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Woman holding an electronic sensor while three men look on.

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… 

Adrian Percy addresses a crowd from a podium

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. 

a woman and a man stand in a field of green crops

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. 

NC State Day of Giving 03.20.24. Our Wolfpack. Our university. Our vision for the future.

Mar 13, 2024

What PSI Supporters Are Saying About Day of Giving

As we approach North Carolina State University’s 2024 Day of Giving on Wednesday, March 20, two alumni and a retired staff member who are donors to the N.C. Plant Sciences… 

Stephen and Vicki Briggs

Mar 13, 2024

#GivingPack: Getting (and Keeping) the N.C. PSI Rolling

Stephen Briggs became the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative’s launch director when the effort was little more than a dream for North Carolina State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.… 

Group of nine people standing in a greenhouse

Mar 11, 2024

N.C. PSI Agent Network Expands

Eleven North Carolina Cooperative Extension agents have been selected to join the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative Extension Agent Network, serving as a bridge between the state’s growers and initiative… 

Anna Trolinder in the Kleiner Lab

Mar 8, 2024

Award-Winning Plant Science Grad Student Hopes To Share Research Internationally

With research aimed at helping scientists develop a more targeted approach to the design and development of microbial products for sustainable agriculture, North Carolina State University Ph.D. student Anna Garrell… 

Sensor on a plant leaf

Mar 4, 2024

NC State Scientists Fast-Track R&D for Sensors That Detect Plant Diseases Early

NC State University researchers are taking rapid steps to bring promising plant disease detecting technologies out of the laboratory and into the commercial marketplace. With a one-year National Science Foundation grant… 

BRIDGE Symposium participants standing at the front of a room

Mar 4, 2024

Bridging Disciplines, Generating Solutions

Demonstrating the power of interdisciplinary collaboration, nine pairs of graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from 12 NC State University departments recently presented their strategies for bringing different fields together for research…