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Christopher Oates

Feb 8, 2023

Meet Christopher Oates: First 2023 STEPS Center Director’s Fellow

Christopher Oates is the first recipient of the new STEPS Center Director's Fellowship. In the fall, he starts a Master of Science degree program in Biological and Agricultural Systems Analysis. 

N.C. PSI researchers in front of the holiday tree

Dec 19, 2022

N.C. PSI Decks the Halls with First Holiday Tree

The 15-foot-tall, 500-pound tree in the Plant Sciences Building builds community among researchers and highlights North Carolina agriculture. 

Lina Quesada working with extension agents

Dec 16, 2022

The ‘Spider Sniffer’: When Farmers and Faculty Unite

For Lina Quesada-Ocampo, incorporating farmers into the scientific process is essential for success. 

ag data science

Dec 8, 2022

BAE Department Graduates First to Complete Agricultural Data Science Certificate

Biological and Agricultural Engineering Ph.D. graduate Tasmin Hossain, M.S. graduate Shelly Hunt and Ph.D. candidate Mariella Carbajal-Carrasco are the first students to complete the new Agricultural Data Science Certificate. 

christmas tree farm

Dec 6, 2022

Scientists Prepare for Exploding Christmas Tree Seeds

A new seed facility will help NC State researchers prepare for the next generation of Fraser fir Christmas trees selected for their superior traits. 

Verdesian Life Sciences Study Room

Nov 17, 2022

Tackling Nutrient Use From Multiple Angles

Verdesian Life Sciences is deeply invested in maximizing the health of plants. 

Sweet-Apps Team

Nov 9, 2022

Sweet-APPS Yielding Sweet Success

Sweet-APPS Yielding Sweet Success From deploying innovative sensors to creating productive relationships with stakeholders, the Sweetpotato Analytics for Produce Provenance and Scanning project has had a rewarding first two years. 

DJ and Ruthie Stokes

Nov 7, 2022

Tradition Meets Innovation

Fueled by their father’s passion for agriculture, Ruthie and DJ Stokes are keeping a family promise: do what you love. The fourth-generation farmers have found common ground in supporting producers back home and feeding a growing population. 

Adrian Percy and Rich Bonanno

Oct 28, 2022

Adrian Percy’s Year One Reflections

Adrian Percy reflects on the changes and progress of his first year as Executive Director of N.C. PSI, with high hopes for the future. 

N.C. PSI Backroad Tour

Oct 25, 2022

Lab Rats to Field Mice: The N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative’s Inaugural Backroad Tour

22 N.C. PSI faculty were brought out to the fields of North Carolina to hear from growers and commodity board leaders about the grand challenges they face in agriculture.