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Tag: college of agriculture and life sciences

Jul 29, 2021

Chancellor’s Innovation Fund Catalyzes Six Promising Projects

This year’s Chancellor's Innovation Fund projects could reshape medicine, immunotherapies, consumer packaging, stealth jets and solar-energy cells. 

Under red light, green plants grow in several small containers at the VEGGIE growth chamber at Kennedy Space Center.

Jul 21, 2021

Plants Return from Space in Microgravity Research Projects

The plant biology experiments of two NC State researchers are back on Earth after spending weeks at the International Space Station. 

corn plants in bags

Jul 21, 2021

Microbes Play Role in Corn ‘Hybrid Vigor’

Tiny soil organisms have surprising effects on a crop phenomenon that generally favors hybrid over inbred plants. 

tobacco plants in the field

Jul 12, 2021

New Technique Reduces Nicotine Levels, Harmful Compounds Simultaneously in Tobacco

Four carcinogenic compounds in tobacco were reduced in experiments. 

Soybean plants in the field.

Jul 9, 2021

Elevated Warming, Ozone Have Detrimental Effects on Plant Roots, Promote Soil Carbon Loss

Soybean plant roots weaken when placed under climate change stresses, a new study shows. 

Memorial Belltower

Jul 8, 2021

2 Advisors Recognized at Global Awards Ceremony

Michelle Garoutte and Chad Jordan are honored by the National Academic Advising Association. 

Fruit flies with florescent red proteins glow red.

Jun 29, 2021

Study Shows Effectiveness of Suppressing Female Fruit Flies

Pest populations plummet in lab experiments as technique using genetically modified fruit flies works more effectively than expected. 

A rice field in the Philippines.

Jun 29, 2021

Hot Nights Confuse Circadian Clocks in Rice, Hurting Crop Yields

Hotter nights are curbing crop yields for rice. New research helps us understand why. 

J.C. Raulston behind a sign identifying the NCSU Arboretum in the 1970s.

Jun 26, 2021

People, Plants and Pride: The Passions of J.C. Raulston

A quarter-century after his death, the founder of NC State's arboretum is remembered for his pioneering efforts to cultivate a welcoming space for LGBTQ professionals in horticulture. 

a table covered in tasty foods

Jun 14, 2021

The Evolution of Good Taste

Does evolution explain why we love salty potato chips? 

Photo of a diseased leaf.

Jun 11, 2021

Irish Potato Famine Pathogen Stoked Outbreaks on 6 Continents

NC State researchers track the evolution of pathogen that causes late-blight disease in potatoes and tomatoes. 

NC State gateway at sunset

Jun 9, 2021

10 Earn NSF Early-Career Awards

Faculty members in five colleges are recognized by the National Science Foundation for the quality of their research as well as their leadership potential. 

Corn in a Rowan County field

May 17, 2021

To Preserve Global Food Security, New Tools Needed to Prevent Plant Disease Pandemics

Global plant disease surveillance and detection systems - along with plant disease modeling - are needed to protect plants - and the food supply. 

Cicada

May 12, 2021

Podcast: Cicadas

Clyde Sorenson talks cicadas. 

Photo of sand fly.

May 6, 2021

Surprising Sand Fly Find Yields New Species of Bacteria

Researchers discover a new species of bacteria while examining sand fly larvae rearing area.