Focusing on the impact of certain stem cells on lifetime fat, muscle and bone growth in pigs, Dr. Chad Stahl’s research has implications for human nutrition and related conditions such as osteoporosis and obesity. In this short YouTube video, the animal scientist discusses his work.
Cassava is Africa’s number two crop and a major source of calories for 700 million people, but it’s highly susceptible to pathogens such as cassava mosaic disease. With African colleagues and students, Dr. Linda Hanley-Bowdoin of NC State University’s College of Agriculture conducts basic research aimed at gaining a better basic molecular-level understanding of viruses and how they affect cassava.
In fall 2013, Dr. Dominic Reisig got a phone call from a farmer in rural Hyde County. The farmer was growing corn, and it was literally falling apart in the field. What was going on? Reisig, an entomologist at NC State University, is a sort of science detective who specializes in insects that pose a threat to crops. And the farmer had presented him with a mystery.
North Carolina State University will receive $12.4 million over the next four years from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve a crop that is an important food staple in sub-Saharan Africa – the sweet potato.
Dr. John Thomas Ambrose — a popular College of Agriculture and Life Sciences professor, NC State University administrator and bee authority – passed away in January after a short battle with brain cancer. He was 70.
There has been much research by academics and others trying to establish a linkage between state tax rates and state economic growth, says Mike Walden. He discusses why the findings have not been consistent – and in some cases have been contradictory.
A certificate program for food safety managers, developed NC State’s DELTA distance learning group, helps develop employees trained to ensure the safety and quality of the food we eat.
Today there is a renewed interest in edible flowers for their taste, color and fragrance. But not all flowers are edible. For guidance on how to select, grow, harvest and preserve flowers for food use, check out this new North Carolina Cooperative Extension online publication, Choosing and Using Edible Flowers (PDF).
Currituck County has won a national award for its efforts to maintain healthy coastal and ocean resources through a green initiative spearheaded in part by North Carolina Cooperative Extension.
NC State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty members won two of the top awards given last week at the national Beltwide Cotton Conferences in San Antonio, Texas.
One of the biggest complaints people have today is that they are too busy – that they don’t have enough time. What’s behind this perception? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden answers.
- Chatham Park could bring $154B to NC once completed, study shows (WNCN-TV)
- NCSU economist: NC heading for strong economic growth in 2015 (News & Observer)
- NCSU professor John Ambrose taught NC about bees (News & Observer)
- North Carolina launches AgBio[sphere] initiative (Southeast Farm Press)
- With foreign demand rising, hog producers look to expand (News & Observer)