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Tag: Plant Sciences Initiative

A sandy field of soybeans

Jun 30, 2020

Using Leaf Fungi to Improve Crop Resilience

Using beneficial fungi to help crops handle drought, disease. 

A bunch of sweetpotatoes

May 27, 2020

Big Data for Better Sweetpotatoes

An interdisciplinary team is setting out to use artificial intelligence to make sweetpotatoes even more profitable. 

Cherry tomatoes

Apr 29, 2020

Plant Aid: A Big-Data Project to Detect Plant Diseases Faster

An interdisciplinary team led by professor Jean Ristaino will combine small sensors with big data for faster detection of the diseases plaguing tomato fields. From a hand-held plant disease ‘sniffer’ to a cloud-based database that can alert farmers about the cause of the stress and suggest possible mitigation strategies, the project aims to detect diseases early, improving yield. 

Aerial of tractor spraying fields at Lake Wheeler farms.

Apr 1, 2020

Fertilizer of the Future

Making fertilizer more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly. 

Photo of Amy Grunden in NC State's Phytotron.

Jun 12, 2019

Crop Resilience Is Focus of New Interdisciplinary Research

A new international partnership will examine plant-microbe interactions to make crops more resilient. 

woman standing behind seedlings

Jan 9, 2019

Major Study Sheds Light on Plant Growth

How does your garden grow? It's complicated. 

Nov 9, 2017

Stakeholders, University Celebrate Plant Sciences Partnership

Agricultural leaders plant their stakes, literally, in the ground on NC State’s Centennial Campus, as they mark their commitment to the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative. 

Aug 9, 2017

Leader Chosen, Plant Sciences Initiative Poised to Problem-Solve

With this week’s announcement of Stephen Briggs as launch director, the NC Plant Sciences Initiative is about to get rolling — in a big way. 

Farmer out standing in his soybean field.

Aug 11, 2016

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. 

Mar 16, 2016

Voters Easily Pass Connect NC

North Carolina voters easily pass the $2 billion Connect NC bond package that will help fund two critical buildings on NC State's Centennial Campus, the Engineering Oval and the Plant Sciences Initiative.