More Than PB and Hay: The Value of Peanuts in North Carolina
North Carolina is the fifth-largest peanut-producing state and specializes in the aesthetically fancy Virginia market type, which is mostly used in-shell or as cocktail snacking nuts after shelling.
Gathering Energy: New Faculty Reflect the Changing Needs of Agriculture
In response to the dynamic interplay of agriculture and the environment, we welcome four new faculty to expand our teaching, research, and Extension capabilities in climate-smart farming.
Student Spotlight: Antonio Tranquilino
Antonio Tranquilino is a two-year NC State student majoring in Turfgrass Management and Horticultural Science Management to multiply his landscape career prospects.
Fiber Hemp: Haute or Hype?
NC State researchers are evaluating new regionally-appropriate fiber hemp varieties as an alternative textile crop well-suited to a burgeoning industry.
Kuraparthy Awarded For Cotton Improvement Research
For his exceptional contributions to cotton genetics understanding and plant improvement, Vasu Kuraparthy, received the Cotton Genetics Research Award from the National Cotton Council of America.
New Sports Turf Management Book Levels the Playing Field
Turfgrass expert Grady Miller has co-authored a new, comprehensive guide to help Carolina sports field managers grow and maintain their athletic fields.
Yelverton Named 2021 Crop Science Fellow
NC State Crop and Soil Sciences Extension Specialist and professor of turfgrass weed science Fred Yelverton was named as a 2021 Crop Science Society of America Fellow. He joins 15 department faculty who have previously received the honor.
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.