Fertilizer of the Future
An interdisciplinary team led by Katharina Stapelmann is setting out on an ambitious three-year project to completely rethink how nitrogen-based fertilizers are produced and used. From on-farm fertilizer production to on-demand, precision irrigation, their project aims to cut energy use, protect the water supply and increase yields.
Students Learn Plenty Despite Shortened Study Abroad Trip
Despite having their spring break study abroad program cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences students and staff said it’s a learning experience they’ll never forget.
Without going far, kids can explore and learn from familiar environments. Liz Driscoll, an NC State Extension 4-H specialist, suggests five easy outdoor activities to try when your kids are feeling cooped up.
Focused on Problem-Solving and Advocacy
NC State student Peyton Gardner plans to leave this world better than she found it by the work she’s doing at the Department of Horticultural Science.
North Carolina High School Landscape Competition
First-ever North Carolina High School Landscape Competition! The inaugural event is Friday through Saturday, Feb. 27-28, NC State, 7 high schools, 4 community colleges, and a number of regional industry professionals will converge at JC Raulston Arboretum.
Ivy – Strengthening the HortPack through Competition
Lee Ivy is connecting North Carolina landscape professionals with students through high school and collegiate competitions. On Friday through Saturday, Feb. 27-28, NC State will host the inaugural North Carolina High School Landscape Competition (NCHSLC). In March, the HortPack team will compete again in the National Collegiate Landscape Competition.
Sweeter than Sweetpotato Research
NC State reaped sweeping honors at the National Sweetpotato Collaborators Annual Meeting. With North Carolina being the nation’s top sweetpotato producer, the Nashville, Tennessee meeting was well represented by the College of Agriculture and Life Science.
Carlos Iglesias: New Director of the Plant Breeding Consortium
In January the Plant Breeding Consortium welcomed Carlos Iglesias as its new director. He comes with decades of experience leading plant breeding programs in the public and private sectors and has worked with many different crops.
For longer-lasting flowers and fruits, thank NC State’s Sylvia Blankenship and Edward Sisler, 2020 inductees in the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
Agroecology Students Build Sustainable Food Forest
The Agroecology Education Farm at NC State has an exciting new project taking root, which will offer long-term opportunities for students and the NC State community to learn about the sustainable cultivation of fruit.