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Kestrel McCorkle

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What's this disease?

If you are a fan of strawberries then you have probably experienced opening a recently purchased container only to find that several berries have burst into a plume of velvety gray mold. Unfortunately, your berries have fallen prey to gray mold[..]

A day in the entomology lab: Beetles

Did you know that the average American eats 124 lbs of potatoes a year, that the potato was the first vegetable to be grown in space, and Vincent van Gogh painted four still-life canvases devoted entirely to the potato!?

What's this disease?

Mulberries generally can’t be found on the supermarket shelf, but many southerners enjoy collecting fruits off their mulberry trees to eat fresh and to use in baked goods. While many people think these trees are a nuisance because of the copious[..]

Return of the Intern

The 2018 AgBiome Summer Internship participants. Pictured from left to right: Morgan Rose, Megan Mackowiak, Madison Rackear, Jacob Hyman, Leah Gilmore, and Saunia Withers.

A day in the plant pathology lab

Did you know that plants can get sick like humans and animals!? It’s true, and at AgBiome we make products to control insects, weeds, nematodes, and plant pathogens. While a majority of human pathogens are viruses and bacteria, most plant[..]

A Day in the Nematology lab 

If you have no idea what a nematode is, then you are not alone. Nematodes are thread-like roundworms that are found all over the world, even in the Arctic. Most nematodes are microscopic, so many people aren’t aware that we are surrounded by them!

Philanthropy Team 2017 Year in Review

AgBiome aims to be the best agriculture innovator ever by having the most products, highest financial returns, and happiest employees. But did you know that giving to others, can actually make you a happier person? According to research on the[..]

Women in Science

This fall AgBiome chatted with a girl scout club in Cary about women’s contributions in science. Members of the AgBiome team included: Melissa, Kestrel, and Tim. They brought equipment and supplies to teach the science club sterile technique,[..]

Thankful Dogs

If you haven't already figured it out for yourself, AgBiomers love dogs! This holds true for a few lucky pups who found their forever homes with some of our employees. Starting with the smallest in size is Bean, a chihuahua adopted from a local[..]

future scientists

On October 20th, a group of AgBiome scientists packed up pipettes, plant pathogens, and insects, then made their way to the local Boys and Girls Club in Durham. AgBiomers were invited to share information on science topics and help students with[..]

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