2020 Year In Review Available
We are pleased to invite you for a look back at some of Crop and Soil Sciences’ highlights of 2020. Our teams in academics, research and Extension pushed forward and through the pandemic to produce a year of overwhelming accomplishment despite frustrations and hardship.
December Graduation Arrives (Virtually)
To commemorate our graduates’ achievement, and to spite the long, strange year, on Friday we're updating our Celebration of Success website to capture and uplift this celebratory moment. (It’s when we would normally be cutting the big cake in Williams Hall.)
NC State Announces New Full-Ride Scholarship in Agronomy
NC State’s Department of Crop and Soil Sciences is thrilled to announce the creation of a new full-ride undergraduate scholarship in agronomy. The scholarship endowment was created by Connie and Durwood Laughinghouse to celebrate the future of North Carolina farming.
$8.1M+ in Private Gifts Invigorate Greenhouse Gas Research in Agriculture
NC State’s Department of Crop and Soil Sciences is delighted to announce a series of planned and current gifts totaling over $8M to enhance the study of greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation through agriculture.
Grant to Study Occurrence of PFAS in Biosolids and Swine Sludge
North Carolina’s Attorney General has awarded a three-year, $242,000 grant to NC State’s Department of Crop and Soil Sciences to study the potential presence and fate of PFAS in biosolids and swine sludge.
Grady Miller: Helping Turfgrass Managers on the Route to Field Recovery
March’s COVID-19 shutdown caught everyone off guard. There was little time to prepare for closings and no one knew how long they would last. Many turfgrass managers and municipal employees were suddenly told to go home.
Graduate Students Maintain Momentum Through Research
Time has been a tale of two dimensions in 2020: hurry up and wait. But many graduate students in NC State Extension programs are maintaining their academic momentum through field projects as part of NC State’s research restart.
Alumni Spotlight: Archie Griffin Plans Farm of the Future
What keeps Archie Griffin up at night? More often than not, it’s a foreboding sense that he may one day lose the farm that his grandfather started building in the 1960s.
Candace Haigler Awarded for Cotton Fiber Research
NC State cotton fiber scientist Candace Haigler is the first recipient of the 2020 Women in Agriculture Biotechnology and Genetics Award from Cotton Incorporated.
Lake Wheeler Field Lab Names New Superintendent
Bridget Lassiter, a Crop Science alumna, brings a can-do attitude to her new role as the first female superintendent of NC State’s Lake Wheeler Road Field Lab.