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Author: Dee Shore

new world screwworm on a leaf

Aug 6, 2020

Study Could Lead to Power Over ‘Man Eater’

Researchers find genetic targets for controlling the New World screwworm, a deadly insect pest. 

Photo of two scientists in front of soybean plants

Jul 22, 2019

From the Lab and Greenhouse to Farmers’ Fields

New soybean research with roots in the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative aims to protect the crop from climate change. 

Josip Simunovic in his lab, surrounded by shiny, metal equipment.

Mar 14, 2019

Food Scientist Honored

Food science pioneer Josip Simunovic is recognized by the Institute of Food Technologists. 

Woman in protective gear and holding a shovel looks at fire and smoke from a controlled burn.

Feb 20, 2019

Burning Desire

NC State scientists work to restore a rare longleaf pine stand for research, education and outreach. Among their first steps: setting fire to the site. 

Pictured in his lab, Allen Cohen holds a tray of silkworms.

Jan 16, 2019

Bee-Killing Mite Isn’t a Vampire After All

A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science this week debunks the long-held belief that varroa mites feed on “bee blood” – AKA hemolymph. NC State researcher Allen Cohen, co-author of the paper, explains. 

woman standing behind seedlings

Jan 9, 2019

Major Study Sheds Light on Plant Growth

How does your garden grow? It's complicated. 

Nov 9, 2017

Stakeholders, University Celebrate Plant Sciences Partnership

Agricultural leaders plant their stakes, literally, in the ground on NC State’s Centennial Campus, as they mark their commitment to the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative. 

Jul 20, 2017

4-H Electric Congress Celebrates 70th Year

Every summer, North Carolina 4-H Electric Congress draws young people from across the state for hands-on learning, and fun, in science, technology, engineering and math related to electricity. 

Jun 29, 2017

Breeding Better Blueberries

Researcher Hamid Ashrafi builds on a strong NC State tradition in developing berries benefiting consumers and farmers alike. 

Jun 15, 2017

Small Changes Yield Big Results

Real-time, online weight management program addresses what’s arguably the biggest public health issue today: overweight and obesity. 

Jun 8, 2017

Made in the Shade: Research Focuses on Combining Forestry, Livestock Grazing

Silvopasture – the practice of combining forestry with forage and livestock production – is rare in North America, but the practice could bring both economic and environmental benefits on marginal lands where traditional row cropping hasn’t worked. 

May 4, 2017

Organic Tobacco: Better Ways to Get Off to a Good Start

Interest in organic tobacco farming has been growing in recent years, and at NC State University, researchers are taking the guessing game out of one of the most important steps in production: how best to fertilize seedlings. 

Jan 19, 2017

Phytotron Stands Test of Time

Built in 1968, NC State's Phytotron in Gardner Hall remains one of the world's largest plant research centers. 

Jan 1, 2017

Researchers Crack Genetic Code Determining Leaf Shape in Cotton

Researchers find gene responsible for major leaf shapes in upland cotton. 

Dec 7, 2016

Renowned Chef Howard Speaks on Campus

Award-winning chef, TV personality, author and NC State alumna Vivian Howard will return to campus Dec. 15 to deliver the annual Eloise S. Cofer Lecture on connecting food, family and community. She will also participate in a book signing earlier in the day in the Coastal Ballroom of the Talley Student Union. Both events are free and open to the public.