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.
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.
Applications Open for Borlaug Scholarship for Plant Breeding
Apply for the Borlaug Scholarship, founded by the National Association of Plant Breeders (NAPB). The program is seeking upper-level undergraduate and advanced graduate students attending school in the United States.
2020 Tobacco Field Day Goes Virtual
The 2020 Tobacco Field Day will be held as a series of recorded expert presentations starting 7/13 suited to both growers and industry professionals.