Balancing Bioenergy Goals
Researchers at NC State are evaluating biomass crops and land-use strategies to help North Carolina growers assess and capitalize on bioenergy trends in an environmentally responsible way.
Winter Wheat Scouting Takes Flight
NC State researchers successfully drone-identify early-stage Italian ryegrass in winter wheat allowing for wholistic weed management options.
Sustainable Ag Hackers Wanted
NC State and USDA-ARS are jointly hosting an ag tech student Hackathon October 9-10, 2021 to accelerate agricultural sustainability using computer vision, machine learning, and robotics.
Elevated Warming, Ozone Have Detrimental Effects on Plant Roots, Promote Soil Carbon Loss
Soybean plant roots weaken when placed under climate change stresses, a new study shows.
Turfgrass Research Aims to Improve NC Roadsides
NC State researchers are comparing the establishment methods and economic viability of roadside zoysiagrass for NCDOT to reduce management costs.
Sesame Research is on a Roll in NC
A tasty little seed holds great promise for North Carolina grain growers if it holds up to the hype.
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.
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.
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.
$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.