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Additive Restores Antibiotic Effectiveness Against MRSA | ScienceBlog.com

Additive Restores Antibiotic Effectiveness Against MRSA | ScienceBlog.com | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Researchers from North Carolina State University have increased the potency of a compound that reactivates antibiotics against methicillin-resistant...

 

The research comes from Dr. Christian Melander & his team at NC State University.

 

Link to full article in Angewandte Chemie:

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ange.201206911/abstract

 

Earlier story:

http://www.ncsu.edu/features/2011/11/dr-john-cavanagh-and-dr-christian-melander/

 

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Biochem Blogs from NCSU

Biochem Blogs from NCSU | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

Enjoy the blog of the Department of Molecular & Structural Biochemistry, maintained by Dr. Clay Clark, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences at NC State University.

 

Their motto? "If we knew what we were doing, it wouldn't be reasearch." -- Einstein

 

Newest post on The Gibbs Conference on Biothermodynamics: Free Energy in the Woods.

 

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That’s a Wrap: Day 3 of #AntsOnBroadway

That’s a Wrap: Day 3 of #AntsOnBroadway | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

Rob Dunn's YourWildlife.org Team finishes collecting ants as part of his cool citizen science project, this time in the Big Apple! Check out the photos & blog at http://www.YourWildlife.org

 

Photo: Courtesy of Benoit Guenard.

 

 

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Earth's Last Unexplored Wilderness: Your Very Own Home | Ecosystems | DISCOVER Magazine

Earth's Last Unexplored Wilderness: Your Very Own Home | Ecosystems | DISCOVER Magazine | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

Biologists are starting to explore the woolly ecosystems in our homes and hospitals, and figuring out how they can make us sick or keep us healthy."

 

CALS' Rob Dunn's and his team are part of this effort. Their contribution is The Wildlife of Your Home project, included in the Discover discussion. Read more about Rob's project at:

http://www.yourwildlife.org/

 

Twitter:

@YourWild_Life

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CALS' Melanie McCaleb featured in Erosion Control March/April 2012 issue

CALS' Melanie McCaleb featured in Erosion Control March/April 2012 issue | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

Uncovering solutions to construction erosion, sediment, and turbidity

 

Melanie McCaleb, researcher & Extension Associate in the Soil Science Department's  Erosion, Sediment and Turbidity Control Group (ES&TC) at NC State University discusses the unpredictability of erosion research and her group's impact on the addressing issue. (Starts p. 17)

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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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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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NCSU receives $10M gift - Triangle Business Journal

NCSU receives $10M gift  - Triangle Business Journal | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
N.C. State University received one of the largest donations in the school’s history...
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Clinton farmer gives NCSU $10M for poultry research, teaching :: WRAL.com

Clinton farmer gives NCSU $10M for poultry research, teaching :: WRAL.com | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
The owners of a Sampson County poultry and pork operation have donated $10 million to North Carolina State University for poultry research and education and extension programs, officials said Wednesday.
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$10 M Gift For Poultry Research At NC State —

$10 M Gift For Poultry Research At NC State — | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
The N.C. State University Department of Poultry Science will use a $10 million gift to recruit students and hire a professor.

 

The Department will look for someone with expertise in turkey physiology, immunology, and other poultry-related areas.

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NC State News :: Poultry Science Receives Transformational $10 Million Naming Gift From Prestage Family

NC State News ::  Poultry Science Receives Transformational $10 Million Naming Gift From Prestage Family | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

Chancellor Woodson, Poultry Science Dept. Head Mike Williams (above) and donor Bill Prestage discuss the importance of the gift in video interviews.

 

"A $10 million naming gift will help transform NC State’s Department of Poultry Science, a department that supports an important North Carolina – and national – industry.

 

"The new Prestage Family Department of Poultry Science is named in honor of Bill and Marsha Prestage and their family, who are longtime supporters of NC State and owners of Prestage Farms, a poultry and pork production company headquartered in Clinton, N.C.

 

"The gift comprises two endowments that will provide income in perpetuity to support a strategic combination of teaching, research and extension programs."

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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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2011-2012 College Research Impacts from Our Report to the Chancellor of NCSU

2011-2012 College Research Impacts from Our Report to the Chancellor of NCSU | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

A dynamic threshold for controlling stink bugs, thermal processing of foods & biomaterials, modeling crop risks for federal crop insurance, advancing hybrid striped bass production and protecting animal health with strategies for improved food and health care -- just some of our activities for this year.

 

http://tinyurl.com/8r2xkhr

 

 

 

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NC Small Fruit & Specialty Crop IPM: Kudzu bugs on caneberries?

NC Small Fruit & Specialty Crop IPM: Kudzu bugs on caneberries? | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

Photo: Kudzu bugs on raspberry plants at the Piedmont Research Station, Salisbury, NC

 

"My Monday morning  began with two phone calls about the same thing: kudzu bugs on caneberries.  Both calls came from western North Carolina, but kudzu bugs are widespread throughout the southeast.  See here for a map of kudzu bug distribution from the Megacoptera Working Group.  Kudzu bugs (Megacoptera criberia) are yet another invasive species from eastern Asia that has been detected in the southeastern US in recent years.  Kudzu bugs appear to specialize on legumes, including cultivated beans and kudzu, and can cause cause economic damage to soybeans.  My NC State Entomology colleague, Dominic Reisig, has published extensive information on kudzu bug at his blog.  Interestingly, both caneberry sites that prompted my morning calls were also near soybeans."

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NC State News :: NC State News and Information » Additive Restores Antibiotic Effectiveness Against MRSA

NC State News :: NC State News and Information » Additive Restores Antibiotic Effectiveness Against MRSA | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

Dr. Christian Melander's team has enhanced the potency of a naturally-derived compound he and Dr. John Cavanagh discovered, which has bioactivity against methicillin resistant Staphyloccus aureus, known as MRSA. Click the headline to learn more about today 's story.

 

And read about the earlier work here:

http://news.ncsu.edu/features/taking-the-resistance-out-of-drug-resistant-infections/

 

Link to full article (abstract free; full article may require subscription)

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ange.201206911/abstract

 

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Rising rates for rent-a-bees

Rising rates for rent-a-bees | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

"Pollination is basic science, but the cost of it is getting more complicated.

 

"CALS economist, Dr. Walter Thurman, finds that rising honey prices, invasive mites and higher diesel fuel costs have increased the price of services performed by commercial beekeepers during the past 20 years.

 

"Dr. Thurman's is the first comprehensive study of North American pollination markets."

 

This means higher consumer prices for the approximately 75% of food crops which are bee-pollinated.

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Putting the State in State Fair :: North Carolina State University Bulletin

Putting the State in State Fair :: North Carolina State University Bulletin | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

Putting the Fair in the State Fair, CALS contributes a cow milking booth, Howling Cow ice cream, and gardening tips ...

 

Help us build a home for Howing Cow ice cream

http://www.ncsu.edu/foodscience/dairy/howlingcow/index.html

 

Visit our Dairy Research & Teaching Farm

http://www.ncsu.edu/foodscience/dairy/howlingcow/farm.html

 

 

 

 

 

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Turf, Bugs & Rock n Roll: CALS Turf Entomology Group's Facebook page

Turf, Bugs & Rock n Roll: CALS Turf Entomology Group's Facebook page | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

Check it out! Practical, research-based suggestions & Dr. Rick Brandenburg's videos (complete with guitar solos!) on turf insect management & control.

 

Brought to you by the turfgrass entomology lab at North Carolina State University. Offering answers to all of your turfgrass insect needs since 1985!


If you would like to be added to the turgfrass entomology list serv so you can stay up to date on national turfgrass entomological issues please contact Diane at desilcox@ncsu.edu
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City of Raleigh honors JC Raulston Arboretum | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NCSU

City of Raleigh honors JC Raulston Arboretum | CALS News Center  | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NCSU | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

"The JC Raulston Arboretum at N.C. State University has been recognized for its outstanding appearance by the City of Raleigh. The arboretum received a 2012 Sir Walter Raleigh Award in the category of Maintained Outstanding Appearance. Awards in this category are for projects that are more than five years old and have consistently maintained a high quality appearance contributing to Raleigh’s image. ...

"The JC Raulston Arboretum, part of N.C. State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, is home to the most diverse plant collection in the Southeast. “Getting the Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Community Appearance was a big honor for us,” said Dr. Ted Bilderback, JCRA director."

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13th Annual NCSU Vermiculture Conference | Biological & Agricultural Engineering, NC State University

13th Annual NCSU Vermiculture Conference | Biological & Agricultural Engineering, NC State University | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

"This event will provide the tools you need to start or expand an earthworm and vermicompost production operation. You will also learn the latest research on the effects of vermicompost and extracts (tea) on plant growth and disease suppression, how growers are effectively marketing earthworms and vermicompost, the different technologies being utilized, and how a large greenhouse grower is using vermicompost with remarkable results. At this conference there will be ample opportunities to get answers to your questions from industry experts and other growers."

 

Event runs Nov. 5-6, Friday Center, UNC-Chapel Hill

 

Who should attend?

Earthworm Growers  | Farmers | Composters | Nursery Owners | Greenhouse Growers | Soil Blenders | Orchard Owners | Entrepreneurs | Livestock Operators | Extension Agents | Solid Waste Managers | Landscapers | Consultants | Food Service Managers

 

Click title above for registration.

Contact Information:

Rhonda Sherman
Conference Chairperson
and Extension Specialist,
NC State University
Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering
Phone:(919) 515-6770
Email: sherman@ncsu.edu

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$10 Million Gift Names NC State’s Poultry Science Department for Prestage Family - Prestage Farms, Inc.

$10 Million Gift Names NC State’s Poultry Science Department for Prestage Family - Prestage Farms, Inc. | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

Press release from the Prestage Farms web site.

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Prestage gives NCSU's poultry science department $10 million

Prestage gives NCSU's poultry science department $10 million | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
N.C State University officials announced Tuesday that the Department of Poultry Science, which has only 17 faculty members and about 75 undergraduate students, will get a $10 million donation from Clinton-based Prestage Farms, one of the largest...
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Farm gives North Carolina State $10 million

Farm gives North Carolina State $10 million | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

"Farm gives North Carolina State $10 million..."

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$10 million gift names Poultry Science Department for Prestage family | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, NCSU

$10 million gift names Poultry Science Department for Prestage family | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, NCSU | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

North Carolina State University’s Poultry Science Department has been renamed for the Prestage Family. Chancellor Randy Woodson announced a $10 million gift that will name and endow the department in N.C. State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

 

The Prestage Family Department of Poultry Science was renamed in honor of Bill and Marsha Prestage and their family, longtime supporters of N.C. State and owners of Prestage Farms, a poultry and pork production company headquartered in Clinton. Home to one of only six poultry science departments in the nation, N.C. State produces job-ready graduates in an important domestic industry.

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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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