SunGrains Collective Sets The Model For Collaborative Plant Breeding
Small grains breeder Paul Murphy is a founding member of a multi-university breeding program that has become the model for larger producing regions and even other crops.
Early Water Engineers: Soils Reveal Maya Expertise in Water Management
Soil scientist Matt Ricker spent 96 days in the jungle with meager hand tools to bring back data that refine existing knowledge of early Maya water management at the El-Peru Waka site.
Breeding Peanut 3.0
Building on years of NC State research, peanut breeder Jeff Dunne is using wild species genetics to breed disease-resistant varieties in a crop with an inherent fault.
NC State University Releases Sola™, the Newest St. Augustinegrass
NC State’s Turfgrass Breeding and Genetics program released Sola™, a new cultivar with improved characteristics, at the annual Lake Wheeler Turfgrass Field Day.
When Crops Eat First: Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizers for Improved Nitrogen Management
NC State researchers investigate if enhanced efficiency fertilizers (EEFs) could benefit both farm profitability and the environment.
Growing Efficiency in Greenhouses
Partnership results in improved energy efficiency in campus greenhouses
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.
New Hemp Research Consortium Taps David Suchoff To Lead
David Suchoff was named director of a new multi-university Hemp Research Consortium, initially funded by the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR).
Fiber Hemp: Haute or Hype?
NC State researchers are evaluating new regionally-appropriate fiber hemp varieties as an alternative textile crop well-suited to a burgeoning industry.
Kuraparthy Awarded For Cotton Improvement Research
For his exceptional contributions to cotton genetics understanding and plant improvement, Vasu Kuraparthy, received the Cotton Genetics Research Award from the National Cotton Council of America.