Strawberries

Berries the “Go To” Health Food: International Collaboration of Scientists Builds the Case

November 05, 2015

Scientists in North Carolina and New Zealand are collaborating and engaging with growers to build the scientific evidence to  convince consumers that berries are nature’s “go to” health food. By Jennifer Woodford, NCRC/DHMRI Media & Communications Manager  Kannapolis, NC- When consumers crave tasty, healthy and convenient foods, scientists at the NC Research Campus (NCRC) and […]

Costa Rican Scientists Return to NCRC for Planning, P2EP Symposium

July 27, 2015

    Only two months after their first visit, Costa Rican representatives return to the NC Research Campus to formalize collaborative research initiatives.  Kannapolis, NC– A delegation from Costa Rica returns to the NC Research Campus (NCRC) to discuss collaborative research opportunities, attend the Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP) Research Symposium and arrange for a doctoral […]

Educators soak up science at Research Campus

June 24, 2015

By Mark Plemmons Read the original article in the Independent Tribune. KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Educators from across North Carolina got hands on in the labs at the N.C. Research Campus and at several other area businesses Monday during the Fourth Annual STEM Industry Day sponsored by N.C. New Schools. “The notion is to bring educators […]

P2EP’s Year-Round Scientific and Educational Impact

August 07, 2014

The 40 Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP) interns at the NC Research Campus (NCRC) presented the results of their summer of research in an August 5 symposium sponsored by the NC Biotechnology Center. Through P2EP, a STEM-based workforce development program, the interns studied pathways in blueberries, strawberries, oats and broccoli that produce health-enhancing bioactive compounds. […]

Making Healthy ‘Grits’ in Africa with Dr. Mary Ann Lila

May 22, 2014

By: David Hunt, Carolina Wild Nearly 8,000 miles, an ocean and seven time zones separate the small town of Kannapolis, N.C. from the heartland of southern Africa. Food scientist Mary Ann Lila knows the distance all too well. She’s visited 17 African countries in the past eight years. But she doesn’t measure the distance solely in miles. […]

Berry Good for You

August 13, 2013

Tara Losinski | August 14th, 2013 Summer’s sweet treats are heartier and healthier than we thought.   Newfoundland blueberries are better for you. I’ve often heard the claim from my  brethren on The Rock. It’s a harsh life for berries, blue or otherwise, on North America’s most easterly isle; the growing season is short, the […]

Strawberry breeding program gets funding

July 18, 2013

Vegetable Growers News To an end-game focused strawberry breeder, there is no better payoff than to see the potential for technology transfer be converted into the hands of growers to deliver a true market impact. Jeremy Pattison, strawberry breeder and geneticist with North Carolina State University’s (NCSU) Plants for Human Health Institute, said the recent […]

N.C. State gets grants to support strawberry research in Kannapolis

June 06, 2013

Enlarge Photo courtesy N.C. STATE Jeremy Pattison inspects strawberry research plots at the N.C. State’s Piedmont Research Station in Salisbury. Jennifer Thomas, Staff Writer- Charlotte Business Journal N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute in Kannapolis is working to boost strawberry yields and increase the fruit’s profitability for growers. Toward that end, Jeremy Pattison, […]

Strawberry breeding program receives national sustainability initiative grants

June 05, 2013

Fresh Plaza Dr. Jeremy Pattison, strawberry breeder and geneticist with the N.C. State University Plants for Human Health Institute at the N.C. Research Campus, recently was awarded a $158,391 grant from the National Strawberry Sustainability Initiative, and is a co-investigator on a second grant in the amount of $127,168, led by Dr. Brian Whipker, also […]

NC State receives funding for 3 sustainable strawberry projects

June 04, 2013

The Grower Vicky Boyd Courtesy North Carolina State UniversityNorth Carolina State University strawberry breeder Jeremy Pattison inspects research plots at the Piedmont Research Station in Salisbury.A group of North Carolina State University strawberry researchers were the recipients of  sustainability grants they say they’ll use to help lengthen the growing season and demonstrate cost-effective cooling systems. […]

Strawberry Breeding Program Receives National Grants from the Walmart Foundation

June 03, 2013

PHHI Dr. Jeremy Pattison, strawberry breeder and geneticist with the N.C. State University Plants for Human Health Institute at the N.C. Research Campus, recently was awarded a $158,391 grant from the National Strawberry Sustainability Initiative, and is a co-investigator on a second grant in the amount of $127,168, led by Dr. Brian Whipker, also with […]

These fruits are berry good for you

April 10, 2013

Nicky Park, The New Zealand Hearld Berries are bursting with goodness for your body.Photo / Thinkstock The tail end of berry season is approaching. Come the end of April, you won’t be seeing these fruity beauties on the shelves. This is the bad news. The good news is, that frozen berries are still packed with […]

NCSU Opens Greenhouse Complex

August 09, 2012

NC State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) is operating a $340,000 greenhouse complex on Glenn Avenue about a mile from the NCRC. The complex  strengthens  NCSU’s infrastructure at the NCRC, creating about 10,000 square feet of additional space for plant trials and fostering relationships with business and campus partners that can rent space for […]