Stories From Feb 2020
Grad Student Wants to Improve Plant Productivity, Food Access
Danielle Cooney, a graduate student in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, studies ways to improve soybean production by understanding how the crop interacts with fungi in the soil.
Fungi Fertilize the Future
Think your town is crowded? There are more living organisms in a gram of soil than there are people on earth. It’s a part of a vast under-foot ecosystem with a big job. The soil food web provides the amazing service of recycling nature’s trash into soil treasure. And it holds promise as the source for natural sustainable plant nutrition.
Carlos Iglesias: New Director of the Plant Breeding Consortium
In January the Plant Breeding Consortium welcomed Carlos Iglesias as its new director. He comes with decades of experience leading plant breeding programs in the public and private sectors and has worked with many different crops.
Love Grows on NC Farms
Lindsey Tyson grew up on a tractor in Spring Hope, NC. For five generations her family has farmed 150 acres, including a mix of chickens and row crops. And she's about to take her turn at the wheel.
9 Reasons To Choose A College Major in Turfgrass
Do you enjoy working outdoors, creating beautiful surroundings, analyzing environmental plant responses, or growing high-value crops? A yes to any of these means a career in turfgrass management might be for you.