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N.C. PSI Advances AI for Agriculture

At NC State University, the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative is leading efforts aimed at helping producers put artificial intelligence to work for increased yields, efficiency and sustainability. Two new tools will…
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NC State’s Edible Gardens

Discover NC State’s edible garden spaces and the wide range of benefits they offer to campus and the world.
Benjamin Peeler handwaters the 18th green at Pinehurst No. 2

Birdie’s-Eye View

As an intern at the famed Pinehurst No. 2, Benjamin Peeler, a student with NC State’s Agricultural Institute, had a hands-on introduction to the work of getting a golf course ready to host the 2024 U.S. Open.
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New Aquatic Conservation Laboratory Opens at Yates Mill

The environment just got a little more hospitable for some threatened and endangered aquatic species in North Carolina thanks to the grand opening of the Yates Mill Aquatic Conservation Laboratory.
Danesha Seth Carley works in a pollinator garden in front of the clubhouse at the Pinehurst golf course.

Let It Bee

Horticultural science professor Danesha Seth Carley helped reintroduce native plants to the Pinehurst No. 2 golf course for its 2014 men’s and women’s U.S. Open championships. Since then, she’s focused on bringing bees back to Donald Ross’s original design for the course.
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BAE Educational Garden Opens to the Community

Graduate student Jasmine Gibson led the design and construction of a new campus garden, highlighting education and sustainable farming practices.

Growing a Homerun Peanut

Nearly all of the peanuts we munch on at major and minor league baseball games came from the peanut breeding program at NC State University.

Birdwatching can help students improve mental health, reduce distress

A new study finds people who have nature-based experiences report better well-being and lower psychological distress than those who do not. Birdwatching in particular yielded promising results, with higher gains in subjective well-being and more reduction in distress than more generic nature exposure, such as walks. Because birdwatching is an easily accessible activity, the results…