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Sam Jones

lotus roots

Apr 8, 2024

Giving Symbiosis Back to the Brassicas

Heike Sederoff and her team are trying to understanding the symbiotic relationship between certain plants and the fungi and bacteria in the soil so they might some day return that lost relationship to the brassicas. 

Oct 26, 2023

Third Annual N.C. PSI Hackathon Brings in Record Numbers

The third annual N.C. PSI Hackathon brought in a record 74 student and postdoc participants to compete across three days and three tracks for prizes and bragging rights. 

drone photo of the Plant Sciences Building

Oct 16, 2023

Four Students Receive First Graduate Student Endowment for N.C. PSI

Four graduate students have been awarded the inaugural Norma L. Trolinder N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative Graduate Student Endowment. 

Gage lab conducting corn research in the field

Sep 5, 2023

Gage Secures $1.9M NIH Grant to Study Gene-Environment Interactions

Joe Gage from the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences will lead the NIH-funded Genomes2Fields Initiative to study the interplay between corn varieties and their environments. 

Enrique Pena's winning photo of farmworkers harvesting sweetpotatoes

Aug 29, 2023

The Hands That Feed Us

Alejandro Gutierrez-Li leads the Agricultural Labor Extension Program, a novel and unique effort to address labor issues in North Carolina and the Southeast. 

fiber hemp

Aug 4, 2023

Field to Fabric: The Journey of Fiber Hemp from Tobacco to Textiles

David Suchoff is leading a five-year grant to study how fiber hemp can act as an alternative to tobacco while taking advantage of North Carolina's robust textile industry. 


Aug 2, 2023

N.C. PSI Faculty Member Wins Grant to Study Labor Issues Affecting Cattle and Dairy Farms in the South

Alejandro Gutierrez-Li, the agricultural labor extension specialist, was awarded a SARE grant to study labor issues on cattle and dairy farms in the South. 

Beans Gone Wild

Jul 19, 2023

New Online Tool Maps ‘Beans Gone Wild’

NC State Extension released an online tracking tool called Beans Gone Wild to capture and share in-season soybean problems and recommendations across the state. 

The University of York in the winter

Jun 14, 2023

Colleen Doherty Wins Fulbright Award to Study Phytomining in England

Doherty will study how plants can be used to mine rare earth elements during a six-month Fulbright Award at the University of York this winter. 

norma and linda trolinder

Mar 20, 2023

The Philanthropic Pioneers of Plant Science

Norma and Linda Trolinder are a mother-daughter duo of preeminent researchers and have just established the N.C. PSI's first graduate student endowment to propel the future of the field they love.