Seeding Success with NC Crop Improvement
In 1929 the North Carolina legislature responded to frustrated farmers by creating the NC Crop Improvement Association to address truth in agricultural seed labeling.
Elevated Warming, Ozone Have Detrimental Effects on Plant Roots, Promote Soil Carbon Loss
Soybean plant roots weaken when placed under climate change stresses, a new study shows.
New Extension Podcast Puts Crop Expertise In Your Pocket
Crop Sense is Morgan’s new agricultural podcast that provides current, topical expertise on North Carolina field crops. “The information is similar to what’s covered in-depth at a winter meeting, but it comes out during the season and tackles topics that are top of mind for NC growers.”
Turfgrass Research Aims to Improve NC Roadsides
NC State researchers are comparing the establishment methods and economic viability of roadside zoysiagrass for NCDOT to reduce management costs.
Sesame Research is on a Roll in NC
A tasty little seed holds great promise for North Carolina grain growers if it holds up to the hype.
Can Soil Carbon Fast Forward The Transition To Organic Farming?
One of the biggest barriers to organic farming is the transition period lag in soil health metrics. A group of NC State researchers is investigating if soil carbon can fast forward the soil health benefits of organic farming.
Sullivan Farm: Allies in Agricultural Gains
Jay and Jarman Sullivan tend over 800 acres of corn, wheat, and soybeans- just the two of them. They are able to manage at this scale because of an intense focus on farm efficiency and crop variety research.
Enrollment opens soon for Summer and Fall online courses
Are you are professional seeking to enhance your education? Or maybe looking to explore other careers? We have online courses available this Summer and Fall that are excellent ways to achieve your goals.
NC Youth Institute Open for High School Applicants
2021 North Carolina Youth Institute enrollment is open for high schoolers interested in global challenges of food insecurity, potable water, poverty, human rights, and engineering.
Alternative Weed Control – We’ll Have An App For That
Cover crop use is wavering among farmers. NC State Crop and Soil Sciences researcher Ramon Leon’s 3D Weed Vision System aims to equip farmers with DIY imaging technology.