Extension

Apr 30, 2020

Duplin County 4-H Sprouts Online Programs

Unwilling to lose touch with her 4-H students, Duplin County Extension Program Assistant and NC State student Charmae Kendall launched several online activities for 4-Hers stuck at home.

Apr 13, 2020  |  Academics

Agroecology Farm Goes Solo with Big Impact

NC State’s Agroecology Education Farm is normally a bustling hub of student and volunteer activity.  But now, farm manager Alison Reeves is farming solo but making a big impact on campus and in the community.

Apr 6, 2020  |  Extension

Tobacco Planting Persists

North Carolina tobacco growers are experiencing a 1-2 punch from COVID-19 - both in market demand and production.  While tobacco isn’t a food crop, it does play an important role on many family farms and to NC’s farm economy - especially in rural areas.  NC State Extension is working with growers to connect the dots in this unusual planting season.

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.

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 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 8, 2019  |  Research

Moving Technology From Wish List to Workhorses

Research happens on every plane at NC State.  We’re working above ground, below, and in the air to produce discoveries.

Oct 21, 2019  |  Extension

Interpreting the Growing Field of On-Farm Data

NC State researchers recently completed a study illustrating the dilemma farmers face when evaluating if a high tech investment will reap reliable farm results.

Aug 16, 2019

Envirothon Competition Centers on NC Agriculture

The 2019 North American National Conservation Foundation (NCF)-Envirothon Competition ended as a North Carolina nail-biter last week. 

Jul 18, 2019  |  Faculty Focus

Luke Gatiboni Returns to Crop & Soil Sciences’ Fertile Grounds

The Department of Crop and Soil Sciences welcomes Luke Gatiboni as an Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in soil fertility and nutrient management.  He comes to us after 15 years at Santa Catarina State University in Brazil researching and teaching on soil fertility.