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Butterfly bushes, redbud recognized | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NCSU

Butterfly bushes, redbud recognized | CALS News Center  | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NCSU | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

Dr. Dennis Werner's plant breeding accomplishments were recognized at the international Plantarium plant show in the Netherlands.

 

The show attracted 320 exhibitors and more than 17,000 visitors. A  buddleia Dr. Werner developed, called Lilac Chip, won the Color My World Award. The award is based on a vote by show attendees and that Lilac Chip was judged the best at the show in the last 10 years.

 

In addition, a weeping redbud he developed, called Ruby Falls, won a silver medal, while another buddleia, called Ice Chip in the US & White Chip in Europe, won a bronze medal.

 

Like many of his recent releases, these plants are dwarfs, smaller than plants typically available, which can literally take over a small garden.

 

More of Dr. Werner's creations are discussed in the article.

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Feeding microbials to chickens leads to mysterious immune response

Feeding microbials to chickens leads to mysterious immune response | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
A paper recently published in the Journal of Animal Science helps researchers further understand how microbials and probiotics affect poultry health.

 

Dr. Matt Koci, poultry scientist, examined the effects of direct feeding on chick growth, metabolism, and immune response. Probiotics are typically added to chicken feeds to improve health; but how they do so is poorly understood.

 

Read the paper: Journal of Animal Science 90(8):2639-2651, 2012

http://dx.doi.org/10.2527/jas.2011-4611

 

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CALS Student Perspectives | David Higgins | Fellowship-winner focuses on flower development

CALS Student Perspectives | David Higgins | Fellowship-winner focuses on flower development | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

CALS grad, David Higgins, earned his BA in genetics & plant biology, working with geneticist, Dr. Bob Franks. His focus is flowers: How can we make plants grow better?  What genes participate in flower development? How do plants make flowers, anyway? The honors student says his undergrad research experience showed him the skills he needs to achieve his career goal; and he enters a PhD program in Plant Biology in the fall.

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NC Research Campus adds post-doctoral fellowship - Charlotte Business Journal

NC Research Campus adds post-doctoral fellowship - Charlotte Business Journal | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

CALS' Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) at the NC Research Campus, and the Dole Nutrition Research Lab are partnering on post-doctoral fellowship.

 

New Post-doc, Dr. Scot Neff, will research fruit & vegetable phytochemicals for production of healthy, protein-rich foods. His current research subjects include walnut & banana.

 

In addition to the story linked at the title, you can see a video, here:

http://plantsforhumanhealth.ncsu.edu/2012/08/03/phhi-postdoc-jump-starts-campus-collaboration/

 

PHHI web site:

http://plantsforhumanhealth.ncsu.edu/

 

 

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Accessible to all | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NCSU

Accessible to all | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NCSU | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

Dr. David Smith, NCARS Director & Associate Dean, & Dr. Johnny Wynne, retired Dean, reflect on the 125th Anniversity of NCSU and the 150th of the Morrill Act, which made publicly funded research, accessible education, and NCSU, possible.

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Catching evolution in the act | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NCSU

Catching evolution in the act | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NCSU | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

Catching evolution in the act, Biologist Brian Langerhans explores predictability of evolution in Bahamian "blue holes," where Gambusia fish evolve different morphologies in response to the presence or absence of predators.

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Wheat weed control topic of North Carolina meeting | Grains content from Southeast Farm Press

Wheat weed control topic of North Carolina meeting | Grains content from Southeast Farm Press | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Based on last year’s success and the ongoing high prices for soybeans for double-cropping, North Carolina growers are expected to plant another record crop of wheat this fall.

 

Weed specialist & researcher, Wes Everman, will be the primary speaker.

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Congratulations to Michael Simone-Finstrom for NIFA Postdoctoral Fellowship to study honey bees

Congratulations to Michael Simone-Finstrom for NIFA Postdoctoral Fellowship to study honey bees | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

The project integrates Dr. Simone-Finstrom's research paradigm with new experimental methods including instrumental insemination and RNAi technologies to explore "social immunity" in honey bees.

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CALS 2012 Soybean & Tillage Field Day, Sept. 5, 2012

Soybean & Tillage Field Day, Upper Piedmont Research Station, Reidsville, NC, Sept. 5, 2012

 

Please RSVP & Join us! Everyone is welcome to register, visit the station, and hear about new CALS research in soybean and tillage methods.

 

Highlights: Soybean production information; long-term tillage trials
including yield, soil compaction, controlled traffic; soil organic matter;
insect pest management; erosion measurements using ground-based
lidar; remote sensing technologies for soil and crop management.
3 hours CCA (2 SW, 0.5 PM, 0.5 CM), 0.5 hours pesticide credits available

 

See the link above for more information & a map.

 

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The world of water | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NCSU

The world of water | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NCSU | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

"The Future of Water in a Green World": NC Green Industry Council symposium

CALS faculty Tom Rufty, Mike Hoover, Garry Grabow, & Barbara Fair spoke on sustainability, water, and landscapes.

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First-Ever National Survey on Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes Shows Mixed Support | NC State News

First-Ever National Survey on Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes Shows Mixed Support | NC State News | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

Entomologist, Fred Gould & NCSU team conduct public opinion survey

First-ever National Survey on Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes Shows Mixed Support (NCSU News)

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NCSU CALS NCARS -About Us -- About NCARS

NCSU CALS NCARS -About Us -- About NCARS | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

Check out our news, field day calendar & articles, new faculty grants, and research programs here, on our home page.

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