Additional Recent NCARS News, Page 18

Cabbage breeding program kicks off in North Carolina (Growing Produce) Congratulations to New William Neal Reynolds Professors (below)
Scientists lay groundwork for cabbage breeding program with USDA, Monsanto germplasm gift (CALS News) NC receives cabbage germplasm collection from Monsanto (Growing Produce)

Research begins for new cabbage breeding program (The Packer)
Lee-Ann Jaykus, David Bird, Rob Smart, MaryAnne Drake, Nick Haddad, Jean Ristaino, Dean Hesterberg & Brian Wiegmann Emily Meineke, PhD student: Scaling up research on a tiny pest (CALS News)

>Emily's web page
Todd Klaenhammer: Harris Award for Excellence in Food Science & Technology
What's living in your building? Rob Dunn's new citizen science study of the built environment microbiology featured in Science article, "Indoor Ecosystems" Sampling homes in the name of science: Robb Dunn's "Wild Homes" project is featured in Science EagleCam captures hatchings in nest (Raleigh N&O)

Live stream & more on Ted Simons' project

chicks hatching video
Food scientist LeeAnn Jaykus & team find mold & fecal bacteria in children's lunchboxes (WRAL TV, 5 On Your Side)   Drs. Heike Sederoff & Amy Grunden: Designing biofuels of the future, method licensed to NC's AvJet Biotech
Transformational fruit fly genome catalog completed (

read paper in Nature
Dr. Trudy Mackay's team: Predicting how genes affect physical, behavioral traits. Reference manual speeds gene discovery for pest control, personalized medicine, more Drosophila Genetic Reference Panel bridges genotype-phenotype gap (Baylor College of Medicine news) Rare birnavirus discovered by Ricardo Vancini in Dr. Dennis Brown's lab may aid dengue control Turf & sustainability specialist, Dr. Danesha Seth Carley, on sustainability research & teaching at Lonnie Poole Golf course (from NC Turfgrass, with permission) Aquaculture specialist, Tom Losordo, featured speaker at the 2012 NC Aquaculture Development Conference
Horticulturist, Dr. Steve McArtney speaks on plant growth regulators at Apple School Dr. Mary Ann Lila recruiting runners to test Nutrasorb, supplement she helped develop Disease-free seedlings:
McLaughlin Award recognizes Micropropagation & Repository Unit
Small grains specialist, Dr. Randy Weisz, shares research on nitrogen application timing with wheat growers Rhonda Sherman: Unintentionally leading the way in vermicomposting (NCSU Technician)

 Vermicomposting Conference website
updated 3-14-2012