With more than 35 core faculty actively developing new cultivars, germplasms, and parental lines – it has more plant breeders than any other U.S. university.
The consortium is interdepartmental and focuses on a full range of research programs, courses, and crops. Plant breeders at NC State are based in different colleges (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and College of Natural Resources) and departments (Crop and Soil Sciences, Forestry and Horticultural Science), while other departments, such as Entomology and Plant Pathology, have faculty who are extensively involved in breeding programs for field crops, horticultural crops, and trees. In addition, faculty members who provide strong support are located in the departments of Statistics, Molecular and Structural Biochemistry, Plant Biology, and Genetics. Totally, more than 65 faculty members provide skills in DNA-based marker technology, plant transformation, genomics, proteomics, and metabolomics in addition to basic field breeding.
Connecting plant breeders through international virtual seminar series
Protecting Our State’s New Rural Cash Crop
The true profit potential of sweetpotatoes has been held back by an aggressive and invasive pest. NC State’s Craig Yencho will lead a $5 million grant-funded project to fight it.
Carlos Iglesias appointed to USDA Specialty Crop Advisory Board
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today the appointment of 14 members to the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics (NAREEE) Advisory Board. Eight members are new appointments and six members are re-appointments.
‘A Kaleidoscope of Colors’: NC State Breeder Creates Winning Flame Thrower™ redbud
A NC State Breeder wins Plant of the Year for vibrant redbud at a prestigious international flower show.