college of agriculture and life sciences

May 4, 2017

Organic Tobacco: Better Ways to Get Off to a Good Start

Interest in organic tobacco farming has been growing in recent years, and at NC State University, researchers are taking the guessing game out of one of the most important steps in production: how best to fertilize seedlings.

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.

Mar 2, 2017  |  Awards and Honors

DASA Honors 4 With Advising Awards

Four undergraduate academic advisors were honored on Jan. 27 for their work in helping students succeed in a variety of ways through academic advising.

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.