Faculty Focus: Jean Ristaino Wins Fulbright Award
Jean Ristaino’s passion for ensuring food security for a fast-growing world population has taken her around the world to help other scientists and students gain skills in identifying and tracking new and re-emerging plant diseases. Her next stop: Italy.
Tackling Cassava Mosaic Disease: One Week in Tanzania
A student writes about her fieldwork in Tanzania, tackling a crop disease that threatens millions.
Studying a Disease in Order to Prevent Starvation
Research into a disease that affects cassava crops aims to prevent starvation for millions in Africa.
Researchers Find Corn Gene Conferring Resistance to Multiple Plant Leaf Diseases
A specific gene in corn appears to be associated with resistance to two and possibly three different plant leaf diseases.
Study Provides Evidence on Movement of Potato Famine Pathogen
Before it devastated Ireland, the pathogen that causes potato late blight set up shop in the United States. The pathogen’s movement and evolution is the focus of an NC State study.