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Inaugural Horticultural Science Summer Institute is an activity-packed success

In a class at the Horticulture Field Lab, HSSI campers explore the layering effects of water movement and organic matter incorporation in rain gardens.

This summer, 15 high-school sophomores and juniors found out what it’s like to study horticultural science at N.C. State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

N.C. State Turfgrass Field Day is Aug. 8

Picture from previous Turfgrass Field Day

Experts from North Carolina State University will discuss a range of topics related to growing and maintaining turfgrass Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the annual Turfgrass Field Day.

CAALS-3D provides summer research experience

Picture of Dr. Alexandria Graves and students in Dr. Graves' lab.

For 44 high school students, the summer of 2012 included a week in College of Agriculture and Life Sciences laboratories learning about subjects ranging from plant breeding to biofuels.

Allen honored by Food Technologists

picture of Dr. Jonathan Allen

Dr. Jonathan C. Allen, professor of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, has received the 2012 Gilbert A. Leveille Award given by the Institute of Food Technologists.

In time for summer, four new NC State apps tackle the great outdoors

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From pest management to landscape care, four new apps recently unveiled by scientists in the North Carolina State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences provide critical information on timely outdoor topics.

Ristaino named Jefferson Science Fellow

Jean Ristaino

Dr. Jean Beagle Ristaino, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Plant Pathology, has been named a 2012 Jefferson Science Fellow. Ristaino will spend the next year working as a science adviser to the U.S. Department of State in Washington D.C. and traveling to U. S. embassies and missions overseas. She will then serve in a consulting capacity to the State Department for an additional five years.

YOU DECIDE: Are jobs coming, and where?

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

What will the future hold as far as jobs are concerned? Mike Walden discusses two reports that look at the future of American job creation.

Dr. Richard Linton named College of Agriculture and Life Sciences dean

picture of Dr. Richard Linton

Dr. Richard Linton, a nationally recognized food-safety authority who serves as professor and chair of the Department of Food Science and Technology at The Ohio State University, has been named dean of North Carolina State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, effective Sept. 15.

Whole Foods Triangle stores join North Carolina’s 10% Campaign

Robyn Stout at Whole Foods

Whole Foods Markets has pledged its support to the NC 10% Campaign, an initiative of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems that encourages consumers to purchase locally produced food.

Tomato growers take note, late blight is early this year

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Late blight, a plant disease that can kill tomato plants, has been found on North Carolina tomatoes earlier in the growing season this year than usual, and home gardeners who grow tomatoes may want to be aware of the threat.

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