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Ristaino, Hanley-Bowdoin lead Bellagio Center conference on dangerous plant pathogens

Conference participants gather in Bellagio, Italy. Ristaino is second from right, front row, and Hanley-Bowdoin is center in doorway, back row.

Participants at the international conference worked to develop a strategy to mitigate impacts of emerging plant diseases in sub-Saharan Africa.

You Decide: Do we live in the most interesting times?

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

It’s popular to say we live in a fast-paced, highly connected, ever-shifting world. But a strong case can be made for that world actually occurring 90 years ago.

Survey shows farmers skeptical of climate change

man walking in field

A recent survey in four states, led by NC State economist Roderick Rejesus, shows that farmers don’t readily accept the concept of climate change or the science behind it. They also have trouble believing crop yields would suffer due to climate change.

2014 Gala in the Garden is a special celebration of North Carolina

A '53 Chevy truck, filled with North Carolina products, was the centerpiece of the gala.

Forget the vernal equinox. For multitudes of gardening enthusiasts, the true first day of spring is the day of the annual Gala in the Garden at N.C. State University’s JC Raulston Arboretum. This year the theme of the May 4 gala was “Celebrating North Carolina,” so the emphasis was on the state’s finest food, botanicals, products and people.

NCARS partnership increases access to technology

Administrators view GPS-equipped Case International tractor

Local agricultural equipment dealer Ronnie Jackson of Clinton Truck and Tractor in Clinton, N.C. — a long-time supporter of the college’s agricultural research — recently provided the college with specialty equipment to enhance instruction of innovative technology in real-world settings.

Future of Food lecturers share perspectives on agriculture, food

Four people standing together

The Future of Food lecture series, which started last fall, included four speakers on a variety of food-related topics. Dr. Sam Pardue, associate dean and director of Academic Programs for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, developed the series to “stimulate discussion surrounding the important food issues of the day.”

Increased drought portends lower future Midwest crop yields

corn

Increasingly harsh drought conditions in the U.S. Midwest’s Corn Belt may take a serious toll on corn and soybean yields over the next half-century, according to research published today in the journal Science. Corn yields could drop by 15 to 30 percent, according to the paper’s estimates; soybean yield losses would be less severe.

CALS celebrates outstanding faculty, students at year-end awards ceremony

winners of CALS awards, with Dr. Sam Pardue

Members of the CALS faculty and student body gathered in Riddick Atrium on April 24 to celebrate a year of achievement. Awards were given for outstanding teaching and advising, as well as student success.

Tobacco program endowment honoring Collins announced at CALS foundations spring meeting

Dr. William K. and Ann T. Collins

The April 23 joint meeting of the N.C. Agricultural, Dairy and Tobacco foundations in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences brought good news for the CALS tobacco program. During the groups’ luncheon at the N.C. State University Club, a memorandum of understanding was signed between Dr. William K. Collins Sr. and Ann T. Collins and the N.C. Tobacco Foundation Inc. to create the Dr. William K. Collins Tobacco Agronomist Position in Research, Teaching and Extension Endowment.

Functional Aesthetics: CALS students create green roof at retirement community

Shown at the April 14 Undergraduate Research Symposium are BAE students Kyle Halchin (left), Kathleen Bell, Taylor Barto and Tiffany Preddy.

At the 23rd Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, a project from four students in the CALS Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering conveyed the symposium’s message of how research at N.C. State contributes to the greater good of North Carolina and areas beyond.

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