New NSF Center Will Advance Phosphorus Sustainability
A new interdisciplinary center will advance ambitious goals to reduce phosphorus dependence — with the support of a five-year, $25 million grant.
Irish Potato Famine Pathogen Stoked Outbreaks on Six Continents
NC State researchers track the evolution of pathogen that causes late-blight disease in potatoes and tomatoes.
Fewer Cars Mean More Hand Sanitizer
NC State partners with Novozymes to make a product once taken for granted – hand sanitizer.
‘Conductor’ Gene Found in Plant Root Stem Cell ‘Orchestra’
NC State researchers identify the maestro behind stem cell division in plant roots.
Tobacco Plant ‘Stickiness’ Aids Helpful Insects, Plant Health
Sticky plants can have mutually beneficial relationships with opportunistic insects, like the one between tobacco and the spined stilt bug.
Crop Resilience is Focus of New Interdisciplinary Research
Research suggests that microbes in the soil, roots and leaves have important impacts on plant health and productivity. Now, new interdisciplinary research at North Carolina State University and three Danish universities will examine the roles of plant-associated microbes and their interactions with plants. The goal is to help make crops more resilient against environmental stresses…
$45 Million Golden LEAF Grant Boosts NC State’s Plant Sciences Initiative
NC State’s Plant Sciences Initiative gets a big boost from a $45 million grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation.