Additional Recent NCARS News, Page 1

Made in NC:
New Uses for an Old Standby -- the Sweet potato:
Breeder, Dr. Craig Yencho, comments on growing NC industry
While the rest of us are tending tomatoes, poinsettia growers kick into high gear:
Dr. John Dole, a trials coordinator, talks about cultivars, colors
2013 New poinsettia releases
Research should shed light on oystercatcher migratory patterns

Dr. Ted Simons of USGS Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit, NCSU, collaborates on the project
  How berries became the ultimate "superfood"

Dr. Mary Ann Lila explains to the Wall Street Journal (video)
Turnout time's impact on horses' grass consumption rate

Dr. Paul Siciliano researches
equine weight management
(The Horse)

Hops could become vital crop:
Craft beer boom fuels interest

Dr. Jeanine Davis talks research, NCSU hops trials & hops yard tour at Mt. Horticultural Crops Research Station (
NCSU Food processing spinoff to create 500 jobs in Troy

Aseptic processor, Wright Foods, expands

Crops watering by phone: Dr. Garry Grabow explains how internet-based irrigation control

NCSU entomologists receive grant to find answer to insecticide-resistant, bait-averse German cockroaches
(IPM in the South)

Dr. Jules Silverman & Dr. Coby Schal study glucose aversion
NCSU researchers create fruit, vegetable-infused ingredients for US Army Rations

The Plants for Human Health Institute will create functional, shelf-stable ingredients
for portable, healthier foods
soldiers like

Collaborative sweet potato research recognized with award
(The Grower)
NC Flue-cured & Burley Tobacco Tours
July 15-16 & 17
Asian needle ant:
Coming to a forest near you

Dr. Eleanor Rice on new invader
Our Envisioned Future: CALS Strategic Plan 2013-2020 is available Dean Richard Linton discusses the plan on YouTube
Q&A with Dr. Coby Schal on cockroaches as pests & research models Supersized restoration projects begin in Hyde:
Dr. Mike Burchell & BAE design canal complex intersecting farmland
Pumps & weirs
redirect rain stormwater to created wetland to protect Albemarle, Pamlico Sounds
$1.5 Million research program launched in Kannapolis

Plants for Human Health Institute partners in Plant Pathways Elucidation Project

Students learn how & why vegetables & fruits benefit health.
New discoveries will create knowledge base & educational opportunities
Why are honeybees dying?

CALS apiculturist, Dr. David Tarpy, Dick Rogers of Bayer CropScience's Bee Care Center, & beekeeper Jeffrey Lee discuss (WUNC)
FDA enlists NC State to chart transmission routes for Salmonella

FDA Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition
and Prestage Department of Poultry Science in cooperative agreement

CALS and Cooperative Extension programs encourage more fruit, vegetable consumption
Kurt Selle, PhD candidate, Food, Bioprocessing & Nutrition Sciences, named a Fellow in 2013-2014 Dannon Yogurt & Probiotics Program, supporting probiotic, yogurt  research
Genetic diversity is key to honey bee colony

David Tarpy, lead author of Naturwissenschaften paper

US agreement
furthers shell egg safety: FDA selects Prestage Dept. of Poultry Science & Piedmont Research Station

Poole Golf Course
wins Audubon International Certification
Only one other University course is
Certified; only 92 other Signature sanctuaries

Dr. Danesha Seth Carley, Dr. Charles Peacock, & Dr. Tom Rufty fostered effort

updated 7-24-13