Stories From 2021
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.