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.
From Sunrise to Startups, Grad Students Plan Futures
CALS graduate students keep an eye on farming’s horizon. In labs and fields, they’re working to solve today’s problems and preparing to take on tomorrow’s challenges.
Graduate Student Spotlight: Shannon Koss
We recently caught up with Shannon Koss, a Crop Science graduate student, to learn what brought her to NC State and where she is headed.
$10M grant to NC State, USDA-ARS to advance cover crops, transform agriculture
Chris Reberg-Horton, a professor in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, will co-lead a five-year, $10 million grant to improve the sustainability and profitability of agriculture by advancing the study and use of cover crops such as rye, clover and radishes.
Weaver & McLaughlin Graduate Student Assistance Awards Announced
NC State’s Department of Crop & Soil Sciences (CSSC) is proud to have awarded graduate assistance to more than 30 post-baccalaureate students in recent years.