Posts Tagged ‘research’

Industry advances sweet potato research and extension

Covington endowment signing

NC State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ research and extension work on sweet potatoes got a big boost April 15, as leaders in the sweet potato industry and associated endeavors gathered to celebrate reaching their $1.3 million goal for the Henry M. Covington Endowment.

Fish type, body size can help predict nutrient recycling rates

fish on coral reef

NC State University associate professor Craig Layman and colleagues show that ecologists can better predict the rates of how chemical nutrients are transferred by fish if they know the various fish species living in an ecosystem, along with the body size of the fish.

Engineers seek to save dairy farmers time, money

men standing in dairy barn

A team of NC State engineers is poised to launch a proof-of-concept project that, they hope, will demonstrate how a wireless tracking system can improve the health and productivity of dairy cows.

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.

Upcoming NC State Borlaug Lecture honors green revolution pioneer

Thomas Lumpkin, director of CIMMYT, the international maize and wheat improvement center in Mexico,

Dr. Thomas Lumpkin of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center will headline the 2015 Borlaug Lecture, an annual event hosted by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Natural Resources at NC State University to honor the legacy of Norman Borlaug, the father of the “green revolution.”

Bio and ag engineering student nets third at research symposium

Messer with poster

Tiffany Messer, a graduate student in biological and agricultural engineering, placed third in the Agricultural and Natural Resources category at the 10th annual NC State Graduate Student Research Symposium.

Focus: food safety

Children eating apples

Food-borne illnesses pose a global health problem, claiming 2 million lives each year. This year’s World Health Day, April 7, focuses on food safety, so NC State University’s Abstract is taking an in-depth look at the topic through a series that highlights university work that’s making a difference.

$4.5-million estate gift will fund multiple faculty-support endowments

CALS faculty will benefit from endowments created by Dr. George J. and Rhoda W. Kriz.

Endowments from Dr. George Kriz and his wife, Rhoda, will benefit CALS faculty and the N.C. Agricultural Research Service and will fund a distinguished professorship in the CALS Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, as well as several traditional agriculture distinguished professorships.

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.

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