Stories From 2022

Dec 5, 2022

Groundtruthing Climate-Smart Grasslands

Extension faculty from North Carolina State University’s Department of Crop and Soil Sciences have joined a network of 28 public and private partners to assist producers in implementing climate-smart grassland management strategies and to valuate the practices’ on-farm impact. 

Nov 21, 2022  |  Graduate Students

Bonding Through Bingo with GSAs

NC State's crop and soil sciences graduate student association provides small group events for students seeking friendship, networking and connection.

Nov 18, 2022  |  Gifts and Awards

Weed Science Society of NC Grows Student Endowment

To perpetuate research progress, the Weed Science Society of North Carolina (WSSNC) recently doubled its student funding to develop the next generation of weed scientists.

Nov 15, 2022  |  Graduate Students

Ph.D. Student Maggie Short: Looping Back To Tobacco

Doctoral student Maggie Short is working with NC State Tobacco Extension Specialist Matthew Vann to develop nitrogen and potassium fertility recommendations for a tobacco crop new to NC - cigar wrapper leaves. 

Nov 7, 2022  |  Research

Breeding Peanut 3.0

Building on years of NC State research, peanut breeder Jeff Dunne is using wild species genetics to breed disease-resistant varieties in a crop with an inherent fault.

Nov 7, 2022

Tradition Meets Innovation

Fueled by their father’s passion for agriculture, Ruthie and DJ Stokes are keeping a family promise: do what you love. The fourth-generation farmers have found common ground in supporting producers back home and feeding a growing population.

Nov 7, 2022

No Better Way To Raise Kids 

North Carolina’s Innovative Young Farmer of the Year heeds his father-in-law’s advice to “learn and learn fast.”

Oct 29, 2022

Nickels for Know-How Check-off Vote Set for Nov. 17

A self-assessed check-off supporting agricultural research, extension, and teaching programs in North Carolina State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) is set for a vote on November 17, 2022.

Oct 27, 2022

2021-22 Awards and Honors

NC State faculty, staff, students and alumni garnered significant recognition for their accomplishments over the past year. Here are a few highlights.

Oct 21, 2022  |  Scholarships and Awards

Jose de Sanctis Wins Farmer Problem Weed Competition

Crop science Ph.D. student Jose de Sanctis wins the real-world farmer problem event at the 2022 Southern Weed Science Society meeting.