Archive for the ‘Media Releases’ Category

Warmer temps limit parasites’ impact, boost pest populations

Metaphycus wasp

Climate change is expected to disrupt ecosystems by changing insects’ and other organisms’ life cycles in unpredictable ways -– and scientists are getting a preview of these changes in cities. NC State University research shows that some insect pests are thriving in warm, urban environments and developing earlier, limiting the impact of parasitoid wasps that normally help keep those pest populations in check.

Jonesville farmer elected chair of the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board

Zach Myers

Zach Myers is the co-owner of Myers Dairy Inc., a commercial dairy farming operation that milks more than 900 cows daily.

USDA NIFA’s Sonny Ramaswamy to speak at NC State

Sonny Ramaswamy

Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy, director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture will speak Nov. 20 at North Carolina State University on the future of agriculture and meeting the needs of a growing world population.

You Decide: How are farming and manufacturing alike?

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

Today’s farm and factory are quite different from their predecessors. Mike Walden analyzes the economic significance of current production trends in manufacturing and farming.

CEFS receives $2.5 million in new grants

Cows

Researchers at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems have received three grants totaling more than $2.5 million since July to support research and education at the center’s 2,000-acre research farm in Goldsboro and on farms across the state.

New name announced: CALS Business Operations

three standing under new name

It’s a new day and a new name for the business arm of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Last week, the new name for CALS Business Operations was announced to employees. The Business Operations staff was actively involved in selecting the new name, first suggesting names for the organization and then voting on the top three name choices.

You Decide: What industries will lead growth?

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

Many forward thinkers believe we are on the cusp of another transformation in the economy. Mike Walden considers the possible areas of future economic growth that could take North Carolina along for the ride.

NC State named “green giant” for leading the way in sustainable energy

camelina

Winds of Change, the journal of the American Indian Society for Engineering and Science, named NC State — and the college’s Dr. Heike Sederoff in particular — as a leader in academic programs focused on sustainable energy.

You Decide: Should we go for it?

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

Should North Carolina offer incentives to attract a new auto-assembly factory and the benefits it could bring to the state? Mike Walden weighs the opposing viewpoints.

CALS Business Center Update for September

Greg and Andrew at white board

Throughout the summer, the Business Center Implementation Team and CALS Business employees have been hard at work, honing their skills and developing new processes for the new Business Center model.

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