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May 30, 2024

Podcast: PFAS Exposure

Khara Grieger helps us understand PFAS exposure and how we can protect ourselves. 

a man and woman cut a ribbon at a children's museum

May 24, 2024

Playing with the Future of Farming

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has partnered with the NC Soybean Producers Association and Marbles Kids Museum to refresh the college’s sponsored On the Farm exhibit and infuse farm technology into the action. 

Bee visiting a flower

Mar 8, 2023

Wildflowers Near Lawns Can Increase Bee Abundance

Planting strips of wildflowers near lawns can help pollinators, an NC State Extension expert found. 

Black-eyed Susan flowers

Jul 15, 2021

Digging Into the Pandemic Gardening Boom

Home gardening saw a dramatic increase during the pandemic. NC experts discuss why and share tips for keeping it growing long past quarantine. 

Christmas tree farm in North Carolina

Dec 17, 2019

UAVs and Christmas Trees: New Research to Help NC Growers Benefit From Drone Technology

Can drones give the Christmas tree business a leg up? Let's find out! 

a roasted turkey on a table

Nov 22, 2019

Expert Tips for Thanksgiving Food Safety

Our food-safety expert shares research-based tips for how to buy, thaw, prep and cook your Thanksgiving feast so everyone stays happy and healthy. 

Tomatoes and peppers

Nov 20, 2018

Citizen Science Can Play Role in Addressing Agricultural Challenges

A new paper highlights the potential of citizen science to address pressing research challenges in agriculture and food systems. 

At dusk, children ride a brightly-lit merry-go-round.

Oct 8, 2018

6 Wolfpack Wonders at the North Carolina State Fair

The North Carolina State Fair is an annual celebration of food, agriculture, language and music, and the Wolfpack have had a hand in the fun for more than 100 years. Discover six surprising connections between NC State and the State Fair. 

Fisherman tries his luck along the surf at Carolina Beach's Freeman Park.

Aug 2, 2018

Ensuring Cleaner Air and Water

NC State researchers are partnering with communities, agencies and local residents on a wide range of projects to improve air and water quality. 

Malt is stirred for a beer production run in a Schaub Hall lab.

Jun 27, 2018

From Process to Pint Glass

There’s something brewing in the basement of Schaub Hall. The hoppy aroma can be traced to the NC State Brewing Lab, which plans to increase production later this year. 

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Jun 26, 2018

10 of the Most Diabolical Crop Pests in North Carolina

Ten of the most vexing pests that prey on agriculture in North Carolina. 

Pseudoscorpion with egg sack on a piece of white fabric.

Jun 21, 2018

7 Fascinating NC Arthropods (That You’ve Never Heard Of)

Meet seven little critters that live around North Carolina -- and that you've probably never noticed. 

Nov 2, 2017

What Will North Carolina Be Like in 2050?

Mike Walden gives a preview into his new book, and predicts what the state of North Carolina will be in the year 2050. 

Jul 20, 2017

4-H Electric Congress Celebrates 70th Year

Every summer, North Carolina 4-H Electric Congress draws young people from across the state for hands-on learning, and fun, in science, technology, engineering and math related to electricity. 

Aug 31, 2016

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.