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Tag: college of agriculture and life sciences

Sep 24, 2020

NC State Team Finds Solution for Sweetpotato Problem

A new discovery will save NC sweetpotato growers millions of dollars. 

an angler fishing on the shore

Sep 2, 2020

Climate Change and Outdoor Recreation

Climate change will affect businesses that rely on outdoor recreation. 

A small, red fly on a blueberry, against a black background.

Aug 31, 2020

A New IDEA: Pairing Trainees With Computational Experts During the Pandemic

How COVID-19 led to an unexpected bump in computational research. 

aerial view of a combine harvester in a field

Aug 26, 2020

Climate Change, Crop Yields and Risk Management for Farmers

Helping farmers adjust to how climate change is affecting crop yield. 

mosquito

Aug 24, 2020

Finding Ways to Keep Mosquitoes at Bay

For many of us, climate change means more mosquitoes. 

sun setting over a field

Aug 19, 2020

What a Changing Climate May Mean for Crop Pests

Insects are ideal indicators of how climate change is affecting agriculture. 

a glass of beer

Aug 18, 2020

Climate Change Will Make Beer Taste Different (Yes, Really)

Beer is changing. Because climate is changing the chemistry of hops and grain. 

new world screwworm on a leaf

Aug 6, 2020

Study Could Lead to Power Over ‘Man Eater’

Researchers find genetic targets for controlling the New World screwworm, a deadly insect pest. 

Aerial of tractor spraying fields at Lake Wheeler farms.

Aug 5, 2020

Seed-funding Grows Agricultural Advancements

GRIP4PSI, a seed-funding program for the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative, invests in a better future for growers and consumers alike. 

bed bugs

Jul 15, 2020

Bed Bugs Modify Microbiome of Homes They Infest

Bed bugs aren't just an annoying, blood-feeding pest. They also seem to change the bacterial community in the homes they infest. 

A sandy field of soybeans

Jun 30, 2020

Using Leaf Fungi to Improve Crop Resilience

An NC State team led by Christine Hawkes is identifying beneficial fungi found in five crops to improve disease and drought resistance. 

A small white box on PVC pipe poles over plots of soybeans in sandy soil.

Jun 9, 2020

Low-Cost Cameras Could Be Sensors to Remotely Monitor Crop Stress

Finding new uses for old tech could help farmers. 

Alumni Gateway near sunset.

Jun 5, 2020

PFAS Present Throughout the Yadkin-Pee Dee River Food Chain

PFAS is in every step of the Yadkin-Pee Dee River food chain, researchers find. 

Jun 5, 2020

Volcanic Glass Spray Shows Promise in Controlling Mosquitoes

An industrial mineral called perlite could help reduce mosquito populations and, in turn, malaria transmission. 

Seedlings with mutations in genes involved in making a plant growth hormone have curly cotyledons, the first two “leaves” of a plant shoot, or short roots. (Labeled seedlings on black)

Jun 3, 2020

Complementary Mutations: A Rollercoaster of Scientific Discovery

How one genetic mutation could “fix” another.