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Inspired by A.S.P.I.R.E. : The pilot year is successful for a program developed to help improve rural students’ college entrance exam scores – and encourage their pursuit of majors in agriculture and life sciences.

Inspired by A.S.P.I.R.E.

The pilot year is successful for a program developed to help improve rural students’ college entrance exam scores – and encourage their pursuit of majors in agriculture and life sciences.  >>>
CALS Dean’s Enrichment Grants awardees announced
Dean Richard Linton of N.C. State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has announced the 2014 recipients of the Dean’s Enrichment Grants Program awards. This year, the College was able to fund 22 projects.
New NC State app helps sports turf managers
With outdoor sports like baseball and soccer cranking up – and football on the not-so-distant horizon – the North Carolina State University Turfgrass Program has launched a new app to help the folks who maintain those athletic fields.
N.C. State University leads research into kudzu bug host preferences
N.C. State University Extension Specialist Dominic Reisig wants to find a way to keep growers with kudzu bug problems out of the “spray continuum.” So he and his colleagues from South Carolina and Georgia will use a $168,644 U.S. Department of Agriculture Southern Regional IPM grant to find out why kudzu bugs leave their home in kudzu patches to move to soybean fields.
‘Apostle for horticulture’ Bryce Lane creates student travel endowment
On March 18 the Bryce H. and Susanna M. Lane Horticultural Science Student Travel Endowment was established. “This endowment will provide an opportunity for the department to decide where the need is to enable students to travel,” Lane said at the signing ceremony and reception, held at the York Auditorium, JC Raulston Arboretum.
Strawberry Fields Forever
N.C. State crop science Ph.D. student Amanda McWhirt is working with fellow university agroecologists, horticulture scientists and entomologists on a National Strawberry Sustainability Initiative research project to implement sustainable soil methods on strawberry farms – methods that won’t blow a hole in farmers’ budgets or overcomplicate their lives.
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