Grady Miller: Helping Turfgrass Managers on the Route to Field Recovery
March’s COVID-19 shutdown caught everyone off guard. There was little time to prepare for closings and no one knew how long they would last. Many turfgrass managers and municipal employees were suddenly told to go home.
Candace Haigler Awarded for Cotton Fiber Research
NC State cotton fiber scientist Candace Haigler is the first recipient of the 2020 Women in Agriculture Biotechnology and Genetics Award from Cotton Incorporated.
Making Virtual Class Work
Thanks to wise planning and a hefty dose of creativity, Crop and Soil Sciences instructors are taking remote-learning students outside the classroom and even a bit further this year.
Duckworth Receives Jackson Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy Award
Owen Duckworth was recently awarded the Jackson Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy award from the Soil Science Society of America. While the nature of his research is basic science it has profound implications and application for North Carolina citizens.
SATELLITE Camp: Experimenting with College
NC State students don’t just learn from instructors, some of them become one. SATELLITE Camp is a STEM high school outreach program led by NC State Caldwell Fellows and other undergraduate students. Thanks to quick teamwork, the event was held virtually this year.
Preserving Plant Progress
Wayne Holder and his team have wisely and effectively followed safety best practices to ensure the health and safety of the team and the plants. We are thankful for Wayne and the entire Method Road staff for their often behind-the-scenes work to make our breeding programs possible.
Rich McLaughlin Awarded for Environmental Excellence
Rich McLaughlin recently received the Environmental Excellence Award that is IECA’s most prestigious award. This award recognizes an outstanding stormwater and erosion and/or sediment control or stormwater management project, program, or operation that demonstrates excellence in natural resource conservation and environmental protection.
Meet the 2020 NC State Sustainability Award Winners
The NC State Sustainability Council has announced the winners of the 2020 NC State Sustainability Awards.
Agroecology Professor Receives National USDA Teaching Award
NC State’s Department of Crop and Soil Sciences congratulates Michelle Schroeder-Moreno, professor of Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, for receiving the USDA National Excellence in College and University Teaching Award for Food and Agriculture Sciences.
Meet the Hemp Grower’s Guide – David Suchoff
Hemp is a hot, emerging market. To help growers produce a profitable hemp crop, David Suchoff joins Crop and Soil Sciences as our new Alternative Crops Extension Specialist.