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Thriving Together

The North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative (N.C. PSI), the global hub for plant science innovation, brings together the brightest minds in academia, government and industry to drive vital research and innovation that:

  • Increases crop yields
  • Creates new plant varieties
  • Extends growing seasons
  • Enhances sustainability
  • Develops world-class talent
  • Produces new and improved technologies

#2 in the Nation for Research Commercialization

We are second among universities without a medical school in licensing or optioning research.


N.C. PSI is the Go-to Partner for Agriculture Solutions

We break down academic and research barriers to cultivate, support and sustain science teams focused on:

  • Crop protection
  • Plant adaptation
  • Microbiomes
  • Predictive modeling
  • Use of artificial intelligence
  • IoT and decision tools
  • Plant and food systems
  • Food security and human health
  • Responsible ag production methods


Improvement Through Innovation

Our mission is to improve the world through plant science innovation. Our vision is to be the world’s premier plant sciences enterprise accelerating discovery, talent development and applied solutions that solve agricultural challenges through interdisciplinary, team-based science.

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Let’s Thrive Together

Learn how you can partner with our team to tackle the grand challenges facing agriculture.

Artist’s rendering of the NC State Plant Sciences Building