Early Water Engineers: Soils Reveal Maya Expertise in Water Management
Soil scientist Matt Ricker spent 96 days in the jungle with meager hand tools to bring back data that refine existing knowledge of early Maya water management at the El-Peru Waka site.
Balancing Bioenergy Goals
Researchers at NC State are evaluating biomass crops and land-use strategies to help North Carolina growers assess and capitalize on bioenergy trends in an environmentally responsible way.
Winter Wheat Scouting Takes Flight
NC State researchers successfully drone-identify early-stage Italian ryegrass in winter wheat allowing for wholistic weed management options.
Student Spotlight: Md Mahfuz Islam
Md Mahfuz Islam waited for six months and traveled over 8,000 miles to become an NC State soil science graduate student. Now nothing can stop him.
What Does An Environmental Soil Scientist Do? [Career Guide]
Soil is a unifying element of our planet and every nation on it. But soil science is a career field that is often overlooked because it’s, well, always underfoot.
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.
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.