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Floating Classroom : It’s time for a cool change as a CALS outreach program takes youngsters out on the water to learn about estuaries and aquatic life.

Floating Classroom

It’s time for a cool change as a CALS outreach program takes youngsters out on the water to learn about estuaries and aquatic life. >>>
Still the farmer's best friend
Nowhere is NC State’s reach into every corner of the state more evident than through the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service. Extension agents are stationed in each of North Carolina’s 100 counties, helping farmers, gardeners, students, homeowners and others with everything from tips on how to grow a greener garden to providing farmers with the financial wherewithal to turn their operations into viable businesses. Read more from the NC State Alumni Magazine.
Steward of the Future: Linda Hanley-Bowdoin
Cassava is Africa's number two crop and a major source of calories for 700 million people, but it's highly susceptible to pathogens such as cassava mosaic disease. In this video, Dr. Linda Hanley-Bowdoin of NC State University's College of Agriculture discusses basic research aimed at gaining a better basic molecular-level understanding of viruses and how they affect cassava.
Steward of the Future: David Tarpy
"If it weren’t for honeybees and other pollinators, we wouldn’t have about a third of everything that we eat," explains Dr. David Tarpy, a North Carolina State University entomologist. In this video, he explains his research on the genomics of honeybee queen development and their reproductive potential. It's research with important implications for the future of food production.
Mapping human disease: ‘Not all pathogens are everywhere’
NC State University researchers have for the first time mapped human disease-causing pathogens, dividing the world into a number of regions where similar diseases occur. The findings show that the world can be separated into seven regions for vectored human diseases – diseases that are spread by pests, like mosquito-borne malaria – and five regions for non-vectored diseases, like cholera.
New arboretum director named
Mark Weathington, a horticulturist with more than two decades experience, has been named director of the acclaimed JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University.
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