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Sep 9, 2021

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.

Jun 11, 2021

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.

Jun 9, 2020

Fewer Cars Mean More Hand Sanitizer

NC State partners with Novozymes to make a product once taken for granted – hand sanitizer.

Dec 6, 2019

‘Conductor’ Gene Found in Plant Root Stem Cell ‘Orchestra’

NC State researchers identify the maestro behind stem cell division in plant roots.

Aug 8, 2019

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.

Jun 12, 2019

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…

Aug 12, 2016

$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.