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Carolinas Superintendents Commit $83,000 to Research

Carolinas Superintendents Commit $83,000 to Research | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
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The joint research project of CALS' plant pathologist, Dr. Jim Kearns, and Clemson University will run for three years, and focus on mini-ring disease of ultradwarf turfgrass. | Read more | http://tinyurl.com/dxdu6mb ; | Photo:

the Lonnie Poole Golf Course at NC State University

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Increasing Lutein Levels in Broccoli to Fight Age-Related Eye Problems | Plants For Human Health Institute

Increasing Lutein Levels in Broccoli to Fight Age-Related Eye Problems | 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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A new NCSU study at the Plants for Human Health Institute at the NC Research Campus focuses on enhanced levels of lutein in broccoli. Lutein, an antioxidant also found in leafy greens such as kale & spinach, is associated with lowered risk for cataracts & age-related macular degeneration. Dr. Allan Brown, Asst. Prof., Horticultural Science & the Plants for Human Health Institute, received a $1 55,525 grant from the NC Biotechnology Ctr. for broccoli research with matching funding from Monsanto.

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Solving molecular mysteries | CALS News Center Solving molecular mysteries

Solving molecular mysteries | CALS News Center Solving molecular mysteries | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
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Researchers, Dr. Linda Hanley-Bowdoin and Tanzanian, Dr. Joseph Ndunguru, study satellite DNA to find ways to control Cassava mosaic virus.

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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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NCSU PDIC

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Check out the blog of the NCSU Plant Disease & Insect Clinic! They help farmers & gardeners by identifying problems insects & diseases. Great photos and useful information from the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences at NC State University.

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Nicky Park: These fruits are berry good for you - Life & Style - NZ Herald News

Nicky Park: These fruits are berry good for you - Life & Style - NZ Herald News | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
The tail end of berry season is approaching. Come the end of April, you won't be seeing these fruity beauties on the shelves. This is the bad news. The good news is, that frozen berries
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These fruits are berry good for you: Dr. Mary Ann Lila of the Plants for Human Health Institute, part of the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences at NC State University, tells the New Zealand Herald why berries "are the top of the heap," when it comes to health benefits. | Read more | http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=10875351

 

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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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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 scientists work to stop the spread of boxwood blight | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sc..., NCSU

N.C. State scientists work to stop the spread of boxwood blight | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sc..., NCSU | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

"Since colonial days, the boxwood has been an important part of American gardens and landscapes. Research from N.C. State University is designed to help keep it that way, in spite of the threat to the plant posed by a disease new to the United States.

 

"N.C. State researchers and extension specialists have led the way in the United States when it comes to finding methods of protect the popular landscape plant from boxwood blight. They were among the first – if not the first – university researchers to alert the public and the landscape and nursery industry to the blight’s presence when it was first found and confirmed in the United States in October 2011. And now they are leading the way in a study to determine which commercially available boxwood species are most susceptible and which ones can withstand the fungus, Cylindroclaidium buxicola, that causes the disease. ..."

 

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Soybean Rust Found In North Carolina - Earliest On Record | AgFax.com

Soybean Rust Found In North Carolina - Earliest On Record | AgFax.com | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
This is the earliest that soybean rust has been detected in North Carolina. Rust was identified on one of four leaves brought to the lab. The earliest detection of soybean rust in North Carolina in previous years was September 15th in 2007.

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