A New Leaf in Tobacco Breeding
Tobacco is still a major North Carolina cash crop. Ramsey Lewis' modern Nicotiana research ranges from the agronomic improvement of commercial varieties to the genus’ broader use as a model plant.
Fortifying Organic Growers With Agricultural Research
In March, North Carolina State University and the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) co-hosted their twelfth annual Organic Livestock and Commodities Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Ph.D. Student Maggie Short: Looping Back To Tobacco
Doctoral student Maggie Short is working with NC State Tobacco Extension Specialist Matthew Vann to develop nitrogen and potassium fertility recommendations for a tobacco crop new to NC - cigar wrapper leaves.
Student Spotlight: Spencer Haroldson
You don't have to grow up on a farm to work in agriculture. Spencer Haroldson, a junior crop biotechnology major, is motivated to improve food security by solving biological issues.
Alumni Spotlight: Archie Griffin Plans Farm of the Future
What keeps Archie Griffin up at night? More often than not, it’s a foreboding sense that he may one day lose the farm that his grandfather started building in the 1960s.
Special Crop and Soil Sciences Seminar
Dr. Matthew Vann, Asst. Prof., Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences/NCSU, will present via Zoom (info below abstract) a seminar titled: “From Seed to Smoke – My Journey to Sustain North Carolina’s Oldest Cash Crop” 2:00 pm, Thursday, August 27, […]
2020 Tobacco Field Day Goes Virtual
The 2020 Tobacco Field Day will be held as a series of recorded expert presentations starting 7/13 suited to both growers and industry professionals.
Grower Spotlight: Pace Family Farms
Michelle Pace Davis is a sixth generation Johnston County farmer who has learned the importance of farm adaptability, ag education and customer connections. Part of her farm’s mission is to invite and to educate - including students from her alma mater.
Tobacco Planting Persists
North Carolina tobacco growers are experiencing a 1-2 punch from COVID-19 - both in market demand and production. While tobacco isn’t a food crop, it does play an important role on many family farms and to NC’s farm economy - especially in rural areas. NC State Extension is working with growers to connect the dots in this unusual planting season.
A Celebration of Innovation
10,091,963 was a number of prime importance in 2018. It was the second patent number issued jointly to Drs. Ralph Dewey and Ramsey Lewis last year.