The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service has launched a strategic visioning and planning initiative to evaluate the organization’s business model, adapt accordingly to the current economic environment and devise a strategy going forward.
The North Carolina Value-Added Cost Share (NCVACS) program, coordinated in part by the Plants for Human Health Institute’s Extension component, has announced $311,938 in equipment cost share awards for 20 agricultural operations across the state.
The North Carolina State University Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE) will conduct four Farm Management Training Schools, patterned after the award winning “Piedmont Farm School,” in 2014-2015.
A team of North Carolina State University scientists is looking for Salmonella on tomatoes and around tomato production areas. What they find could help farmers grow tomatoes that have a decreased likelihood of carrying the harmful bacteria.
In a scientific study, researchers with N.C. State’s Plants for Human Health Institute measured the levels of health-promoting phytochemicals in blueberries after putting them through a variety of cooking methods. The results revealed a decline in certain compounds depending on cooking method.
Proteins enriched with cranberry compounds are nutritionally stable and may be effective against urinary tract infections, according to a new study that builds the scientific support for a technology co-developed by PHHI director, Dr. Mary Ann Lila.
The N.C. Cooperative Extension component of the Plants for Human Health Institute has secured more than $400,000 in grant funding to assist the state’s growers and agricultural operations in 2013.
Three faculty and staff with N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) have been acknowledged for their respective efforts in 2013.
Dr. Tzung-Fu Hsieh from the Plants for Human Health Institute is leading research on grains to provide new insights into how scientists can impact seed size, nutritional value and other traits valued by farmers and consumers.
Dr. Allan Brown receives an educational enhancement grant to involve undergraduate programs across the state in the blueberry sequencing project.