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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.

Sep 8, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Gates Grant Helps NC State Solve Molecular Mysteries

The effort to defeat a key African food crop disease gets a boost from a $2.15 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Sep 1, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

It’s a Boy: Modified Male Flies Could More Efficiently Control Screwworm Population

Suppressing populations of devastating pests may be easier with the release of genetically modified males.

Aug 31, 2016  |  Faculty and Staff Giving

Honoring NC State’s Top ‘Yambassador’

Henry M. Covington was a longtime extension specialist whose research and partnerships with growers spurred the growth of North Carolina’s sweet potato industry. He passed away in 2004, but the North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission (NCSPC) established an endowment to honor the man affectionately known as “Mr. Sweet Potato” and to ensure that his legacy would continue.

Aug 24, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Nutrition Matters: Stress From Migratory Beekeeping May Be Eased by Access to Food

Traveling presents challenges for honey bees used to pollinate crops, but research shows that some of these challenges can be mitigated by providing other food sources while bees are on the road.

Aug 12, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

$45 Million Golden LEAF Grant Boosts NC State’s Plant Sciences Initiative

NC State's Plant Sciences Initiative gets a big boost from a $45 million grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation.

Aug 11, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Our Shining Future

A new $45 million grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation makes the Plant Sciences Initiative at NC State a reality — and positions North Carolina as a global leader for education, research and innovation in the plant sciences.

Jul 14, 2016  |  The Abstract

Cleaning Up Brownfield Sites Benefits Environment, Nearby Property Values

Cleaning up contaminated properties can benefit more than just the environment, according to recently published research.

Jun 8, 2016

Living High on the Hog at Barbecue Camp

Twenty-five lucky future pitmasters were among the inaugural participants at the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences two-day Barbecue Camp, where they learned the science of low and slow.

Jun 7, 2016  |  The Abstract

Resistance Remedies

NC State researchers battle bacteria to show that resistance is futile.