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Luke Gatiboni

Associate Professor and Extension Specialist

Soil Fertility & Nutrient Management


3404D Williams Hall


Research & Extension Activities:

We are developing an applied Research and Extension program focused on the use of fertilizers to maximize crop yields and profitability while minimizing nutrient losses to the environment. The main goal of the program is to refine soil test-based nutrient and lime recommendations. The activities include field trials and greenhouse studies to establish the relations between the soil fertility, the soil test results, the use of lime and fertilizers, and the crop responses to these factors.

We are in charge to keep running some of the long-term field trials about P & K fertilization in North Carolina, some of them with more than 50 years on the field. We also represent the NCSU in different State Committees regarding the protection of the environment by using the Best Management Practices for Nutrient Management. Our activities also include the support to NC Extension Agents and Farmers, production of Extension materials and Training of Agriculture Agents. As part of an applied research team, our researchers need to be committed to solving the problems important for farmers and society from North Carolina.


Teaching activities:

Soil Fertility (CSS 541) – Soil Science Graduate Program.

Offered face-to-face every fall semester and online every spring and fall semesters