Posts Tagged ‘plant breeding’

Werner honored with Burbank Award

picture of Dr. Dennis Werner and Ruby Falls, the weeping redbud Werner Developed

Dr. Dennis Werner, JC Raulston Distinguished Professor of Horticultural Science, is the winner of the American Horticultural Society’s Luther Burbank Award.

Strawberry breeding program receives national grants

Strawberries in field

Dr. Jeremy Pattison, strawberry breeder and geneticist with the N.C. State University Plants for Human Health Institute at the N.C. Research Campus, is working on two grant-funded projects to support work in transferring the latest research to strawberry growers in North and South Carolina and Virginia to maximize yields and profitability.

PHHI seeks broccoli with enhanced lutein

Allen Brown with broccoli

KANNAPOLIS – A new N.C. State University study under way at the Plants for Human Health Institute at the N.C. Research Campus is focused on enhancing levels of lutein in broccoli. Lutein, an antioxidant, is associated with lowering risks for cataracts and age-related macular degeneration and is also found in leafy greens such as kale and spinach.

Tradition meets innovation in CALS scientist’s tomato breeding efforts

Dr. Dilip Panthee

Using a combination of new tools and time-honored techniques, Dr. Dilip Panthee is carrying on N.C. State University’s strong tradition in plant breeding, developing hardier, higher-yielding plants for North Carolina’s $30-million-a-year tomato industry.

Small Fruits Consortium receives NIFA award

small fruits webpage

The Southern Region Small Fruits Consortium – a six-member group of land-grant universities including N.C. State – has received the 2012 Partnership Award for Multi-State Efforts from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture. The award recognizes exemplary work impacting agriculture, environment, communities or people from a team at a land-grant university, cooperating institution or organization supported by the NIFA.

Student gives top presentation

Picture of Jennifer Kimball

Jennifer A. Kimball, a doctoral student in the turfgrass breeding and genetics program, gave a first place presentation during the joint annual meeting of the Agronomy Society of America, Crop Science Society of America and Soil Science Society of America in late October in Cincinnati.

Charles Stuber receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Picture of Dr. Charles Stuber

Dr. Charles Stuber, professor emeritus of genetics and director of the North Carolina State University Center for Plant Breeding and Applied Plant Genomics, has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Association of Plant Breeders.

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.

Scientists lay groundwork for cabbage breeding program

Fresh cabbage at the State Farmers Market in Raleigh, N.C.

KANNAPOLIS, NC – Two scientists with the N.C. State University Plants for Human Health Institute at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis are studying more than 300 cabbage varieties as part of the initial phase in a cabbage breeding program.

N.C. State, Monsanto celebrate $500,000 fund for Plant Breeding and Advanced Analytics Fellows program

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University and Monsanto Company announced today a $500,000 grant to train the next generation of plant breeding professionals.

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