In Strategic Conversations, Dr. Marshall Stewart interviews College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ leaders and influencers about what they’re doing to move the college toward Our Envisioned Future. In the latest edition Dr. Marshall Stewart talks to Dr. Craig Yencho about plant breeding and his involvement in a $12 million, interdisciplinary Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant-funded project to develop high Vitamin A sweet potatoes.
People managing and working in school and community gardens are often unfamiliar with food safety practices that reduce the risk of foodborne illness. Now researchers have developed guidelines that address how to limit risk in these gardens – and a pilot study shows that the guidelines make a difference.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.