Stories From 2021

Apr 6, 2021  |  Research

Can Soil Carbon Fast Forward The Transition To Organic Farming?

One of the biggest barriers to organic farming is the transition period lag in soil health metrics. A group of NC State researchers is investigating if soil carbon can fast forward the soil health benefits of organic farming.

Mar 29, 2021  |  Graduate Students

Musser Turfgrass Award Winner Takes All

Ph.D. graduate student Cameron Stephens received the prestigious 2021 Musser Foundation Award of Excellence for his commitment to turfgrass science and his research on the golf course disease take-all root rot.

Mar 17, 2021

Maggie Short: NC State Provides Vast Opportunities

A vast array of opportunities, including receiving merit-based scholarships, led Maggie Short to NC State.

Mar 16, 2021

Preserving the Future

Carroll McLawhorn, a 1964 graduate of NC State’s Agricultural Institute, hopes to preserve the future of agriculture by giving back to a program that gave him so much.

Mar 15, 2021  |  Grower Spotlight

Sullivan Farm: Allies in Agricultural Gains

Jay and Jarman Sullivan tend over 800 acres of corn, wheat, and soybeans- just the two of them. They are able to manage at this scale because of an intense focus on farm efficiency and crop variety research.

Mar 12, 2021

Farm-Level Study Shows Rising Temperatures Hurt Rice Yields

Long-term study in the Philippines tracks the effects of warming temperatures on yields of a staple crop – rice.

Mar 9, 2021  |  Careers

What Does An Environmental Soil Scientist Do? [Career Guide]

Soil is a unifying element of our planet and every nation on it. But soil science is a career field that is often overlooked because it’s, well, always underfoot.

Mar 8, 2021

Beyond Measure

Cathy Herring has played a key role in some of the greatest advances in agriculture, helping thousands of experiments—and research careers—slowly progress and take shape on a daily basis. Now, after nearly 40 years of service to NC State’s researchers, Herring says it’s time to step away and give others a chance to take over her…

Mar 8, 2021

Enrollment opens soon for Summer and Fall online courses

Are you are professional seeking to enhance your education? Or maybe looking to explore other careers? We have online courses available this Summer and Fall that are excellent ways to achieve your goals. 

Feb 22, 2021  |  Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Ben Rose – A Passion Worthy of Pursuit

Crop and Soil Sciences students follow different routes in their academic journey, but their goal of agricultural and environmental impact is the same. We caught up with Ben Rose, a senior undergraduate soil science major to learn about his winding academic journey and future plans. If you are a student who is questioning the relevance of your educational path, grab some coffee. You’ll want to join this journey.