Stories From 2021

Dec 13, 2021  |  Other News

Perseverance & Progress in 2021

Through the many trials we encountered in 2021, we persevered as a department resulting in a successful year for our faculty, staff, and students. Enjoy a reflection on 2021 in our annual Year In Review.

Dec 10, 2021  |  Honors and Awards

Heitman Named 2021 Agronomy Fellow

NC State Crop and Soil Sciences professor of soil physics and hydrology Josh Heitman has been named a 2021 American Society of Agronomy Fellow.

Dec 2, 2021

Hemp: North Carolina’s Budding Industry

The hemp industry is budding in North Carolina but it hasn’t exactly been smooth sailing. We talk with Extension specialist David Suchoff about what’s been accomplished and what we’ve learned so far.

Nov 29, 2021  |  Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Spencer Haroldson

You don't have to grow up on a farm to work in agriculture. Spencer Haroldson, a junior crop biotechnology major, is motivated to improve food security by solving biological issues. 

Nov 22, 2021  |  Academics

The Hunger Banquet

With Thanksgiving close at hand, professor Bob Patterson holds a hunger banquet to teach the contrast of global food insecurity to his freshman exploratory studies class.

Nov 12, 2021  |  Research

NC State Turfgrass Releases Lobo™ Zoysiagrass

NC State's Turfgrass Breeding and Genetics program, under the direction of Susana Milla-Lewis, introduces Lobo™ Zoysiagrass, a drought-tolerant warm-season turfgrass for home and commercial landscapes.

Nov 8, 2021  |  Recruitment

Crop and Soil Sciences’ Demand Soars

NC State’s Department of Crop and Soil Sciences prepares students for in-demand positions and proudly announces historic high enrollment in the fall of 2021.

Nov 1, 2021  |  Honors and Awards

Richardson Named Culpepper Distinguished Professor In Aquatic Weed Science

Rob Richardson was recently named NC State’s William H. Culpepper, Jr. Distinguished Professor in Aquatic Weed Science for his outstanding contributions in aquatic weed management.

Oct 25, 2021  |  Research

Plant Breeding AI Gets Schooled in New Student Competition

If Hillsborough Street glowed a bit brighter recently, it might have been from the collective mental energy focused on NC State and USDA-ARS’s first Agricultural Technology Hackathon.

Oct 25, 2021

Ron and Ryan Heiniger Carve Unique Paths in Crop Sciences at NC State

A NC State father-son team, Ron and Ryan Heiniger, collaborate with one another on applied research.