Stories From Oct 2017

Oct 31, 2017  |  Faculty Focus

Meet Ramon Leon

“I truly believe weeds are major super threat to food supply. That’s what gets me going in the morning.”

Oct 26, 2017  |  Honors and Awards

Grady Miller Named 2017 Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy

Grady Miller of the turfgrass program has just been named a Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy, the highest recognition given by the Society.

Oct 17, 2017  |  Research

Tom Isleib unveils high-oleic version of popular peanut cultivar

At his final field day as NC State’s peanut breeder, Tom Isleib announced the release of Bailey II, a high-oleic version of the highly popular Bailey variety released in 2008.

Oct 16, 2017

The New Crop Science Certificate: Expanding Possibilities

The selection of programs available in the field of Crop and Soil Sciences has now increased, with the addition of the Certificate in Crop Science, introduced at the undergraduate level. This newly available certificate program offers more potential students the opportunity to pursue specialized fields and increase their prospects for long and fulfilling careers.

Oct 13, 2017  |  Honors and Awards

Gary Payne, Tyler Whaley honored as 2017 CALS Outstanding Alumni

“The alumni we recognize tonight represent the fulfillment of the promise of our land-grant mission.”

Oct 10, 2017  |  Impact

Crop and Soil Sciences Leads the way in Interface of Nutrient Management and Water Quality

The Department of Crop and Soil Sciences understands the relationship between water quality, nutrient management, and conservation planning while providing solutions to farmers as well as state and federal agencies.

Oct 9, 2017  |  Faculty Focus

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Patterson at Humboldt

This time 22 years ago, Dr. Bob Patterson flew to Berlin for a Fulbright scholarship at Humboldt University of Berlin. During his six-month sabbatical in Berlin, Dr. Patterson formed life-long friendships and academic partnerships that he still cherishes today.

Oct 6, 2017  |  News and Events

Drs. Heitman, Duckworth introduce Soil Sciences to Research Experience Undergraduates

Many undergraduate students are not aware of soil science coursework or how it relates to majors like chemistry, engineering, or biology. Dr. Joshua Heitman and Dr. Owen Duckworth decided to change this by providing these students an opportunity to do research in soil science.

Oct 3, 2017  |  Honors and Awards

Dr. Alan York Receives Career Achievement Award

Dr. Alan York recently received the ACES Career Achievement Award at the University of Illinois where he completed his PhD in Weed Science in the Crop Science Department. Dr. York is a William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor Emeritus, the most prestigious named professorship in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at NC State. With over 38 years of experience in weed science research, extension, and teaching, Dr. York has excelled in every element of the land-grant mission throughout his career.