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

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

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.

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

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

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.

Of Waste and Want

Beth Foster at podium

Meeting the looming global food crisis is the issue at hand as CALS co-hosts the 2014 North Carolina Agriculture and Biotechnology Summit.

Growing the Grain Industry

Randy Weisz and Wes Everman

Solutions benefit both crop and animal producers.

‘Dynamic, Fluid and Awesome!’

Ruby C. McSwain Education Center

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

High-Order Thinking

Boller with two students

With help from a CALS scientist, students from one of the most underserved counties in the state will operate a biotech company right out of their high-school lab.

Focus Forward

State Extension Conference

NC State University’s largest outreach effort, the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, enters its second century with a new strategic plan focused on agriculture, food and 4-H youth development.

Strange Invader

Dr. Brett Hartis with hydrilla

Extension takes on hydrilla, the ‘King Kong of aquatic weeds.’

College Profile: José Alonso

Dr. José Alonso

Dr. José Alonso’s groundbreaking explorations in plant biology land him on a list of the world’s most influential scientists.

NC State receives grant to improve African sweet potatoes

Grant will help researchers improve sweetpotatoes, a staple crop in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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.

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