USDA-ARS Breaks Ground on New Plant Improvement Facility on NC State University Campus
USDA-ARS breaks ground on a state-of-the-art plant improvement facility housing 30-40 experts from ARS and NC State who will conduct research on maize, soybean, wheat, cotton and peanuts.
Field to Fabric: The Journey of Fiber Hemp from Tobacco to Textiles
David Suchoff is leading a five-year grant to study how fiber hemp can act as an alternative to tobacco while taking advantage of North Carolina’s robust textile industry.
Climate Change Brings the Tide to Farmers’ Doorsteps
Climate change is causing sea level rise and increased flooding, threatening North Carolina’s most fertile agricultural land with saltwater intrusion. NC State researchers are testing soils and developing field kits to help farmers quickly adapt to changing conditions.
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.
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