Seeding Success with NC Crop Improvement
In 1929 the North Carolina legislature responded to frustrated farmers by creating the NC Crop Improvement Association to address truth in agricultural seed labeling.
New Extension Podcast Puts Crop Expertise In Your Pocket
Crop Sense is Morgan’s new agricultural podcast that provides current, topical expertise on North Carolina field crops. “The information is similar to what’s covered in-depth at a winter meeting, but it comes out during the season and tackles topics that are top of mind for NC growers.”
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.
Student Spotlight: Greta Rockstad
We recently caught up with Greta Rockstad, a turfgrass crop science graduate student, to learn about her research and future plans.
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.
Musser Turfgrass Award Winner Takes All
Ph.D. graduate student Cameron Stephens received the prestigious 2021 Musser Foundation Award of Excellence for his commitment to turfgrass science and his research on the golf course disease take-all root rot.
Sullivan Farm: Allies in Agricultural Gains
Jay and Jarman Sullivan tend over 800 acres of corn, wheat, and soybeans- just the two of them. They are able to manage at this scale because of an intense focus on farm efficiency and crop variety research.
Student Spotlight: Ben Rose – A Passion Worthy of Pursuit
Crop and Soil Sciences students follow different routes in their academic journey, but their goal of agricultural and environmental impact is the same. We caught up with Ben Rose, a senior undergraduate soil science major to learn about his winding academic journey and future plans. If you are a student who is questioning the relevance of your educational path, grab some coffee. You’ll want to join this journey.
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.