At the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative, our distinctive approach to team science supports NC State’s land-grant mission and creates opportunities for all.
We believe progress happens when bright minds come together to share ideas and expertise. That’s why we work side by side with leaders in the private, public and nonprofit sectors to propel cutting-edge research and scholarship — work that creates jobs, improves outcomes for producers, brings valuable discoveries to market and changes lives.
Our location in the booming Research Triangle area puts us near some of the top names in the plant science industry. And our new state-of-the-art NC State University Plant Sciences Building on Centennial Campus will further connect us to industry and technology leaders, as well as NC State resources and experts in fields like engineering and biotechnology.
The NC State University Plant Sciences Building is an extraordinary step in our interdisciplinary approach of bringing together North Carolina’s agriculture community with the great agtech industry across the state.
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Changing the face of plant science isn’t an easy task. We can’t do it alone.
Partnership in the N.C. PSI is an investment that will impact generations to come: farmers, the green industry and commercial businesses that will all grow and prosper from our results; researchers who will solve global agricultural challenges; and students who will be tomorrow’s leaders in agricultural science.
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Jul 26, 2019
Crop Protection Research Program Headquarters to Move from Rutgers to Raleigh
The IR-4 Project delivers science-based solutions for specialty crop growers, and CALS leaders are excited about welcoming the headquarters to NC State.
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…
May 16, 2019
10,000 Square Feet Of Sweet (Potato) Promise: Four New Greenhouses Dedicated
The 10,000 square feet of new growing space are allotted for the annual production of certified elite sweetpotato plants. Starting with certified disease-free plants has enormous benefits for growers: increased yields, better quality and reduced pesticide use.