Impact

Apr 2, 2020  |  Students

Coffee Talks Brew Online Community

NC State transitioned to online classes almost three weeks ago. In a department built on personal communication, Crop and Soil Sciences’ Director of Undergraduate Programs David Crouse recognized the gap and has started weekly student-faculty coffee talks.

Apr 1, 2020  |  Extension

Small Grains Field Day Goes Virtual

The Small Grains Field Day was supposed to happen on Wednesday, March 18, at the Piedmont Research Station in Salisbury. Everything that would have been presented in-person at the field day was instead recorded and published in videos – creating the Small Grains Virtual Field Day.

Mar 12, 2020

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. 

Feb 24, 2020  |  Research

Fungi Fertilize the Future

Think your town is crowded?  There are more living organisms in a gram of soil than there are people on earth.  It’s a part of a vast under-foot ecosystem with a big job. The soil food web provides the amazing service of recycling nature’s trash into soil treasure.  And it holds promise as the source for natural sustainable plant nutrition.

Feb 3, 2020  |  Degree Programs

9 Reasons To Choose A College Major in Turfgrass

Do you enjoy working outdoors, creating beautiful surroundings, analyzing environmental plant responses, or growing high-value crops?  A yes to any of these means a career in turfgrass management might be for you. 

Dec 9, 2019  |  Honors and 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.  

Dec 2, 2019  |  Faculty Focus

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.

Nov 25, 2019  |  Academics

A Letter to Grandmother

48 of NC State's 30,000 students were lucky enough to get a seat in Bob Patterson's crop science class this fall. They all came expecting an assignment - just not this one.

Nov 18, 2019  |  Academics

Teaching Gardens Get New Neighbors & Horsepower

Crop and Soil Sciences is home to two teaching gardens, previously separated by miles - in distance and approach.  Now, the gap has narrowed to a 50-foot perennial grass buffer.

Nov 12, 2019  |  Grants

$10M grant to NC State, USDA-ARS to advance cover crops, transform agriculture

Chris Reberg-Horton, a professor in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, will co-lead a five-year, $10 million grant to improve the sustainability and profitability of agriculture by advancing the study and use of cover crops such as rye, clover and radishes.