Crop And Soil Sciences

Nov 2, 2017

Design 400: Unconventional Systems and Uncommon Lots

Small lots and difficult soil conditions force us to think outside the trench. Sand-lined trench and bed technologies offer creative options for some challenging sites. This class will explore these and other options for unconventional sites.

Nov 1, 2017

Install 300: Pressure Manifolds – Design to Installation

Pressure manifolds have been an essential tool for wastewater professionals in North Carolina for decades. They have been employed to evenly divide effluent between trenches and to maximize the use of oddly shaped areas of soil. Many NC counties prohibit […]

Oct 30, 2017

Seminar – “Communicating Scientific Reality to the General Public”

Seeds of Change Lecture – “Communicating Scientific Reality to the General Public” Greg Fishel, WRAL Chief Meteorologist   3:15 Monday, October 30 2215 Williams

Oct 24, 2017

O&M 110: LPP Operation, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting

Low Pressure Pipe (LPP) systems were widely used across North Carolina especially from the mid 1980’s to the late 1990’s. Keeping these aging LPP systems functioning through routine maintenance, troubleshooting, and system repair is an issue that operators, installers, and […]

Oct 4, 2017

Seminar – Dr. Deanna Osmond, Crop&Soil Sci. Dept., NCSU

Oct. 4: Dr. Deanna Osmond, Crop&Soil Sci. Dept., NCSU. Regional and National Research Efforts on Phosphorus Loss Assessment Tools: Recent Results. Soil Science Graduate Seminar for Fall 2017 Seminars are held on Wednesdays in the Williams Hall Auditorium (2215 WMS) […]

Sep 21, 2017

Inspect 100: Subsurface Wastewater System Inspector School (Time-of-Sale Inspections)

Proper inspections are key to ensuring an onsite system is acceptable for property transfer or adding on to an existing structure. This school was designed specifically to teach individuals how to properly perform property transfer inspections and prepare them for […]

Sep 20, 2017  |  Academics

A Major Birth Announcement: BS in Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems

“Global food and agriculture challenges are complex, and not solved by a single discipline.” Dr. Michelle Schroeder-Moreno explains how the brand new Crop and Soil Sciences major, Bachelor of Science in Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems came to be. “It’s cross departmental with Horticulture—a true multi-disciplinary degree. The resources and expertise of both departments provides students with something more.”

Sep 19, 2017

Training – Soils 102: The Dirt on Soils for Installers

Today’s septic system installer must be knowledgeable on a wide range of issues, from tanks to trench technologies. Understanding the fundamental principles of soil science and the role soils play in a properly functioning septic system is a critical skill […]

Sep 14, 2017  |  Faculty Focus

Meet Amy Johnson

Dr. Amy Johnson, new Ag Institute Coordinator of General Agriculture and Field Crop Technology, also teaches Crop and Soil Fertility classes in the Ag Institute. “Teaching. That’s the most important thing we can do.”

Sep 13, 2017

Seminar – Dr. Colin West, Dept. Anthropology, UNC.

Dr. Colin West, Dept. Anthropology, UNC. Ground-truthing Sahelian Greening: Integrating Ethnography with Remote Sensing. Soil Science Graduate Seminar for Fall 2017 Seminars are held on Wednesdays in the Williams Hall Auditorium (2215 WMS) starting at 3:40 PM.