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Fred Gould

Dec 2, 2019

Fred Gould: My Journey to Interdisciplinary Research

Fred Gould shares his journey from graduate school to interdisciplinary research on genetically modified pests and beyond, as well as the challenges he overcame along the way. 

Chancellor Randy Woodson, Dean Richard Linton and USDA ARS Administrator Chavonda Jacobs-Young talking near a Plant Sciences Building display

Dec 2, 2019

Partner Profile: The USDA Agricultural Research Service

USDA Agricultural Research Service Administrator Chavonda Jacobs-Young is no stranger to the long partnership between NC State and the agency. The partnership benefits farmers and others in North Carolina and beyond, she says. 

Ross Sozzani talks with Jessica Gluck during the Nov. 13 ideation session

Nov 18, 2019

Lightning Round: Knitting Networks and Seeding Solutions

The North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative organized a lightning session on Wednesday, Nov. 13 designed to spark research collaborations to tackle grand challenges, whether they ended up being focused on plant sciences or not. 

Chris Reberg-Horton and Steven Mirsky, co-leaders of a $10M sustainability grant examine an autonomous ag data collection robot.

Nov 12, 2019

$10M grant to NC State, USDA-ARS to advance cover crops, transform agriculture

Chris Reberg-Horton, an assistant professor in Crop and Soil Science, will co-lead a five-year, $10 million grant to improve the sustainability and profitability of agriculture by advancing the study and use of cover crops such as rye, clover and radishes. 

A variety of peppers

Nov 3, 2019

Reducing Bacterial Diseases in Peppers

NC State is part of a multistate research project to reduce bacterial diseases in peppers. 

Randy Isenhower at an indoor podium.

Oct 22, 2019

Partner Profile: The Golden LEAF Foundation

The Golden LEAF Foundation has provided substantial support for the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative and the NC State University building that will serve as its headquarters. Foundation Board Chairman Randy Isenhower explains why. 

Photo of hands and a cell phone in front of a farm field

Oct 21, 2019

NC State researchers recently completed a study illustrating the dilemma farmers face when evaluating if a high tech investment will reap reliable farm results. 

Photo of two women and a dog in a field of hemp

Oct 2, 2019

NC State Goes All Out to Support Hemp Growers

Amid booming consumer interest in CBD, NC State Extension and its research partners fill in the knowledge gap in a fast-growing agricultural industry. 

On a stage in front of a big architectural rendering, North Carolina agricultural research station superintendents pose with soil they brought from 18 stations.

Sep 11, 2019

Planting a Seed

┬áNC State University celebrates the groundbreaking for a state-of-the-art Plant Sciences Building. 

Three men at a table signing a document

Sep 9, 2019

Partner Profile: BASF Renews Its Partnership with NC State

Peter Eckes, president of BASF Bioscience Research, joined NC State officials recently to renew a five-year research agreement.