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.
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.
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.
Agriculture’s Promised Land?
As major companies pledge support for regenerative agriculture, researchers and growers question what role it can play in North Carolina agriculture’s future.
Earth Day Special Highlights Soil-Based Solutions
In an Earth Day broadcast special, PBS North Carolina examines natural solutions research on carbon removal and capture by two soil science faculty.
Fortifying Organic Growers With Agricultural Research
In March, North Carolina State University and the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) co-hosted their twelfth annual Organic Livestock and Commodities Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Open Sesame Seeds
For a farmer interested in trying a new crop, a trial run is anything but free. If a crop fails, there’s a real financial consequence. In this Food, Farms & You podcast, alternative crops Extension specialist David Suchoff talks about opportunities in sesame.
In N.C., It Should Probably Be ‘No Mow March’
An NC State turfgrass expert explains the importance of mowing for weed control and promoting healthy grass.
A Nontraditional Path to Academic Success
Crop and Soil Sciences’ Jonathan Moore completes his bachelor’s degree in extension education and sets his sights on a master’s.
Groundtruthing Climate-Smart Grasslands
Extension faculty from North Carolina State University’s Department of Crop and Soil Sciences have joined a network of 28 public and private partners to assist producers in implementing climate-smart grassland management strategies and to valuate the practices’ on-farm impact.