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N.C. Research Campus partnership launches $1.5M program immersing students in science | Plants For Human Health Institute

N.C. Research Campus partnership launches $1.5M program immersing students in science | Plants For Human Health Institute | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Agricultural enterprise budgets, business management plans, fresh produce safety and market info to help farmers be more successful and profitable.
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An unprecedented partnership of academic and industry organizations at the North Carolina Research Campus has launched a groundbreaking $1.5 million program to engage college students from across the state in a first-of-its-kind education and research endeavor.

 

Called the Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP), the program teams university scientists, industry leaders and college students, who together will explore plant pathways to answer why and how plants, like fruits and vegetables, benefit human health. P2EP aims to foster scientific discoveries, provide educational opportunities and create a vast knowledge base of plant pathways research.

 

Read more | http://tinyurl.com/lnr247s

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Why Are Honeybees Dying?

Why Are Honeybees Dying? | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
The past year has been a bad one for America's honeybees, with commercial beekeepers reporting hive losses of up to 50 percent. Some blame the mysterious
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CALS apiculturist, Dr. David Tarpy joins Dick Rogers, manager of Bayer CropScience's Bee Care Center (under construction in RTP) & Jeffrey Lee, who owns Lee's Bees in Mebane, NC, to discuss the issue. Read more | http://wunc.org/post/why-are-hon

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Hepatitis A Outbreak: How A Frozen Berry And Pomegranate Mix Could Sicken 97

Hepatitis A Outbreak: How A Frozen Berry And Pomegranate Mix Could Sicken 97 | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
by Paige Brown, Guest Correspondent @FromTheLabBench Electron micrograph of hepatitis A virions.
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Hepatitis A outbreak: How frozen berry, pomegranate mix could sicken 97 | Food safety experts in the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences at NC State University -- Dr. Ben Chapman & Dr. Lee Ann Jaykus -- explain how water, supply chain, and global trade can affect food safety. Read more | http://tinyurl.com/m2zqr5s

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CALS Sustainability Office hosts Leadership Triangle program | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

CALS Sustainability Office hosts Leadership Triangle program | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
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Dr. Danesha Seth Carley, Director of Sustainability Development for the Collete of Agriculture & Life Sciences at North Carolina State University,  talks small solutions, with big impact. Read more | http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/agcomm/news-center/perspectives/cals-sustainability-office-hosts-leadership-triangle-program/

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Aquaculture crop grown here headed to California clients - Business - The Daily News, Jacksonville

Aquaculture crop grown here headed to California clients - Business - The Daily News, Jacksonville | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Craven County prawn farmers Don and Kim Ipock stocked Carolina’s Freshwater Prawn Farm’s three ponds with juveniles last weekend to grow a fall harvest that has a committed buyer — a first in their seven-year aquaculture venture...
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Extension researchers in the College of Agriculture & Life Sciencees at North Carolina State University helped research & develop local freshwater prawn production for a North Carolina aquaculture facility. Read more | http://www.jdnews.com/news/business/aquaculture-crop-grown-here-headed-to-california-clients-1.145352

 

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A Single Challenge, a Suite of Experts

A Single Challenge, a Suite of Experts | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Changing climates mean new stresses for plant life. With NSF support, NC State researchers in computer engineering, biological engineering and plant biology are studying how plants will respond to those stresses.
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CALS' plant biologist, Dr. Terri Long (pictured), joins two computer engineers & an environmental engineer in a multidisciplinary team. The group will create computer models of how plants will respond to future stress, such as nutrient deficiencies and climate change, to address world food security. Read article |  http://www.ncsu.edu/features/2013/04/a-single-challenge-a-suite-of-experts/

 

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Carolina research focused on enhanced levels of lutein in broccoli | Vegetables content from Southeast Farm Press

Carolina research focused on enhanced levels of lutein in broccoli | Vegetables content from Southeast Farm Press | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
A new North Carolina State University study is focused on enhanced levels of lutein in broccoli.
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Dr. Allan Brown is breeding broccoli for increased content of the antioxidant, lutein, to help combat macular degeneration, a major cause of blindness. His research at the Plants for Human Health Institute is funded by the North Carolina Biotechnology Center & Monsanto. Read more here | http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/new-broccoli-would-help-fight-age-related-eye-problems | And the PHHI web site is here | http://plantsforhumanhealth.ncsu.edu/

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Research shows blueberries fight obesity, diabetes

Research shows blueberries fight obesity, diabetes | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Dr Mary Ann Lia from North Carolina State University speaks to Breakfast about the wonders of blueberries.
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Dr. Lila is known as "The Rockstar of Blueberry Research." She is a researcher at the Plants for Human Health Institute, part of the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences at NC State University. She explains to TV NZ that all berries have healthy properties, but blueberries are "in a class by themselves."

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Past CALS deans honored at expanded joint foundations spring event | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and L...

Past CALS deans honored at expanded joint foundations spring event | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and L... | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
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“Bridging the past to the future” was the theme when boards of foundations supporting NCSU's College of Agriculture & Life Sciences convened for a particularly special & historic joint meeting on April 10. The day’s schedule expanded to include meetings of members of as many as 11 foundation boards, who were among the nearly 300 attendees gathered at the University Club for a luncheon celebration honoring three former CALS deans, Dr. Durward Bateman, Dr. Jim Oblinger and Dr. Johnny Wynne. Read more  |  http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/agcomm/news-center/perspectives/past-cals-deans-honored-at-expanded-joint-foundations-spring-event/

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Biotech Center awards $2.9M in loans, grants across NC :: Editor's Blog at WRAL Tech Wire

Biotech Center awards $2.9M in loans, grants across NC :: Editor's Blog at WRAL Tech Wire | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
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Dr. Allan Brown, of the Plants for Human Health Institute, part of the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences at NC State University, received $95,525 to evaluate the potential to increase lutein in commercial broccoli. The project could yield a superior product for Monsanto which can be offered to consumers to reduce onset & progression of degenerative eye diseases such as cataracts & age-related macular degeneration.

 

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Agbiosciences drive economic growth, job creation in the Southern U.S. | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agricultu...

Agbiosciences drive economic growth, job creation in the Southern U.S. | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agricultu... | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
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Amid news of a still sputtering U.S. economic recovery, a report released today shows the nation’s agbioscience industries are growing, especially in the South. According to a Battelle study released today, “Impact and Innovation:  Agbioscience in the Southern United States,” agriculture, forestry and fisheries production generates $240 billion in regional economic activity within the Southern region and supports over 2.2 million jobs with labor income totaling $62 billion.

 

The report emphasizes the critical role of the public land-grant university research and extension effort in this economic growth and job creation.

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Listening, Learning, Leading | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NC State University

Listening, Learning, Leading | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NC State University | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
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Listening, Learning, Leading: New CALS Dean Richard Linton has hit the ground running, touring NC to talk with stakeholders to learn more about agriculture in the state, understand stakeholder needs & concerns, and fuel the College's strategic plan.

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Listening, Learning, Leading | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NCSU

Listening, Learning, Leading | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NCSU | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

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Listening, Learning, Leading, new #CALS Dean, Dr. Richard Linton, hits the ground running to learn about the College, #NCSU and NC.

 

The Dean has been traversing the state to meet alumni, stakeholders and partners since he arrived a few months ago.

 

“You’ve got to listen & learn before you can lead," he says; "and I think leadership is about providing opportunities, providing opportunities for faculty and staff and students on campus and providing opportunities for us to grow as a state in agriculture and life sciences. And that’s what I think my job should be all about.”

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Super-sized restoration projects begin in Hyde

Super-sized restoration projects begin in Hyde | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

By Catherine Kozak, Coastal Review Online | With numerous bureaucratic hurdles finally cleared, an innovative wetlands restoration project led by the N.C. Coastal Federation is about to begin on thousa...

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Dr. Mike Burchell & engineers in the CALS Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering are designing a canal complex intersecting with farmland in Hyde County. Pumps & weirs will redirect rain stormwater into a created wetland, protecting the Albemarle & Pamlico Sounds of North Carolina. Read more | http://tinyurl.com/kgb7ucg

 

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US launches agreement to further shell egg safety

US launches agreement to further shell egg safety | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the US has announced its intent to establish a Cooperative Agreement with the North Carolina State University, Prestage Department of Poultry Science and the Piedmont Research Station Poultry Unit to...

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The research project will focus on advancing shell egg safety from Salmonella serotypes in the US market. The agreement will go into effect in September 2013. Read more | http://tinyurl.com/ozpj2z6

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Researchers develop a faster method to identify Salmonella strains | Penn State University

Researchers develop a faster method to identify Salmonella strains | Penn State University | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
A method that may reduce by more than half the time it takes health officials to identify Salmonella strains has been developed by researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
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CALS Food scientist, Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou, helped develop method to speed response to foodborne illnesses \ Read more | http://tinyurl.com/kapf3e9

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Agriculture brings science and math to life for North Carolina high school students

Agriculture brings science and math to life for North Carolina high school students | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
The Produce News - Covering fresh produce around the globe since 1897
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Agriculture brings science & math to life for NC high school students: Strawberry breeder, Dr. Jeremy Pattison at the Plants for Human Health Institute, part of the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences at NC State University, helps create a real-world research experience for Rowan County high school students Watch the video here: http://www.producenews.com/index.php/90-videos/10333-agriculture-brings-science-and-math-to-life-for-north-carolina-high-school-students

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High Temperature During Incubation Boosts Hatchability, Growth

High Temperature During Incubation Boosts Hatchability, Growth | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
GLOBAL - Researchers have found that heat treatment of eggs before or during incubation improves hatchability and subsequent broiler growth.
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CALS poultry scientist, Dr. John Brake, is part of a research team which has found that heat treating eggs before & during incubation improves not only egg hatchability but also subsequent broiler chicken growth. the paper appears in Poultry Science. Read more | www.thepoultrysit... | Read paper | ps.fass.org/...

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HIGH TEMPERATURE DURING INCUBATION BOOSTS HATCHABILITY, GROWTH | CALS poultry scientist, Dr. John Brake, is part of a research team which has found that heat treating eggs before & during incubation improves not only egg hatchability but also subsequent broiler chicken growth. the paper appears in Poultry Science. Read more | www.thepoultrysit... | Read paper | ps.fass.org/...

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Genomics students contribute to collaborative, computerized effort to build better blueberries

Genomics students contribute to collaborative, computerized effort to build better blueberries | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Nine students who are involved in a multi-institutional effort to produce better blueberries only see the fruit as codes, symbols, numbers and letters on computer screens, rather than the nutritional, sweet treat they love.
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Genomics students contribute to collaborative computerized effort to build better blueberries | Davidson students join an undergraduate project to annotate the blueberry genome. The project includes Lenoir Rhyne College, CALS, and the NC Research Campus (NCRC) at Kannapolis and is funded by the NC Biotech Center. The goal is to breed berries which are larger, tastier, and disease-resistant. The project is run by Dr. Allan Brown of the Plants for Human Health Institute at the NCRC.  |  Read more: http://tinyurl.com/aktc9gf

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N.C. agribusiness sprouting higher, study finds - Triangle Business Journal

N.C. agribusiness sprouting higher, study finds - Triangle Business Journal | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Agriculture and agribusiness contributed $77 billion, or 17 percent, to North Carolina’s...
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NC agribusiness sprouting higher, study finds: Economist, Dr. Mike Walden, ran the numbers to create a statistical snapshot of North Carolina agriculture & agribusiness, which contributed $ 77B, or 17%, to the state's $ 440B gross domestic product in 2011. You can find Dr. Walden's handy fact sheet here | http://www.ag-econ.ncsu.edu/faculty/walden/agribusiness-2013.pdf

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NCSU CALS study researches enhancing levels of antioxidant in broccoli

NCSU CALS study researches enhancing levels of antioxidant in broccoli | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
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NCSU CALS study researches enhancing levels of antioxidant in broccoli | Dr. Allan Brown of the Plants for Human Health Institute is breeding broccoli to help address macular degeneration and age-related vision disorders. Read more | http://agisamerica.org/ncsu-cals-study-researches-enhancing-levels-of-antioxidant-in-broccoli

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New CAST Issue Paper Examines the Important Connections Between the World's Needs for Food and Fuel and the Thoughtful Use of Nutrients

New CAST Issue Paper Examines the Important Connections Between the World's Needs for Food and Fuel and the Thoughtful Use of Nutrients | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
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Food, Fuel, and Plant Nutrient Use in the Future: CALS Soil Scientist, Dr. John Havlin, is a Member of the Task Force for a New CAST Report. | News story here | www.ipni.net/... | Download free report here | http://www.cast-science.org/publications/?food_fuel_and_plant_nutrient_use_in_the_future&show=product&productID=271532

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Introduction Video | Plants For Human Health Institute

Introduction Video | Plants For Human Health Institute | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Agricultural enterprise budgets, business management plans, fresh produce safety and market info to help farmers be more successful and profitable.
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At the Plants for Human Health Institute, PHHI, of the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, NCSU, scientists are solving grand challenges in agriculture, nutrition & human health. Groundbreaking, transdisciplinary discovery & outreach will pioneer a dramatic shift in the way Americans view & use food crops, not merely for nutrients & calories, but as a powerful resource for components that protect & enhance health.

 

Integrated research in biochemistry, breeding, epigenetics, metabolomics, pharmacogenomics, postharvest attributes and systems biology will lead to the development of mainstream fruits, vegetables and natural products containing bioactives with enhanced health benefits. The resuls will allow consumers to make proactive, responsible dietary choices that benefit their own, and their family’s, health.

 

This 10-minute video provides an overview of our work.

http://plantsforhumanhealth.ncsu.edu/about/introduction-video/

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USDA | Office of the Chief Economist | Climate Change | Effects | Climate Change and Agriculture Report

USDA | Office of the Chief Economist | Climate Change | Effects | Climate Change and Agriculture Report | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
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Climate Change and Agriculture in the US: Effects and Adaptation is the title of the new USDA report -- the first the agency has ever issued.

Fitzgerald Booker, Kent Burkey, Shuijin Hu, faculty in the College of AGriculture & Life Sciences at NC State, are among the distinguished contributing authors.

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Tradition meets innovation in CALS scientist’s tomato breeding efforts | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agricultu...

Tradition meets innovation in CALS scientist’s tomato breeding efforts | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agricultu... | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at NC State University

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Combining new tools, such as marker-assisted selection (MAS) with time-honored methods, Dr. Dilip Panthee carries on NCSU’s strong tradition in plant breeding, developing hardier, higher-yielding plants for NC's $30B/year tomato industry.

 

NCSU's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) has the nation’s largest university plant breeding program; and Pantheeproudly follows in the footsteps of Dr. Randy Gardner, a retired breeder credited with developing the cultivars used on some 60-75% of the vine-ripe tomatoes grown in the Eastern US.

 

Working at the Mt. Horticultural Crops Research & Extension Center in Mills River, Panthee focuses on developing tomato breeding lines and cultivars with three traits: disease resistance, fruit quality and stress tolerance. That’s because, in a survey he conducted, these three traits were the ones NC  growers reported needing the most.

 

Read more about our tomato breeding program:

http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/agcomm/news-center/?p=21430

 

http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/fletcher/programs/tomato/

 

http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/achievement/tomato_breeding.htm

 

Some of our releases:

http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/fletcher/programs/tomato/publications.html

 

 

 

 

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