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Dec 22, 2019
Parasitic Wasps Are Making A Meal of North Carolina’s Christmas Trees
North Carolina is the country’s second-largest producer and exporter of Christmas trees. But a parasitic wasp is feasting on the seed supply.
Dec 17, 2019
UAVs and Christmas Trees: New Research to Help NC Growers Benefit From Drone Technology
A new partnership between NC State’s Christmas Tree Extension Team and Center for Geospatial Analytics will test how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, or drones) can help NC Christmas tree growers more efficiently monitor tree size and health.
Dec 18, 2019
A Forest Runs Through It
Since its establishment, Schenck has been managed as a teaching and research site where students learn about forest management and the associated benefits. It has also become a popular recreation spot for Raleigh residents who enjoy its walking trails and picnic areas.
Dec 5, 2019
Custom Geospatial Tool Helps National Park Service Better Predict Fire Risk on Florida’s River of Grass
In the Everglades’ vast wetlands, fire spread depends on water levels. A custom geospatial tool created at the Center for Geospatial Analytics is helping the National Park Service quickly and easily map water levels––and better manage fires––across south Florida.