agriculture and life sciences

Jul 19, 2017  |  The Abstract

Notes from Tanzania: Lessons from the Field

Some lessons learned from a student doing research on crop disease in Tanzania.

Jul 17, 2017  |  The Abstract

Tackling Cassava Mosaic Disease: One Week in Tanzania

A student writes about her fieldwork in Tanzania, tackling a crop disease that threatens millions.

Jul 7, 2017

Neutrons Run Enzyme’s Reactivity for Better Biofuel Production

NC State and Oak Ridge National Lab researchers identify a reaction that could lead to improved biofuel production processes and lower costs.

Jul 6, 2017  |  The Abstract

Studying a Disease in Order to Prevent Starvation

Research into a disease that affects cassava crops aims to prevent starvation for millions in Africa.

Jun 26, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Hot Cities Spell Bad News for Bees

A new study finds that common wild bee species decline as urban temperatures increase.

Jun 13, 2017

Monarch Revival

Milkweed planted on Lonnie Poole Golf Course should help struggling monarch butterfly populations.

May 17, 2017  |  The Abstract

The Boll Weevil War, or How Farmers and Scientists Saved Cotton in the South

The boll weevil is not much to look at, but it was powerful enough to forge an unprecedented partnership between farmers, legislators and scientists.

May 3, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

‘Princess Pheromone’ Tells Ants Which Larvae Are Destined to Be Queens

For Indian jumping ants (Harpegnathos saltator), becoming royalty is all about timing.

Apr 12, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

NAS Committee Responds to Critique of Gene Engineering Report

NC State's Fred Gould, who led a National Academies committee that issued a 2016 report on genetically engineered crops, pens a letter in Nature Biotechnology to respond to a report critique.

Apr 3, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Study IDs Ways to Encourage ‘Refuge’ Planting, Slowing Resistance to Bt Crops

A study finds a shortfall in the amount of “refuge” cropland being planted in NC – increasing the rate at which crop pests evolve the ability to devour genetically engineered Bt crops.