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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

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

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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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‘From crops to cows to cream’: Milking center dedication highlights N.C. State’s innovative approach to dairy science and education

‘From crops to cows to cream’: Milking center dedication highlights N.C. State’s innovative approach to dairy science and education | 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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"A new N.C. State University milking center was cause for celebration for North Carolina’s dairy industry Friday Nov. 9. More than 100 people came out to view the new building designed to enhance the university’s teaching, research and extension programs in both food and animal sciences.

 

"The center includes milking stalls where about 150 cows are milked twice a day, producing 1,000 gallons a day of milk that’s trucked to Schaub Hall and used in Howling Cow ice cream and other dairy products.

 

"The center’s dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Lake Wheeler Road Field Laboratory’s Dairy Educational Unit mark an important milestone in the development of a vertically integrated dairy enterprise system that encompasses not just the dairy farm unit but also the Schaub Hall Dairy Pilot Plant."

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"A new N.C. State University milking center was cause for celebration for North Carolina’s dairy industry Friday Nov. 9. More than 100 people came out to view the new building designed to enhance the university’s teaching, research and extension programs in both food and animal sciences.

 

The center includes milking stalls where about 150 cows are milked twice a day, producing 1,000 gallons a day of milk that’s trucked to Schaub Hall and used in Howling Cow ice cream and other dairy products.

 

The center’s dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Lake Wheeler Road Field Laboratory’s Dairy Educational Unit mark an important milestone in the development of a vertically integrated dairy enterprise system that encompasses not just the dairy farm unit but also the Schaub Hall Dairy Pilot Plant."

 

 

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NCSU's Dunphy, Koenning Involved In Award Winning Crop Protection

NCSU's Dunphy, Koenning Involved In Award Winning Crop Protection | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
These two NCSU CALS professors have striven to have an impact on the ASR threat.
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Crop scientist, Dr. Jim Dunphy & plant pathologist, Dr. Steve Koenning, have for years partnered to combat Asian Soybean Rust, which in some countries caused 80% crop loss. They helped develop an Integrated Pest Management system for the disease, the Soybean Rust PIPE, which can be found here:

http://sbr.ipmpipe.org/cgi-bin/sbr/public.cgi

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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)

Via Luigi Guarino
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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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New Book Encourages Readers to “Know Soil Know Life”

New Book Encourages Readers to “Know Soil Know Life” | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Published by the Soil Science Society of America and targeted to high school students, "Know Soil Know Life" challenges readers to see soil not as inert "dirt" but as living material that carries out critical functions for people and the environment.
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CALS soil scientist, Dr. David Lindbo, co-edited the book, which includes a lengthy chapter on careers in soils.

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Meet The Future

Meet The Future | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Andrew Miller, Hillary Spangler and KeJuan Weaver are the future. See how they're shaping today and how NC State is preparing them to transform tomorrow.
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Caldwell Scholar, CALS nutrition major, Hillary Spangler, is using what she learns to develop a healthy food choices program for public schools. It's already in use in Randolph County, NC

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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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A Visit to an "Emerald City" of Science - Science Careers Blog

A Visit to an "Emerald City" of Science - Science Careers Blog | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

Science Careers visited with researchers at the collaborative North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, NC, a joint venture of several North Carolina universities. The innovative campus, designed to foster interdisciplinary research, includes the Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI), part of the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences at NC State University.

 

Among other researchers interviewed were PHHI researchers, food scientist Mary Ann Lila, molecular geneticist Allan Brown, metabolic engineer Xu "Sirius" Li, and pharmacogeneticist Slavko Komarnytsky, The group studies health-promoting properties of foods and food-derived products. Among the crops studied are berries and broccoli.

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2012 Fall Agroecology Education Farm: Farm to Fork Reception! | Facebook

Check out these great photos from our 2012 Fall Agroecology Education Farm: Farm to Fork Reception!

 

The Agroecology Farm is part of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS), part of the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences at NC State University

http://www.cefs.ncsu.edu/whatwedo/academic.html

 

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The Abstract :: North Carolina State University :: Choosy Mothers Choose Skin? One Way to Make Peanut Products Healthier

The Abstract :: North Carolina State University :: Choosy Mothers Choose Skin? One Way to Make Peanut Products Healthier | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

"Peanuts taste good and are good for you. But a new NC State study shows that putting a bit of skin in the game can make peanut products even healthier while keeping them flavorful.

 

"Food scientist Dr. Tim Sanders and doctoral student Chellani Hathorn show that adding small amounts of peanut skin to products like peanut butter and peanut paste increase the nutritional value and antioxidant capacity of the products while only subtly changing the taste."

 

The new research appears in Journal of Food Science published online October 11,  2012 -- Here's a link to the paper:

 

Flavor and Antioxidant Capacity of Peanut Paste and Peanut Butter Supplemented with Peanut Skins

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1750-3841.2012.02953.x/abstract

 

 

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International students tour Goldsboro farm

International students tour Goldsboro farm | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Students from around the world are getting a feel for what rural North Carolina has to offer. About 50 Fulbright students toured farm land in Goldsboro Thursday as part of the U.S Department of States Global Food Security Seminar.

 

Students learned about the research challenges of providing food security for a growing population.

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Students learn where pizza comes from

Students learn where pizza comes from | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
The fifth-graders of Davidson County will never be able to look at a pizza the same way after a day trip Thursday to the Davidson County Fairgrounds for Agriculture by the Slice, a program created by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension and...

 

Extension specialists & Master Gardeners used fave kids' food, pizza, to give them experience in gardens, cooking, and the food chain.

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Aaron Fox and Suzanne O'Connell: Exploring Partnerships Abroad

N.C. State University Ph.D. students Suzanne O'Connell and Aaron Fox immersed themselves in Croatian agriculture, cuisine and culture as they spent a month e...
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NCSU Ph.D. students Suzanne O'Connell & Aaron Fox immersed themselves in Croatian agriculture, cuisine and culture, spending month exploring study abroad options with the University of Zagreb's Faculty of Agriculture. The College of Agriculture & Life Sciences has a long history of agricultural partnership with Croatia, whose agricultural history is rich with crops such as olives, grapes, herbs, and more.

video | http://tinyurl.com/a59our2 | story | http://tinyurl.com/ao5hd42

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Parasitic fly spotted in honeybees, causes workers to abandon colonies : Not Exactly Rocket Science

Parasitic fly spotted in honeybees, causes workers to abandon colonies : Not Exactly Rocket Science | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
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Andrew Core of San Francisco State Univ. has discovered another possible contributor to honeybee Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), which threatens crop pollination and food security: a tiny parasitic fly, Apocephalus borealis, which oviposits in the bee's abdomen where the eggs hatch and the larvae eventually kill the host bee. The parasitic fly usually attacks bumblebees; but Dr. Core has found it also reproduces in honeybees, causing them to become confused and wander from the hive at abnormal times, such during the night.

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Backyard Farming Gets Fancy

Backyard Farming Gets Fancy | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Williams-Sonoma, Fifth Season Gardening, Terrain Cater to Modern Homesteaders Who Demand Only the Best Equipment
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$1200 Chicken coops and more ... retailers target the upscale urban trend with high-end equipment.

 

Video:

http://live.wsj.com/video/chicken-coops-get-a-highend-makeover/FBC5E4F6-5B42-4737-AC8A-2943A3E8CA39.html#!FBC5E4F6-5B42-4737-AC8A-2943A3E8CA39

 

Slide show

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324329204578271980099505570.html?mod=#slide/1

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Innovative uses of nanotechnology in food and agriculture explored

Innovative uses of nanotechnology in food and agriculture explored | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Examples of current projects in development are presented in a Special Research Section published in Industrial Biotechnology.
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N.C. State researchers win $2.5 million grant to combat salmonella

N.C. State researchers win $2.5 million grant to combat salmonella | 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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Dr. Hosni Hassan & Dr. Matt Koci lead the USDA-NIFA funded effort to fight food poisoning caused by Salmonella.

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Mother Nature’s steroids

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It turns out Mom was right – greens really are good for us.

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A team from Rutgers and the Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) at the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis, NC, made the discovery.

 

Dr. Debora Esposito, a Rutgers/NCSU postdoctoral associate hosted at the NCSU PHHI and Dr. lavko Komarnytsky, metabolic biologist and assistant professor there, with Rutgers researcher found evidence that steroids produced by certain plants can increase lean body mass, muscle fiber populations, and even endurance of muscles.


Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/01/06/3768076/mother-natures-steroids.html#storylink=cpy
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Farm:Shop — London’s Urban Farming Hub — The Pop-Up City

Farm:Shop — London’s Urban Farming Hub — The Pop-Up City | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Farms seem to fit in everywhere these days. We already spent articles on urban rooftop farms, and stuff like this farm-on-wheels. City Breaths reports about a farm installed in a shop in Hackney, London.
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Day five on the Dean’s tour: Kannapolis, Charlotte and Winston-Salem | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NCSU

Day five on the Dean’s tour: Kannapolis, Charlotte and Winston-Salem | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NCSU | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

“You have to see it to believe it.”

 

"So said new College of Agriculture and Life Sciences dean Richard Linton on the fifth leg of his statewide tour, of the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis.

 

“I’ve seen photos online and even watched a video tour, but they don’t do this place justice,” Linton said. “It’s just incredible.”

 

Dean Linton visited the David H. Murdock Research Institute (the DHMRI) and the Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI), part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at NC State University, as well as industry research labs housed at the site.

 

Read more at the link above.

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Hessian fly in wheat: Should I spray? | Grains content from Southeast Farm Press

Hessian fly in wheat: Should I spray? | Grains content from Southeast Farm Press | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

The decision to spray for Hessian fly in a fall wheat crop is not an easy one."

 

CALS Entomologist, Dr. Dominic Reisig, explains.

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Ecuadorian President Visits, Pursues Knowledge and Collaboration with NC Research Campus

Ecuadorian President Visits, Pursues Knowledge and Collaboration with NC Research Campus | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

President Rafael Correa of the Republic of Ecuador and a delegation of ministers spent Tuesday touring each of the 16 university and corporate research programs at the NC Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis.   President Correa and his delegation of over 60 Ecuadorian government officials met with David H. Murdock, founder of the NCRC and toured on campus, and the campus’ lead scientists.

 

President Correa is looking at the research, scientific instrumentation and collaborative environment of the NCRC as a model to implement in the development of Yachay, a planned city of science and technology being built in Ecuador’s northern province of Imbabura.

 

“Amazing! Outstanding!” said President Correa. “A learning experience for us. We are building in our country a planned city of knowledge, (and) we want to learn from your experience. This (Yachay) is the biggest project in Ecuadorian history. We are (changing) from a traditional to a knowledge-based economy.”

 

NCRC web site:

http://www.ncresearchcampus.net/

 

web site for the Plants for Human Health Institute at the NCRC

http://plantsforhumanhealth.ncsu.edu/

 

The PHHI focuses on nutrition, agriculture and health.

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Science of Chocolate | North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Science of Chocolate | North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

"From drinks to desserts, chocolate is a favorite that is loved by cultures worldwide.  Can a food as delicious as chocolate also be good for your health?  Join us to learn about the history of chocolate from ancient times to modern day manufacturing, and find out what current research is telling us about the science of this special food."

 

Free program at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, Nov. 29, 6:30pm.

 

CALS food scientist, Dr. Gabriel Keith Harris will speak

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NC State News and Information » Pollenizer Research Should Help Seedless Watermelon Farmers

NC State News and Information » Pollenizer Research Should Help Seedless Watermelon Farmers | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

The pollenizers aren't bees ... they're plants!


Dr. Chris Gunter explains.

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