an effort to create an agricultural technology corridor from central to eastern North Carolina, and NC State University plays a key role.