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Tractor gives students access to latest technology | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Tractor gives students access to latest technology | 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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NCSU College of Agriculture & Life Sciences students will be able to learn on the latest equipment thanks to the generosity of a farm equipment manufacturer and a farm machinery dealer. AGCO, a farm machinery designer, manufacturer and distributer, has provided the Lake Wheeler Road Field Laboratory with a new Massey Ferguson tractor through a no-cost lease agreement, said Curtis Powell, field lab superintendent. The Massey Ferguson 7620 tractor was provided by C&R Implement Company in Williamston.

 

The tractor will be used for classes and demonstrations and normal work around the field lab, which is just south of the Raleigh city limits on Lake Wheeler Road.

 

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N.C. State chancellor talks innovation to Rotarians - The chancellor of North Carolina State University spoke to Mount Airy Rotary Club members Tuesday at the Cross Creek Country Club about land g...

N.C. State chancellor talks innovation to Rotarians -  The chancellor of North Carolina State University spoke to Mount Airy Rotary Club members Tuesday at the Cross Creek Country Club about land g... | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
N.C. State chancellor talks innovation to Rotarians - The chancellor of North Carolina State University spoke to Mount Airy Rotary Club members Tuesday at the Cross Creek Country Club about land grant schools impact on North Carolina’s futu...
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Chancellor Randy Woodson highlighted SmartFresh as one example of innovation coming out of NC State University research. SmartFresh, which extends the shelf life of fresh apples, was developed by Dr. Sylvia Blankenship & Dr. Ed Sissler and is now widely used in the apple industry to provide consumers with a better product.

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Initiative to support modernization of field research launched to honor Dr. David Smith | CALS News Center, NCSU

Initiative to support modernization of field research launched to honor Dr. David Smith | CALS News Center, NCSU | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

"The Smith Initiative will fund needed equipment and services to help ensure that the state’s field research facilities have the 21st-century infrastructure required for emerging agricultural challenges, help farmers utilize technology to meet good agricultural practice standards and deliver new solutions to feed the world. Inviting ongoing support, Dr. Sylvia Blankenship, CALS dean in the interim, announced at the reception that, thanks to more than 40 lead contributors, the initiative had already accrued more than $35,000. Smith himself is among the lead donors to the initiative."

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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."

 

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

 

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How Google Earth Revealed Chicago's Hidden Farms : NPR

How Google Earth Revealed Chicago's Hidden Farms : NPR | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
When scientists scoured lists of the city's community gardens, they discovered they didn't tell the whole story of where food was being grown.
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