More Than PB and Hay: The Value of Peanuts in North Carolina
North Carolina is the fifth-largest peanut-producing state and specializes in the aesthetically fancy Virginia market type, which is mostly used in-shell or as cocktail snacking nuts after shelling.
NC State Turfgrass Releases Lobo™ Zoysiagrass
NC State's Turfgrass Breeding and Genetics program, under the direction of Susana Milla-Lewis, introduces Lobo™ Zoysiagrass, a drought-tolerant warm-season turfgrass for home and commercial landscapes.
New Sports Turf Management Book Levels the Playing Field
Turfgrass expert Grady Miller has co-authored a new, comprehensive guide to help Carolina sports field managers grow and maintain their athletic fields.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Big Data’s FRST Step In Environmental Stewardship
Soil testing is the main way growers assess specific soil nutrient status and evaluate supplemental needs. Soil science researcher Deanna Osmond and team thinks it’s time to loose the power of big data to address one of agriculture’s most nagging issues, nutrient management.
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.
Graduate Students Maintain Momentum Through Research
Time has been a tale of two dimensions in 2020: hurry up and wait. But many graduate students in NC State Extension programs are maintaining their academic momentum through field projects as part of NC State’s research restart.