plant breeding

Dec 22, 2016

JC Raulston Arboretum’s New Grand Entrance Open Every Day of the Year

Fun for people of all ages and free to the public, NC State's JC Raulston Arboretum is ready to debut its unique new pedestrian gate.

Dec 20, 2016

Far from Being Futile, Resistance is This Tree Breeder’s Goal

At the Mountain Research Station in Waynesville, postdoctoral researcher Ben Smith patiently tends thousands of evergreen seedlings. His goal: to find at least a few that will tolerate two tiny but troublesome pests.

Dec 20, 2016

Scientists Crack the Genetic Code Determining Leaf Shape in Cotton

The discovery opens the door to producing cotton varieties ideally suited for agriculture, says Dr. Vasu Kuraparthy of NC State's Department of Crop and Soil Sciences.

Sep 20, 2016

Scientist Honored for Work in Pakistan

For their work on a five-year project to enhance Pakistan’s wheat productivity, Marshall and others in the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Foreign Agricultural Service received the 2016 Abraham Lincoln Honor Award in global food security.

Feb 26, 2016

Block that pollen

Research at North Carolina State University has identified “pollen blockers” in corn that can prevent organic corn from being pollinated by genetically modified (GM) plants. The findings could aid more rapid and efficient production of organic corn with reduced risk of contamination from genetically engineered traits.

May 29, 2015

Strategic Conversations: Craig Yencho

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.

Jul 2, 2013

Werner honored with Burbank Award

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

Jun 4, 2013

Strawberry breeding program receives national grants

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.

Apr 9, 2013

PHHI seeks broccoli with enhanced lutein

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.

Mar 20, 2013

Tradition meets innovation in CALS scientist’s tomato breeding efforts

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.