Impact

Oct 4, 2023  |  Extension

National Extension Specialists Collaborate to Help Soybean Farmers

Extension soybean specialists from around the United States came to North Carolina in August to exchange ideas, evaluate research, and develop information to help growers optimize production of the important crop.

Sep 25, 2023  |  Research

Could Biostimulants Save Doomed Cotton Seedlings?

Lori Unruh-Snyder discovered that cotton seed damage locations and patterns can accurately predict seedling performance. Now, they are testing ways growers could overcome these deficits.

Sep 18, 2023  |  Student Spotlight

Evelyn McAdam: Weaving the Fabric of Sustainable Agriculture

Evelyn McAdam, a junior Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems major, conducted a research fellowship in Amanda Cardoso’s crop physiology lab, researching flood response in fiber hemp. 

Sep 13, 2023

USDA-ARS Breaks Ground on New Plant Improvement Facility on NC State University Campus

USDA-ARS breaks ground on a state-of-the-art plant improvement facility housing 30-40 experts from ARS and NC State who will conduct research on maize, soybean, wheat, cotton and peanuts.

Sep 13, 2023  |  Extension

Septic Systems: The Underground Cost of North Carolina’s Growth

North Carolina’s population boom is causing more builders and homeowners to encounter the high cost of an improvement they’ll hopefully never see -- the septic system.

Aug 16, 2023  |  Academics

Growing Turfgrass Graduates: Tools to Boost Green Industry Recruiting

Building a turfgrass team can be a major industry challenge. Here's what we're doing to grow turfgrass graduates as well as new recruiting tools to help alumni and industry partners join the effort.

Aug 4, 2023

Field to Fabric: The Journey of Fiber Hemp from Tobacco to Textiles

David Suchoff is leading a five-year grant to study how fiber hemp can act as an alternative to tobacco while taking advantage of North Carolina’s robust textile industry.

Jul 18, 2023  |  Extension

New Online Tool Maps ‘Beans Gone Wild’

NC State Extension released an online tracking tool called Beans Gone Wild to capture and share in-season soybean problems and recommendations across the state. 

May 17, 2023  |  Extension

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. 

May 8, 2023  |  Research

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.