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N.C. PSI News

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. 

Photo of 3D printer bioprinting plant cells.

Oct 14, 2022

3D Printing Plant Cells Shows Promise for Studying Cell Function

Researchers take a big step in showing efficacy of bioprinting plant cells to study cellular communication and viability in a controlled environment. 

researcher stands out in a crop field

Oct 11, 2022

New Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration Will Tackle Global Challenges

A new collaboration between NC State and the Technical University of Denmark aims to uncover new biology-based methods for CO2 management and sustainable fertilizer production. 

Rocio Davila CERSA intern

Oct 5, 2022

Entomology Grad Student Participates in First Regulatory Science Internship Program

Rocio Davila spent her summer interning with the USDA-FAS to develop pesticide legislation for Central America's agriculture industry. 

Duncan McSorley

Oct 5, 2022

Connecting Field and Lab with an Eye Toward Extension

Duncan McSorley has spent the past year and a half interning in Extension and the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative on his way to some day becoming an Extension specialist. 

Katharina Stapelmann

Oct 4, 2022

Nuclear Engineer Brings the Fourth State of Matter to Farmers

Dr. Katharina Stapelmann shares how an electrical engineer researching plasma-assisted wound healing ends up making fertilizer for North Carolina farmers. 

corn with ear worm

Sep 5, 2022

Soil Temperature Can Predict Pest Spread in Crops

Researchers use historical soil temperature data to learn about – and predict – overwintering success of the nasty corn earworm. 

Ph.D. candidate Camilo H. Parada Rojas, right, works in the lab with mentor Lina Quesada-Ocampo, Ph.D.

Aug 15, 2022

The Power of Mentorship

Through intentional mentorship, industry training and job preparedness, FFAR Fellow Camilo H. Parada Rojas understands what it takes to get science to the field. 

The Ristaino and Wei Labs test their late blight loop-mediated isothermal amplification and volatile organic compounds sensors outside the NC State Plant Sciences Building.

Aug 10, 2022

$1M NSF Grant Awarded to Help Better Predict Emerging Plant Disease Pandemics

NC State researchers plan to use real-time analytics through sensor technology, data mining, remote sensing and modeling to better monitor and predict plant diseases.