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
NAPB Borlaug Scholars Announcement: Seeking the most promising students in plant breeding
The National Association of Plant Breeders (NAPB) Borlaug Scholars Program seeking for your help to identify the most promising students that are in upper-level undergraduate and advanced graduate levels at universities in the United States
Kuraparthy Receives 2021 Cotton Genetics Research Award
Dr. Vasu Kuraparthy, Professor in the Department of Crop & Soil Sciences, is the 2021 Cotton Genetics Research Award recipient.
Specialty Crops Improvement Showcase
The Specialty Crops Improvement Showcase is a hybrid seminar that will be hosted Wednesday, February 9, 2022, at JC Raulston Arboretum, York Auditorium.