college of agriculture and life sciences

Feb 23, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

A Pretty Sweet Potato

Professor Mike Boyette has launched a project to create a better looking sweet potato, a cam-ready glam yam that can help eliminate food waste.

Jan 19, 2017

Manganese Oxides in Treatment System Could Be Mixed Blessing

Bad news or good news? Black sludge grows in water-treatment plant, but can it be used to clean up metal pollutants?

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 28, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Study Provides Evidence on Movement of Potato Famine Pathogen

Before it devastated Ireland, the pathogen that causes potato late blight set up shop in the United States. The pathogen's movement and evolution is the focus of an NC State study.

Dec 7, 2016  |  Events

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.

Nov 14, 2016

Engineering a New Mosquito

NC State entomologists are developing genetic systems that could replace mosquito populations with strains that have a reduced capacity for transmitting disease.

Oct 19, 2016  |  Service and Community

Help With Hurricane Relief Efforts

There are multiple ways faculty, staff and students can help neighbors near and far who have been affected or displaced by the flooding of Hurricane Matthew. Check out all the resources available to the campus community, including what donations are needed for the Feed the Pack food pantry and the Food Banks of Central and Eastern North Carolina.

Oct 12, 2016  |  Events

The End of the World As We Know It?

Author Paul Ehrlich, professor of population studies and biological sciences at Stanford, will join NC State professor Rob Dunn to talk about the challenges created by explosive worldwide population growth. The free event is slated for Wednesday night at the Hunt Library auditorium.

Sep 13, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Study Reveals Soil Influence on Well Water Manganese Levels

Levels of a dangerous heavy metal are above water-quality standards for more than 1 million southeastern Piedmont residents. NC State researchers get to the bottom (and the top) of the problem.