NC State Extension

Research

new plants in jarwork in progress in the lab

Research at the Mountain Crop Improvement Lab covers diverse projects relating to the production and improvement of nursery and bioenergy crops. A primary focus is the development of new crops with enhanced adaptability, pest resistance, commercial merit, non-invasiveness, and sustainability. These projects often include related research on propagation, tissue culture, production, reproductive biology, genetics, cytogenetics, germplasm collection and screening, and molecular studies. Major areas of research include: