Abdus Salam, Mandi Burns and Saad Khan discuss banana paper.

NC State explores promising pest-control strategy with high-impact potential for sub-Saharan Africa

An NC State University agricultural research project that started with a high-technology nanoparticle solution to food security problems has gone low-tech. And in doing so, the project has won a $1 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Grand Challenges Explorations initiative.

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In a tall oak at the N.C. State Fairgrounds, CALS student Alex Burnette practices for the PLANET arboriculture climbing competition.

Top-Notch: NC State hosts national “Olympics of landscaping”

The CALS Horticultural Science Department hosted this year’s renewal of the annual PLANET competitive training and career recruitment event that drew more than 850 college students from 65 of the nation’s top horticulture and landscape programs.

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CALS faculty will benefit from endowments created by Dr. George J. and Rhoda W. Kriz.

$4.5-million estate gift will fund multiple faculty-support endowments

Endowments from Dr. George Kriz and his wife, Rhoda, will benefit CALS faculty and the N.C. Agricultural Research Service and will fund a distinguished professorship in the CALS Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, as well as several traditional agriculture distinguished professorships.

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Randy Weisz and Wes Everman

Growing the Grain Industry

Solutions benefit both crop and animal producers.

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Ruby C. McSwain Education Center

‘Dynamic, Fluid and Awesome!’

Master planning ensures the beautiful functionality of the JC Raulston Arboretum – and continually reaffirms the unique prescience of its namesake.

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You Decide: Why Have Some States Recovered Faster?

Dr. Michael Walden is William Neal Reynolds professor of agricultural and resource economics at N.C. State University.

The economy has been improving during the last five years, but it hasn’t been improving at the same pace for all states. Mike Walden analyzes the reasons.

Sam Pardue hits the road to share college admissions tips with prospective students statewide

Dr. Sam Pardue and students

Dr. Sam Pardue visits with prospective college students in rural North Carolina counties this spring to share important information on university admissions strategies.

Phoenix rises again in new location

Will Hooker (center) helps in hoisting the bamboo phoenix in a tree near Bragaw Hall on the NC State campus.

The bamboo sculpture now soars near Bragaw Hall and along the Art-to-Heart Greenway.

‘Almanac Gardener’ enters new season

Bill Lord, Karen Neill, Jeana Myers, Mike Gray

“Almanac Gardener,” a weekly horticulture program of UNC-TV and North Carolina Cooperative Extension, begins its 32nd season this Saturday (April 4).

Zublena, Cooperative Extension Service director, retires July 1

Dr. Joe Zublena describes himself as a "product of Extension."

Dr. Joseph P. Zublena, director of the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service and associate dean for NC State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, is retiring effective July 1.

New website links new and transitioning growers to farm schools 

Neil Shore shows Piedmont Farm School participants his winegrape vineyards.

Beginning farmers and growers considering new enterprises now have a new place to start: the NC Farm School website.

Economic Perspectives

Why isn’t inflation higher?

The Federal Reserve created trillions of dollars of new money in an effort to fight the recession. For a long time, economists have said higher inflation can result when large amounts of new money is printed. But inflation today is still relatively low. Why? NC State University economist Mike Walden explains.

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