Key Leader of Sustainable Ag Movement Names Test Plot in Support of N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative
The success of Distinguished CALS Alumna Pam Marrone’s biopesticides depended heavily on test plots. Now she’s naming a test plot in her family’s honor to support the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative.
New Syngenta-funded Internship Endowment to Strengthen CALS Students’ Regulatory Knowledge, AgTech Leadership
Janis McFarland was both surprised and honored as leaders from NC State and Syngenta named an internship endowment in her honor during a recent celebration.
Leading entrepreneur and NC State alum Randy Canady was born to move forward. True to form, he is helping advance the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative.
N.C. PSI Report: Progress Inside and Out
We are well into the Fall 2021 semester, and the NC State Plant Sciences Building is now about 90% complete. Our new headquarters for the N.C. PSI is on track for dedication on April 12 next year.
Hospitality industry giant Bob Winston supports the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative to make agriculture more sustainable and to enrich lives through advanced research and innovation.
Protecting Our State’s New Rural Cash Crop
The true profit potential of sweetpotatoes has been held back by an aggressive and invasive pest. NC State’s Craig Yencho will lead a $5 million grant-funded project to fight it.
Propagating Grower Success
Mark Hoffmann will lead a $5.3 million project to develop new indoor and outdoor propagation technologies for America’s strawberry nursery industry.
NC State Faculty Member to Co-lead Knowledge Transfer Efforts for New $25 million Phosphorus Research Center
Khara Grieger will co-lead Knowledge Transfer efforts between researchers and stakeholders for NC State’s new $25 million NSF STEPS Center.
STEPping Up Phosphorus Research
NC State Soil Fertility Specialist Luke Gatiboni took over a longtime study that relied on traditional research technologies and methods. But as of last week, that work is set to get amplified at nearly every level.
Globally Recognized Agricultural Leader to Become First N.C. PSI Director
Adrian Percy, respected agricultural R&D leader, is set to become the first executive director of the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative. Percy says he was drawn to N.C. PSI for its strong potential to positively impact agriculture and society.