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Jul 25, 2022

When Crops Eat First

NC State researchers investigate if enhanced efficiency fertilizers (EEFs) could benefit both farm profitability and the environment. 

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Jul 20, 2022

All Coming Together

With the new NC State University Plant Sciences Building open, the new hub of plant science innovation is coming to life with interdisciplinary teams working together to solve some of agriculture’s biggest challenges. Learn what we are up to, and meet our final two platform directors: Rachel Vann and Terri Long. 

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Jun 1, 2022

Plowing a New Future

NC State is looking to data, drones and other forms of technology to reshape agriculture so that farmers can continue to feed the world. 

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Apr 20, 2022

Four International Agribusiness Titans Commit to Collaborative Work in NC State University Plant Sciences Building

Bayer, BASF, SAS and Novozymes have agreed to collaborate with NC State University researchers at the new Plant Sciences Building, a leading-edge facility at the heart of the university’s N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative. 

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Jun 22, 2021

Partner Profile: North Carolina Vegetable Growers’ Association

The North Carolina Vegetable Growers' Association started in 1977 to improve and promote the state’s vegetable industry. With more than 2,000 commercial vegetable grower members, they advocate for the industry and work to help make it more sustainable and profitable. With their longstanding relationship with NC State and Extension, they became early supporters of the N.C. PSI. 

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Jun 22, 2021

Partner Profile: North Carolina Herb Association  

Medicinal and culinary herbs are beautiful, easy to grow and are a large commodity in North Carolina. The North Carolina Herb Association (NCHA) represents herb farmers, business owners, commercial producers, and enthusiasts and exists to help share knowledge of how to identify, grow, use, respect, study, and celebrate herbs of all kinds. It’s that work that led them to become early supporters of N.C. PSI. 


Jun 22, 2021

Partner Profile: North Carolina Nursery and Landscape Association

As our cities continue to grow, members of the green industry are mindful of the stress the growth puts on our natural resources and are driven to grow in a sustainable way. The North Carolina Nursery and Landscape Association is an avid advocate for the green industry, ensuring that floriculture, nursery and greenhouse crops are a part of sustainable landscaping. As part of these efforts, they became early supporters of the N.C. PSI. 


Jun 22, 2021

Partner Profile: North Carolina Watermelon Association

Juicy, sweet watermelon is almost synonymous with North Carolina summers. The North Carolina Watermelon Association represents growers, shippers, buyers, seed companies and others associated with watermelon production, and has a vested interest in helping farmers and all associated with producing a healthy crop of the fruit. That’s why they were early supporters of the N.C. PSI. 

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Jun 14, 2021

Partner Profile: North Carolina Cotton Producers Association

Cotton is a major cash crop for North Carolina, accounting for close to $300 million of the state’s economy and 15,000 jobs. The North Carolina Cotton Producers Association strives to improve the welfare of cotton farmers by supporting best practices for production and encouraging research to better cotton and its products. That’s a key reason why they became an early supporter of N.C. PSI. 

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May 3, 2021

Partner Profile: North Carolina Farm Bureau

From its inception, the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative (N.C. PSI) was a top priority for North Carolina Farm Bureau. In fact, Farm Bureau’s advocacy helped secure N.C. PSI’s inclusion in the Connect NC Bond Referendum and their financial support made possible the initiative’s Launch Director, and a world-class agricultural research and Extension education space.