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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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, […]
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.
Preserving Plant Progress
Wayne Holder and his team have wisely and effectively followed safety best practices to ensure the health and safety of the team and the plants. We are thankful for Wayne and the entire Method Road staff for their often behind-the-scenes work to make our breeding programs possible.
University Scientists Grow Water Savings with Drought-Tolerant Turfgrass
A network of turfgrass researchers from six major universities, led by NC State, is reducing our lawn's irrigation needs with drought-tolerant turfgrasses that are attractive and healthy with minimal water.