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.
Extension Fills Field Day Void
NC Extension agents like Jenny Carleo are tapping video technology to fill the void of canceled field day gatherings. It’s a new, timely skill set that agents are scrambling to master for their clients’ benefit.
New Extension Virtual Event Library
Crop and Soil Sciences introduces a living library of recorded Extension training videos suited for both growers and industry professionals.
2020 Tobacco Field Day Goes Virtual
The 2020 Tobacco Field Day will be held as a series of recorded expert presentations starting 7/13 suited to both growers and industry professionals.
Online Turfgrass Field Day #1 is 6/24
NC State's annual Turfgrass Field Day is usually a huge, humid, one-day event in August. But as with everything 2020, this year it's changing - and offering unique opportunities.
Decision Tools Bolster Cotton Picks
Not all farms grow food. Cotton is NC’s second-largest cash crop with over a half-million acres grown each year. NC State Crop and Soil Sciences Extension offers agronomic decision tools to help growers navigate their way to success.