Stories From 2021

Sep 27, 2021  |  Careers

Mastering The Business of Golf Course Agronomics [Career Guide]

NC State alumnus John Jeffreys of Pinehurst No.2 reveals what golf course superintendents do and the path turfgrass students can follow for success.

Sep 20, 2021  |  Research

Balancing Bioenergy Goals

Researchers at NC State are evaluating biomass crops and land-use strategies to help North Carolina growers assess and capitalize on bioenergy trends in an environmentally responsible way.

Sep 18, 2021

STEPping Up Phosphorus Research

NC State Soil Fertility Specialist Luke Gatiboni took over a longtime study that relied on traditional research technologies and methods. But as of last week, that work is set to get amplified at nearly every level.

Sep 14, 2021

Deeply Rooted

From an early age, the concept of extension struck a chord with Richard Reich, especially after his father passed away at an early age. Now Reich and his wife, Marcia, honor their fathers – and NC State Extension – by supporting the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative.

Sep 14, 2021  |  Extension

New Sports Turf Management Book Levels the Playing Field

Turfgrass expert Grady Miller has co-authored a new, comprehensive guide to help Carolina sports field managers grow and maintain their athletic fields. 

Sep 9, 2021

New NSF Center Will Advance Phosphorus Sustainability

A new interdisciplinary center will advance ambitious goals to reduce phosphorus dependence — with the support of a five-year, $25 million grant.

Sep 8, 2021

Globally Recognized Agricultural Leader to Become First N.C. PSI Director

Adrian Percy, respected agricultural R&D leader, is set to become the first executive director of the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative. Percy says he was drawn to N.C. PSI for its strong potential to positively impact agriculture and society.

Aug 30, 2021  |  Research

Winter Wheat Scouting Takes Flight

NC State researchers successfully drone-identify early-stage Italian ryegrass in winter wheat allowing for wholistic weed management options.

Aug 24, 2021

Climate Change and Agriculture

Greatly affected greatly by storms, droughts, floods, heat and cold, agriculture is vulnerable to climate change. In this episode of Farms, Food and You, experts discuss climate change’s effects on ag, ag’s effects on climate change, and how the industry can help address it.

Aug 9, 2021  |  Graduate Students

Student Spotlight: Md Mahfuz Islam

Md Mahfuz Islam waited for six months and traveled over 8,000 miles to become an NC State soil science graduate student. Now nothing can stop him.