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.
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.
Building Our Community
2022 has been a year of expansion for our department. The growing demand for agricultural and environmental solutions is catapulting us forward. We’ve added 68 new hires this year, including four new faculty in key areas of emerging need.
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.
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.
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.
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.