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Tag: Agriculture and Life Sciences

Girl with painted rocks

Mar 25, 2020

Boredom Busters: More Activities for Kids

Five fun indoor projects to help keep everyone’s minds active and hands busy. 

Child with caterpillar on his nose.

Mar 25, 2020

Outdoor Activities for Kids

Without going far, kids can explore and learn from familiar environments. 

four cats at food bowls

Feb 28, 2020

Cat Food Mystery Foils Diet Study

Cat food turns out to be something of a mystery. 

Hannah Levenson, a graduate student, in a field of sunflowers, while conducting a survey of native bees throughout North Carolina.

Feb 26, 2020

The Buzz About Native Bees

Hannah Levenson, a graduate student in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, is using North Carolina’s research stations to survey native bees and study how wildflowers support native bee populations. 

anaerobic digester on a dairy farm with rainbow in background

Feb 10, 2020

Model Shows Users How to Make On-Farm Sustainable Energy Projects More Profitable

Model can predict when farm-based sustainable energy projects will turn a profit. 

bee rests on a flower

Jan 29, 2020

Prescribed Burns Benefit Bees

Prescribed burns are good news for bee diversity and abundance. 

three scientists with an electrofisher mounted on a small boat

Jan 16, 2020

How Do You Count Fish in a Creek?

How do scientists count fish in the wild? 

Christmas tree farm in North Carolina

Dec 17, 2019

UAVs and Christmas Trees: New Research to Help NC Growers Benefit From Drone Technology

Can drones give the Christmas tree business a leg up? Let's find out! 

Dunaliella saltwater algae

Dec 16, 2019

Salty Algae Leads to Sweet Success

NC State University professor Heike Sederoff started studying saltwater algae more than a decade ago as part of a project to use algae to make biofuel. This research led to a recent paper in the journal Nature and a biofuels patent application. 

ant

Dec 6, 2019

Citizen Scientists Help Solve Ant Enigma

Where did these ants come from, anyway? 

two bottles of infused oil

Dec 4, 2019

How to Infuse Oils, Vinegars, Liquor or Honey (Without Making People Barf)

Food safety tips for making hand-crafted gifts of infused oils, etc. 

Anna Stepanova and Jose Alonso in a room for growing plants.

Nov 12, 2019

Genetic Engineering Tools Produce Better-Modified Plants Faster, Easier

New genetic engineering tools make recombineering large plant genes faster and easier. 

smartphone in front of a field

Oct 29, 2019

Interpreting the Growing Field of On-Farm Data

How farmers are capturing -- and using -- data to boost crop yields. 

child and adult fishing on the beach

Oct 7, 2019

Another Casualty of Climate Change? Recreational Fishing

Research finds that recreational fishing will likely be another casualty of climate change. 

diver stacks cinderblocks on ocean floor

Oct 1, 2019

Predators and Hidey-Holes Are Good for Reef Fish Populations

Research highlights two factors that play a critical role in supporting reef fish populations.