Stories From 2017

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.

Sep 26, 2017  |  Student Spotlight

Crop and Soil Sciences Senior Grows Big Plans

What do a teen carnivorous plant grower who cultivated thousands of the rare species on his family’s farm in Colombia, a Durham Tech student transfer in NC State’s Crop and Soils Sciences Department, and a Chancellor’s Scholarship recipient who created drone videos in Costa Rica all in have in common? They are all Jacobo Rozo Posso, a multi-talented senior who’s growing big plans.

Sep 25, 2017  |  Department Events

International Agricultural Cropping Systems presents “Training the Next Generation of Coffee Producers & Consumers via Innovation & Entrepreneurship”

Visiting students and instructors from SENA in Colombia will explore our local culture and have classroom exchanges with Crop and Soil Sciences Department students; and at the Global Training Institute on Centennial Campus, they will present the first symposium on coffee and cocoa research with other students, faculty, and businesses current topics related to coffee research and coffee culture.

Sep 22, 2017  |  Department Events

“Communicating Scientific Reality to the General Public” – WRAL – TV Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel

Save the date: October 30, 2017 WRAL-TV Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel will speak on “Communicating Scientific Reality to the General Public” as part of the Tom and Carol Sinclair “Seeds of Change” lecture series.

Sep 20, 2017

CALS Honors Extraordinary Alumni

CALS alumni, friends, faculty and staff gathered to celebrate more than two dozen extraordinary alumni at the college’s annual Alumni Awards Ceremony.

Sep 20, 2017  |  Academics

A Major Birth Announcement: BS in Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems

“Global food and agriculture challenges are complex, and not solved by a single discipline.” Dr. Michelle Schroeder-Moreno explains how the brand new Crop and Soil Sciences major, Bachelor of Science in Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems came to be. “It’s cross departmental with Horticulture—a true multi-disciplinary degree. The resources and expertise of both departments provides students with something more.”

Sep 19, 2017

New Assistantship Announcement

Soil Science PhD Graduate Research Assistant, 0.5 time Stormwater Pollutant Control