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Nov 16, 2010

Munchin’ Around The Christmas Tree

All you out there with home gardens know what a burden it is to keep those pesky deer at bay. The sprinkling of hair clippings or hanging bars of soap (or whatever the fix du jour may be) is nothing compared to the problem facing farmers who have hundreds of acres to protect. NC State extension… 

Nov 14, 2010

Back Off, Rudolph!

Extension specialists have come up with an inexpensive way to protect Christmas tree farms from ravaging deer. But it involves rancid egg powder and dried blood. Smells like holiday spirit. 

Nov 2, 2010

Sea Grant Staff Earn National Awards

Michael P. Voiland, N.C. Sea Grant executive director, received a Sea Grant Association President's Award at a  conference in New Orleans. Several other Sea Grant members have earned national awards recently. 

Oct 27, 2010

Strategic Leadership

A pair of retired U.S. Army generals - both NC State alumni - and a trio of technology and business leaders from across the country will share insight into leadership and professional development at the Ninth Annual General Hugh Shelton Leadership Forum, to be held Nov. 5 at the McKimmon Conference and Training Center. 

Aug 30, 2010

On Tour

As the leader of the only university with a presence in all 100 North Carolina counties, NC State chancellor Dr. Randy Woodson - along with his wife, Susan - hit the road this summer to gain a firsthand look at how NC State makes a difference from the mountains to the sea. 

Aug 19, 2010

Who you gonna call? Beebusters!?

Don’t let bee experts fool you – they can help with more than just honey-makin’. Earlier in the week, a Wake County master deputy was called to respond to 50,000 honeybees swarming a disabled tractor trailer. However, upon seeing the police vehicle, the bees found a new place to swarm… and quickly covered the cruiser,… 

Jul 7, 2010

Moore’s International Work Featured

Dr. Susan Moore, whose outreach work in forestry has taken her around the world, is featured in the June/July Study Abroad spotlight. 

Jun 30, 2010

Hunting For (Software) Bugs

If you know how to type, you’ve probably made a typo at some point. Normally it’s no big deal. But imagine you’re a computer programmer, churning out line after line of code. That’s when a simple typo can create a “bug” – or defect – with significant repercussions. But researchers from Microsoft Research and North… 

May 14, 2010

Creamer in Endowed Chair

Dr. Nancy Creamer, horticulture professor and director of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems, will occupy an endowed chair funded with a $3.15 million endowment established last year by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. 

Apr 21, 2010

The Buzz On Bees

The plight of honeybees has been the focus of a lot of media attention, as bee populations around the country have plummeted due to colony collapse disorder and other factors. But Dr. David Tarpy, whose research focuses on improving bee health and productivity, is doing something about it. Tarpy, an entomology professor at NC State and… 

Mar 11, 2010

A-Twitter

Agricultural extension agent Debbie Roos has fallen in love with the social media program Twitter, posting nearly 400 tweets about small farm issues, including extension programs that encourage sustainable, organic and alternative agriculture. 

Dec 10, 2009

Strnad Honored for Service

The Environmental Educators of North Carolina recently honored Renee Strnad, environmental educator for Extension Forestry, for outstanding service. 

Jul 1, 2009

Ag and Extension Education Honored

The Department of Agricultural and Extension Education was recently rated No. 7 among U.S. departments of its type. 

Jul 1, 2009

Plant Breeder Honored

Dr. Tom Ranney, horticultural science professor at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center near Asheville, won the American Horticulture Society’s Marc Cathey Award. 

Jun 18, 2009

Produce Lady Serves Up Advice

For ideas on preparing and preserving fresh fruits and vegetables, consult the “Produce Lady,” also known as Brenda Bryan Sutton.