Invasive spotted wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii) on a raspberry. Photo credit: Hannah Burrack.

Invasive Flies Prefer Untouched Territory When Laying Eggs

February 15, 2021 | Guest Author

Hannah Burrack and Matt Shipman, Feb. 15, 2021 | The finding raises questions about how the flies can tell whether a piece of fruit is virgin territory – and what that might mean for pest control....

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Ross Sozzani is the new director of the plant improvement platform for the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative. Photo by Marc Hall

PSI Profile: Ross Sozzani, Platform Director for Plant Improvement

February 9, 2021 | Guest Author

D'Lyn Ford, Feb. 9, 2021 | The plant improvement platform director for the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative shares her vision: collaboration, innovative crop technologies and students ready for the workforce....

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Scientists Set a Path for Field Trials of Gene Drive Organisms | Science

December 17, 2020 | Guest Author

Press Release, December 17, 2020 | As genetically engineered organisms ramp up, a multidisciplinary coalition offers a framework for ethical, socially engaged and transparent field practices...

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Community-Led Governance for Gene-Edited Crops; Jennifer Kuzma and Khara Grieger, Science, 2020

Researchers Recommend More Transparency for Gene-Edited Crops | Science

November 19, 2020 | Guest Author

Press Release, November 19, 2020 | New government regulations for biotechnology will create gaps in oversight of gene-edited crops and the provision of information to consumers....

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The ‘Public Good’ of Controlling Mobile Pests with Genetically Engineered Crops

November 12, 2020 | Guest Author

Margaret Huffman, Nov. 11 2020 | Choosing to plant genetically engineered seed that will grow insect-resistant corn (Bt corn) is more expensive at the time of planting but is common practice in places like the United States and the Philippines. This study takes a closer look at those who do not plant genetically engineered seed because their neighbors use of Bt corn eliminated the local pest pressure....

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Student Spotlight: Jabeen Ahmad, AgBioFEWS Fellow

November 2, 2020 | Guest Author

CALS Magazine, Fall 2020 | AgBioFEWS Fellow Jabeen Ahmad's interdisciplinary journey from public defender to plant biologist. ...

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Returning to farming's roots in the battle against the 'billion-dollar beetle'

Returning to Farming’s Roots in the Battle Against the ‘Billion-Dollar Beetle’ | Agricultural and Resource Economics

July 21, 2020 | Guest Author

Rosemary Brandt, July 21, 2020 | Nicknamed the "billion-dollar beetle" for its enormous economic costs to growers in the United States each year, the western corn rootworm is one of the most devastating pests farmers face....

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GES Center Co-Director Jennifer Kuzma. Photo by Marc Hall

Jennifer Kuzma awarded Outstanding Research Award, inducted into Research Leadership Academy

May 11, 2020 | Guest Author

Matt Simpson, May 5, 2020 | The Office of Research and Innovation, in partnership with the Alumni Association, has selected six NC State faculty members as recipients of this year’s Outstanding Research Award. The six awardees will also be inducted to the Research Leadership Academy (RLA)....

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Blog: Yes, and…

April 22, 2020 | Guest Author

Royden Saah and Eli Hornstein, 4/22/2020 | To counter the COVID-19 pandemic, YES we can be responsible AND take urgent, unfamiliar action....

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Blog: Review of Art’s Work in the Age of Biotechnology: Shaping Our Genetic Futures | We Make Money Not Art

April 7, 2020 | Guest Author

Regine Debatty - April 6, 2020 | Artists offer new insights about genetic engineering by bringing it out of the lab and into public places to challenge viewers’ understandings about the human condition, the material of our bodies...

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