Gatiboni Returns USAID via Uzbekistan
In March, Soil Fertility Specialist Luke Gatiboni spent two weeks volunteering with USAID to train Uzbek farmers in an effort to return a lifelong favor.
Climate Change Brings the Tide to Farmers’ Doorsteps
Climate change is causing sea level rise and increased flooding, threatening North Carolina’s most fertile agricultural land with saltwater intrusion. NC State researchers are testing soils and developing field kits to help farmers quickly adapt to changing conditions.
Agriculture’s Promised Land?
As major companies pledge support for regenerative agriculture, researchers and growers question what role it can play in North Carolina agriculture’s future.
Earth Day Special Highlights Soil-Based Solutions
In an Earth Day broadcast special, PBS North Carolina examines natural solutions research on carbon removal and capture by two soil science faculty.
Fortifying Organic Growers With Agricultural Research
In March, North Carolina State University and the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) co-hosted their twelfth annual Organic Livestock and Commodities Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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.
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.