A ceremonial groundbreaking at NC State marks a new chapter in the university’s efforts to accelerate plant-related research, train the next generation of plant scientists and help farmers put problem-solving discoveries to work.
Portable Tech Sniffs Out Plant Disease In The Field
Researchers have developed portable technology that allows farmers to identify plant diseases in the field. The handheld device, which is plugged into a smartphone, works by sampling the airborne volatile organic compounds that plants release through their leaves.
USDA-ARS plant breeder and geneticist at NC State helps soybean farmers overcome drought as they push for higher yields.
From the Lab and Greenhouse to Farmers’ Fields
New soybean research with roots in the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative aims to protect the crop from climate change.
From Mozambique to Williams Hall: An A-maizing Partnership
Program connects NC State agricultural science mentors to emerging scholars, such as Hamilton Chiango, in developing and middle-income countries throughout the world.
Faculty Focus: Spayd is a Winner in Growing the U.S. Wine-Grape Industry
NC State University Professor Emerita Sara Spayd has spent decades working to build the U.S. wine-grape industry, and the American Society of Enology and Viticulture recently celebrated her accomplishments with its highest honor, the Award of Merit.
CCRP Research Involves 11 NC State Faculty
Eleven NC State faculty members — 10 of them in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences are taking part in the $30 million interdisciplinary Collaborative Crop Resilience Project.
From ‘Liz’ and ‘Rocco’ to The Glean Machine: Strawberry Science at NC State
Research and Extension programs at NC State make a difference for growers – and consumers – of fresh market strawberries.
Partner Profile: Novozymes Strengthens Research Partnership with NC State
“Great science and great relationships can create great things,” says Novozymes’ president for the Americas before signing a major research agreement with NC State.
Student Spotlight: Aspiring Plant Doc (And FFAR Fellow) Lindsey Becker
At NC State, Lindsey Becker is gaining strong experience in her discipline, plant pathology, while also building soft skills important to career success. She’s one of 17 Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research Fellows nationwide.