plant breeding

Aug 15, 2022  |  Research

NC State University Releases Sola™, the Newest St. Augustinegrass

NC State’s Turfgrass Breeding and Genetics program released Sola™, a new cultivar with improved characteristics, at the annual Lake Wheeler Turfgrass Field Day.

Feb 16, 2022  |  Honors and Awards

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.

Nov 12, 2021  |  Research

NC State Turfgrass Releases Lobo™ Zoysiagrass

NC State's Turfgrass Breeding and Genetics program, under the direction of Susana Milla-Lewis, introduces Lobo™ Zoysiagrass, a drought-tolerant warm-season turfgrass for home and commercial landscapes.

Oct 25, 2021  |  Research

Plant Breeding AI Gets Schooled in New Student Competition

If Hillsborough Street glowed a bit brighter recently, it might have been from the collective mental energy focused on NC State and USDA-ARS’s first Agricultural Technology Hackathon.

Sep 8, 2021

Crop and Soil Science Seminar – Dr. Jeffrey Dunne

Dr. Jeffrey Dunne Assistant Professor of Peanut Breeding, Crop and Soil Sciences Implementation of Marker-Assisted Breeding Strategies in Peanut Breeding Wed Sep 29, 2021 3:30pm – 5pm This is a  Zoom seminar

Jul 12, 2021  |  Impact

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.

May 24, 2021  |  Research

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. 

Apr 27, 2021  |  Student Spotlight

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.

Feb 9, 2021

On-line Seminar: Dr. Paul Murphy – The Apple Never Falls Far From the Tree

Dr. Paul Murphy Department of Crop and Soil Sciences   The Apple Never Falls Far From the Tree ABSTRACT I was raised in a community for which the advent of social media actually decreased the public exposure of private lives, […]

Jan 22, 2021  |  Scholarships and Awards

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.