Plant Sciences Initiative

Aug 11, 2016

Our Shining Future

A new $45 million grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation makes the Plant Sciences Initiative at NC State a reality — and positions North Carolina as a global leader for education, research and innovation in the plant sciences.

Apr 5, 2016

NC State, Belgian institute partner for plant biotech research

NC State University and VIB, a life sciences research institute in Belgium, recently entered into a strategic collaboration agreement aimed at spurring growth in the plant biotech research sector in both Belgium and North Carolina.

Mar 22, 2016

Farm Bureau gift to enhance plant sciences

With strong grassroots support, an initiative aimed at making North Carolina the global hub for plant sciences innovation got a big boost when the North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation pledged $500,000 to start the Seeds of Success Fund.

Mar 16, 2016

North Carolina invests in world-class plant science research

Voters approve an infrastructure bond package that includes NC State University’s plant sciences research complex.

Mar 1, 2016

Growing agriculture; growing North Carolina

Greater profits, higher yields and a brighter future for North Carolina’s young people: These are among the returns that stakeholders see when it comes to NC State University’s Plant Sciences Initiative. A building for the initiative is one aspect of the March 15 statewide Connect NC bond referendum. Find out more in this video.

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.

Feb 26, 2016

Preparing tomorrow’s plant sciences work force

The North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative at NC State will help prepare a new generation of students for today's and tomorrow's increasingly interdisciplinary agriculture and life sciences workplaces. Find out more in this YouTube video.

Feb 15, 2016

Plant Sciences Initiative: Benefiting animal agriculture

The Plant Sciences Initiative at NC State University will be important not just for crop production in North Carolina but also for the animal industries that depend on crops for safe, nutritious, affordable feed. Learn more from this YouTube video.

Feb 8, 2016

New day in North Carolina agriculture heralded at joint foundations meeting

The fall joint meeting luncheon of the N.C. Agricultural, Dairy and Tobacco foundations on Nov. 10 was charged with excitement over news of a potentially impactful future for NC State University, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the state.

Feb 7, 2016

Multimillion dollar ag projects key parts of North Carolina bond package

The bond earmarks $85 million for the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative, which will lead to the construction of the state-of-the-art plant research center on the N.C. State Centennial Campus in Raleigh. Read more in the Southeast Farm Press.