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Mar 6, 2019
Transcription Factor Network Gets to Heart of Wood Formation
Research from NC State’s Forest Biotechnology Group has applications in timber, paper and biofuels, as well as healthier forests.
Jan 18, 2019
Can Genetic Engineering Save Disappearing Forests?
Forests in the US face many threats: climate change, invasive species, pests and pathogens. Could genetically engineering trees make these plants more resilient?
Feb 18, 2019
NC State scientists work to restore a rare longleaf pine stand for research, education and outreach. Among their first steps: setting fire to the site.
Dec 6, 2018
NC State Helps Homegrown Holiday Hobby
With the help of NC State soil scientists, CNR researchers and local extension agents, Ricky Postell is growing his Christmas tree operation.