Research

Apr 6, 2021  |  Research

Can Soil Carbon Fast Forward The Transition To Organic Farming?

One of the biggest barriers to organic farming is the transition period lag in soil health metrics. A group of NC State researchers is investigating if soil carbon can fast forward the soil health benefits of organic farming.

Feb 9, 2021  |  Research

Alternative Weed Control – We’ll Have An App For That

Cover crop use is wavering among farmers. NC State Crop and Soil Sciences researcher Ramon Leon’s 3D Weed Vision System aims to equip farmers with DIY imaging technology.

Jan 25, 2021  |  Research

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.  

Nov 17, 2020  |  Gifts and Awards

$8.1M+ in Private Gifts Invigorate Greenhouse Gas Research in Agriculture

NC State’s Department of Crop and Soil Sciences is delighted to announce a series of planned and current gifts totaling over $8M to enhance the study of greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation through agriculture.

Nov 16, 2020  |  Grants

Grant to Study Occurrence of PFAS in Biosolids and Swine Sludge

North Carolina’s Attorney General has awarded a three-year, $242,000 grant to NC State’s Department of Crop and Soil Sciences to study the potential presence and fate of PFAS in biosolids and swine sludge.

Nov 2, 2020  |  Graduate Students

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.

Oct 5, 2020  |  Research

Measuring Greenhouse Gases Starts in Soil

Researchers from NC State’s Crop and Soil Sciences and the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) are pioneering research methodology to understand and harness the power of our soil to affect climate change.

May 22, 2020  |  Faculty and Staff

Preserving Plant Progress

Wayne Holder and his team have wisely and effectively followed safety best practices to ensure the health and safety of the team and the plants. We are thankful for Wayne and the entire Method Road staff for their often behind-the-scenes work to make our breeding programs possible.

Apr 27, 2020  |  Research

University Scientists Grow Water Savings with Drought-Tolerant Turfgrass

A network of turfgrass researchers from six major universities, led by NC State, is reducing our lawn's irrigation needs with drought-tolerant turfgrasses that are attractive and healthy with minimal water.

Apr 8, 2020  |  Research

CALS Donates Protective Equipment, Supplies to Area Hospitals

CALS researchers donated truckloads of personal protective equipment including disposable gloves and N95 masks to area medical systems. Learn why two of them decided to give.