Research

Sep 20, 2021  |  Research

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.

Aug 30, 2021  |  Research

Winter Wheat Scouting Takes Flight

NC State researchers successfully drone-identify early-stage Italian ryegrass in winter wheat allowing for wholistic weed management options.

Aug 5, 2021  |  Research

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.

Jul 9, 2021

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.

May 24, 2021  |  Research

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. 

Apr 20, 2021  |  Extension

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.

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.