Notes from Tanzania: Lessons from the Field
Some lessons learned from a student doing research on crop disease in Tanzania.
Tackling Cassava Mosaic Disease: One Week in Tanzania
A student writes about her fieldwork in Tanzania, tackling a crop disease that threatens millions.
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.
Studying a Disease in Order to Prevent Starvation
Research into a disease that affects cassava crops aims to prevent starvation for millions in Africa.
Hot Cities Spell Bad News for Bees
A new study finds that common wild bee species decline as urban temperatures increase.
Milkweed planted on Lonnie Poole Golf Course should help struggling monarch butterfly populations.
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.
‘Princess Pheromone’ Tells Ants Which Larvae Are Destined to Be Queens
For Indian jumping ants (Harpegnathos saltator), becoming royalty is all about timing.
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.
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.