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Werner honored with Burbank Award | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Werner honored with Burbank Award | 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. Dennis Werner, JC Raulston Distinguished Professor of Horticultural Science, has won the American Horticultural Society’s Luther Burbank Award. Given in odd years, the award recognizes extraordinary achievement in plant breeding. It is named for legendary plant breeder Luther Burbank & is one of the society’s Great American Gardener awards. (Dr. Werner is pictured with the weeping redbud, Ruby Falls, he developed. |  http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/agcomm/news-center/media-releases/werner-honored-with-burbank-award/

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Peach genome offers insights into breeding strategies for biofuels crops

Peach genome offers insights into breeding strategies for biofuels crops | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Rapidly growing trees like poplars and willows are candidate "biofuel crops" from which it is expected that cellulosic ethanol and higher energy content fuels can be efficiently extracted.
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Peach Genome Offers Insights Into Breeding Strategies for Biofuels Crops: Dr. Bryon Sosinski of the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences at NC State University is part of the research team which has sequenced Prunus persica, a close relative of potential biofuel crops, poplar and willow. The new sequence data is expected to be helpful in breeding such crops. Read more | http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130324152303.htm

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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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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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Chasing down germplasm information (with tweets) · agrobiodiverse

How Twitter can help (@Seeds4Needs @IItta There's interest from Ghana too http://t.co/rnb4T93n)

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Cornell Chronicle: Major crop gene breakthrough

Cornell Chronicle: Major crop gene breakthrough | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

With projections of 9.5 billion people by 2050, humankind faces the challenge of feeding modern diets to additional mouths while using the same amounts of water, fertilizer and arable land as today.


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Small Fruits Consortium receives NIFA award | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NCSU

Small Fruits Consortium receives NIFA award | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NCSU | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at NC State
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"The Southern Region Small Fruits Consortium – a six-member group of land-grant universities including N.C. State – has received the 2012 Partnership Award for Multi-State Efforts from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture. The award recognizes exemplary work impacting agriculture, environment, communities or people from a team at a land-grant university, cooperating institution or organization supported by the NIFA."

 

Visit the authoritative website for growers, Extension personnel and professionals at:

http://www.smallfruits.org

 

"N.C. State faculty members have been involved in the following SRSFC projects:

Dr. Frank Louws and Dr. Mahfuzur Rahman (N.C. State, entomology) have received grants for research and extension efforts related to foliar / fruit rot on strawberries.Dr. Hannah Burrack (N.C. State, entomology), Dr. Doug Pfeiffer (Virginia Tech) and Dr. Powell Smith (Clemson) received grants to develop a volunteer monitoring network for spotted wing drosophila, a recent invasive pest of soft-skinned small fruits. The monitoring network allows growers to apply pesticides in a timely manner to minimize losses to this pest.Dr. Gina Fernandez, (N.C. State, horticultural science) and colleagues have received grants since 2002 to develop raspberry and blackberry breeding programs. The program developed the red raspberry, “Nantahala,” which has resulted in commercial fruit sales of $16,000-$27,000 per acre."

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Chinese horticulture trade team visits Western N.C. :: NCDA&CS News Release

Chinese horticulture trade team visits Western N.C. :: NCDA&CS News Release | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

CALS plant breeder and horticulturist, Dr. Tom Ranney, was "invaluable" in helping the trade delegation select plants for suitable purchase.

 

photo: 'Venus' sweetshrub, developed by Dr. Raney. (c) Copyright Dr. Tom Ranney.

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Pollenizer research should help seedless watermelon farmers

Pollenizer research should help seedless watermelon farmers | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Research on flower production and disease resistance in watermelon varieties should help bolster seedless watermelon harvests for farmers.

 

Dr. Chris Gunter discusses his research with Purdue partners, on how to select the best pollenizer melons for breeding, and the critical role of Fusarium disease resistance.

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John Dole named Horticultural Science head | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NCSU

John Dole named Horticultural Science head | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NCSU | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

"Dole developed the only comprehensive research program on greenhouse & field-cut flowers in the US, with work ranging from new crop development to postharvest handling and marketing.

 

"He serves as executive advisor for the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers and is a frequent speaker nationally and internationally on cut flowers.

 

"In addition, his research includes the physiology and handling of propagative plant materials & potted flowering plants, especially poinsettias."

 

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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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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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Ethanol Producer Magazine | EthanolProducer.com

Ethanol Producer Magazine | EthanolProducer.com | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
The Biofuels Center of North Carolina recently awarded $684,000 for six projects to accelerate the renewable fuels industry in western North Carolina. Awards were determined through a competitive, peer-reviewed process.
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Among the awards to NC State University were these, to
CALS researchers:

 

- $143,787 to North Carolina State University for on-farm evaluation of perennial biofuel crops to educate farmers and cooperative extension agents through demonstrating the best economic and agronomic data for energy grasses.

- $125,375 to Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center to develop high-yield hybrids of cold-hardy sugarcanes that can be established with vegetative propagation.

- $124,628 to Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center to develop high-yield hybrids of giant miscanthus that can be established with vegetative propagation.

 

Read more | http://www.ethanolproducer.com/articles/9730/advanced-biofuel-feedstocks-targeted-in-n-c-research-awards

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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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Plants for Human Health Institute - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Coordinates: 35°30′05″N 80°37′26″W / 35.501486°N 80.6240119°W / 35.501486; -80.6240119

The Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) is a North Carolina State University research and education organization located at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, North Carolina, USA. The institute is devoted to research involving food crops, like fruits and vegetables, and the potential health-promoting properties they convey when consumed.

PHHI is part of the North Carolina State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, which staffs the institute with faculty from the departments of horticultural science; food, bioprocessing and nutrition sciences; plant biology; genetics; and agricultural and resource economics.[1] The institute has both research and Cooperative Extension components. Dr. Mary Ann Lila, a world-renowned blueberry researcher,[2] is director of the Plants for Human Health Institute.[3]

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Among the crops studied are blueberries, broccoli, cabbage, and strawberries.

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NC State News :: NC State News and Information » ‘Gold Standard’ Cotton Genome Sequenced

NC State News :: NC State News and Information » ‘Gold Standard’ Cotton Genome Sequenced | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
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"An international consortium with representatives from most of the world’s major cotton-producing countries, led by Regents Professor Andrew Paterson of the University of Georgia and including Candace Haigler, a North Carolina State University professor of crop science and plant biology, has described the first ‘gold-standard’ genome sequence for cotton. Published today in Nature, this is the culmination of a more than 20-year effort in the analysis of cotton genes, chromosomes and their evolution."

 

Read the paper in Nature here:

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v492/n7429/full/nature11798.html\

 

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Championing the Sweet Potato :: North Carolina State University Bulletin

Championing the Sweet Potato :: North Carolina State University Bulletin | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

"Thanksgiving is busy for Bobby Vick. While completing his Ph.D. in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering (BAE), he frequently visits Vick Family Farms, his uncle’s homestead in Wilson, N.C. That’s where the NC State student branch of the American Society of Biological and Agricultural Engineers (ASABE) buys the Covington sweet potatoes that are then sold for $10 per box during its annual sweet potato sale. On Monday, Vick transported 2,000 pounds back to Weaver Laboratories to accommodate around 200 orders."

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CALS research, which enabled producing sweet potatoes year-round, and developed innovative food processing methods, enabling new products, help make the project possible and contribute to the strength of the industry in North Carolina.

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Day one on the dean’s tour: Mills River | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NCSU

Day one on the dean’s tour: Mills River | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NCSU | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

"New CALS Dean Richard Linton is on the road, getting to know North Carolina and how the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is making a difference every day in the lives of the state’s people.

 

Day One: Mills River and the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center. The center, near Asheville, serves as a hub for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in the western part of North Carolina.

 

More than 40 faculty and staff members conduct applied research and empower western North Carolina’s people through extension education programs related to agriculture, the environment, family and community.

 

The center is known for its innovative work related to tomato breeding, fish farming, herbs and organics, Christmas trees — and much more.


ITINERARY: A hops yard, sturgeon four to five feet long, energy crops considerably higher than an elephant’s eye – these were just a few of the things new College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean Rich Linton encountered during a day at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center in Mills River. ..."

 

The Mountain Horticul;tural Crops Research & Extension Center, iMills River, web site

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

 

 

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Agriculture Brings Science & Math Alive in NC | Plants For Human Health Institute (PHHI), NCSU

Agriculture Brings Science & Math Alive in NC | Plants For Human Health Institute (PHHI), NCSU | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

The innovative project of strawberry breeder, Dr. Jeremy Pattison, & the PHHI team brings high school agriculture teachers and their students into the field for giving hands-on experience in cultivation, laboratory experiments, and statistical analysis of the field data, making STEM much more appealing and real-world to students.

 

The PHHI staff hope the project will become a national model for teaching agriculture in a way which shows students the relevance of science, technology and mathematics to everyday life, including berries!

 

Video is about 10 minutes long.

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Breeders break loose with new blackberry, table grape varieties | Orchard Crops content from Western Farm Press

Breeders break loose with new blackberry, table grape varieties | Orchard Crops content from Western Farm Press | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

NCSU plant breeders, Dr. Gina Fernandez & Dr. Jim Ballington have released a new blackberry, called Von. And Nantahalla, a NCSU raspberry released in 2009 (photo above) is also coming to market now.

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