Posts Tagged ‘plant breeding’

Dean Johnny Wynne announces retirement

Picture of Dean Johnny Wynne

Dean Johnny C. Wynne of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has announced his planned retirement, effective July 1, 2012. Wynne will retire after serving as College of Agriculture and Life Sciences dean for more than eight years, while his association with N.C. State spans half a century.

Crop Breeding

For crops ranging from blueberries to wheat, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University has been internationally recognized for its plant breeding programs for more than 60 years. These programs are still strong and among the best in the world today. For the last 30 years, innovations developed in the [...]

N.C. State gets boost for cabbage research

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

Using an extensive cabbage germplasm collection given to N.C. State University by Monsanto Co., scientists expect to develop new and improved varieties to increase demand for cabbage and expand production in North Carolina.

The problem with North Carolina . . . and turfgrass

Picture of Dr. Susana Milla-Lewis.

North Carolina is not the best place in the world to establish a luxuriant lawn, or to cover a football field or golf course with turf, and therein lies Dr. Susana Milla-Lewis’ challenge.

Sweetpotatoes

North Carolina is the nation’s top sweetpotato producer. The state’s growers produce 600 million pounds of sweetpotatoes annually, nearly half the sweetpotatoes produced in the U.S. In 2010, sweetpotatoes were worth more than $173 million to the state’s growers. Agricultural research and extension programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at N.C. State [...]

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