Moldovan professors visit N.C. State
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Moldovan professors visit N.C. State

Dr. Mike Boyette (far right) meets with Moldovan professors (from left) Ala Druta, Valerian Balan and Gregorii Tomas. (Photo by Becky Kirkland)

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ostharvest technology was the focus of four Moldovan professors’ recent
visit to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. They came as part of a grant-funded project that builds on a lengthy partnership between the College and the Agrarian State University of Moldova (ASUM).

Pictured with Dr. Mike Boyette (right), an N.C. State agricultural engineer, are the ASUM’s Ala Druta, an associate professor of plant physiology; Valerian Balan, dean of the horticulture faculty; and Gregorii  Tomas, an associate professor of technology. Not shown is Antonina Derendovscaia, a professor of plant physiology.

Amid visits with faculty members in food science, horticultural science and plant pathology, the international scholars toured a North Carolina winery, pickle plant, sweetpotato packing plant and more.

“The project is specifically focused on strengthening the curriculum and outreach in the area of postharvest technology — a critical need identified by the State Agrarian University,” said Dr. Larry Nelson, the College’s assistant dean for international programs.

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