Stories From Jun 2020
Using Leaf Fungi to Improve Crop Resilience
An interdisciplinary team led by Christine Hawkes is identifying beneficial fungi found in five key crops with the aim of using them to help plants fend off diseases and tolerate drought stress.
Alumni Profile: Dorian Perez
Crop and Soil Sciences alumni Dorian Perez tried college, twice. But when the first pass didn’t stick, he tried another route that started him towards his field of dreams.
Online Turfgrass Field Day #1 is 6/24
NC State's annual Turfgrass Field Day is usually a huge, humid, one-day event in August. But as with everything 2020, this year it's changing - and offering unique opportunities.
CALS Researchers Return to the Bench and Field
As NC State ramps up the Research Restart process, here’s how three researchers from across the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences are returning to the lab bench and test field after time away due to COVID-19.
Low-Cost Cameras Could Be Sensors to Remotely Monitor Crop Stress
Researchers from CALS and COE, led by postdoctoral research scholar Paula Ramos-Giraldo, have worked together to construct a low-cost camera system to monitor crop stress remotely. Their StressCam will aid researchers, plant breeders and ultimately farmers.
Decision Tools Bolster Cotton Picks
Not all farms grow food. Cotton is NC’s second-largest cash crop with over a half-million acres grown each year. NC State Crop and Soil Sciences Extension offers agronomic decision tools to help growers navigate their way to success.
SATELLITE Camp: Experimenting with College
NC State students don’t just learn from instructors, some of them become one. SATELLITE Camp is a STEM high school outreach program led by NC State Caldwell Fellows and other undergraduate students. Thanks to quick teamwork, the event was held virtually this year.