Stories From 2023
Fortifying Organic Growers With Agricultural Research
This month, North Carolina State University and Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) co-hosted their twelfth annual Organic Livestock and Commodities Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina. CFSA’s farmer members provide input on requested conference topics. This year’s event included workshops following […]
Open Sesame Seeds
For a farmer interested in trying a new crop, a trial run is anything but free. If a crop fails, there’s a real financial consequence. In this Food, Farms & You podcast, alternative crops Extension specialist David Suchoff talks about opportunities in sesame.
Stowe Leads Soybean Research, WolfPack Alumni and Two Budding Farmers
An undergrad internship in plant breeding propelled Katherine Stowe to become the first director of a soybean consortium uniting farmers with government and private industry to yield better outcomes for the plant and its byproducts.
In N.C., It Should Probably Be ‘No Mow March’
An NC State turfgrass expert explains the importance of mowing for weed control and promoting healthy grass.
SunGrains Collective Sets The Model For Collaborative Plant Breeding
Small grains breeder Paul Murphy is a founding member of a multi-university breeding program that has become the model for larger producing regions and even other crops.
7 Signs an Agronomy College Major Is Ripe For You
Are you are a problem-solver who likes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects and getting hands-on with real-world challenges? Agronomy could be your calling.
Early Water Engineers: Soils Reveal Maya Expertise in Water Management
Soil scientist Matt Ricker spent 96 days in the jungle with meager hand tools to bring back data that refine existing knowledge of early Maya water management at the El-Peru Waka site.
Fungi Could Be the Future of Healthier Plants
Researchers at NC State are studying how mycorrhizal fungi can enhance plant health and could lessen our reliance on non-renewable fertilizers.
NC State’s Yelverton Honored for Golf Course Industry Contributions
Fred Yelverton, a professor and Extension specialist at NC State, has been selected to receive the 2023 Outstanding Contribution Award from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America.