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.
$8.1M+ in Private Gifts Invigorate Greenhouse Gas Research in Agriculture
NC State’s Department of Crop and Soil Sciences is delighted to announce a series of planned and current gifts totaling over $8M to enhance the study of greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation through agriculture.
Making Virtual Class Work
Thanks to wise planning and a hefty dose of creativity, Crop and Soil Sciences instructors are taking remote-learning students outside the classroom and even a bit further this year.
Measuring Greenhouse Gases Starts in Soil
Researchers from NC State’s Crop and Soil Sciences and the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) are pioneering research methodology to understand and harness the power of our soil to affect climate change.
Basic Hydric Soil Identification Short Course
September 9-10, 2019 Hyatt Place Raleigh West, Raleigh, NC Class size limited to 25. More information Register online
Reuben Wilson’s Long and Winding Road Leads to his Academic Home: Soil
“What I’ve always wanted to do is help the North Carolina farmer. My dad, my friends’ fathers, people I’ve worked for; they’re some of the hardest working people in the state, and if I can use what I’ve learned here to assist them in any way possible, that’s my ultimate goal.”
Tristan Morris Continues Family Tradition of Agricultural Achievement
“Soil health is an area I’d like to see improved in this state, and to know as much as I can about the soil, and how we can improve that: with healthy soils, then we’ll have healthy crops.”