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Author: Dee Shore

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. 

Sep 8, 2016

Gates Grant Helps NC State Solve Molecular Mysteries

The effort to defeat a key African food crop disease gets a boost from a $2.15 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. 

Oct 15, 2015

USDA Grants $6.7M to Curb Fruit Pest

NC State entomologist Hannah Burrack will lead a four-year effort to manage the spotted wing drosophila, a tiny fruit fly that causes hundreds of millions of dollars in annual agricultural losses. 

Oct 15, 2015

White House Lauds Juntos Program

An NC State program to empower Hispanic youth was named a “Bright Spot in Hispanic Education” by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. Since 2007, the North Carolina Cooperative Extension program called "Juntos" has helped close the achievement gap for Hispanic Youth in North Carolina and has been expanded into other states. 

May 13, 2015

Exhibit Digs Into the Secrets of Soil

Faculty and students from NC State’s soil science department plan to participate in educational programs linked to a new museum exhibit that drills down on dirt.