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Landscape photo of Plant Sciences Initiative building

Sep 6, 2019

Gaining Ground

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.   

Donors and leadership celebrate groundbreaking on stage

Sep 6, 2019

Gaining Ground

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.   

Gloved hands holding a cell phone and a small vial containing a leaf

Sep 4, 2019

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. 

Scientist in a greenhouse with soybeans in a greenhouse

Aug 5, 2019

Routing Drought

USDA-ARS plant breeder and geneticist at NC State helps soybean farmers overcome drought as they push for higher yields. 

Photo of two scientists in front of soybean plants

Jul 22, 2019

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. 

Mozambique professor studying at NC State works with plants in a greenhouse while wearing a hat.

Jul 17, 2019

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. 

Two men and a woman examining grapes in a vineyard.

Jun 26, 2019

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. 

Plant research in a petri dish.

Jun 12, 2019

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. 

Man addressing a crowd of people looking at strawberry plots.

May 9, 2019

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. 

Four men at a red table give the wolf sign.

Apr 10, 2019

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.