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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Conservation Workshop Directs Students’ Careers
Crop and Soil Science cohosted a week of hands-on experiences with the NC Division of Soil and Water to introduce students to the broad range of conservation studies and careers.