NC State Team Finds Solution for Sweetpotato Problem
An NC State team led by Jonathan Schultheis has determined a new curing process that greatly reduces internal necrosis in Covington sweetpotatoes. This will save N.C. sweetpotato producers millions of dollars in crop loss.
One-on-One with NC State Extension’s Rich Bonanno
Bonanno discusses the challenges North Carolina agriculture faces today and how NC State Extension, the organization he leads, works to keep the industry at the forefront of the state’s economy.
NC State Day of Giving Results Show Strength of the Pack
In challenging times, NC State supporters put the university’s special fall Day of Giving theme of “stronger as a Pack” into action, with real-time numbers showing 8,230 gifts totaling $23,223,425 — an increase of nearly $10 million from 2019’s numbers. Wolfpack members in all 50 states generously contributed the effort.
Cotton: The Fabric of our State
Guy Collins, cotton specialist with NC State Extension, explains how cotton is weaved into our everyday lives and shares what NC State is doing to help our cotton growers make better, more sustainable decisions.
Generous Grants from SECU Foundation a Lifesaver for 4-H, FFA Camps
The North Carolina State Employees’ Credit Union Foundation has awarded $50,000 in grants to ease the extreme financial impact of a missed season of summer camp on NC State Extension’s Millstone 4-H Camp and the North Carolina FFA Center.
Far-red Light Enhances Density of Tomato Seedlings
Brandon Huber, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Horticultural Science, shared some of his tomato research so that we may better understand indoor controlled environmental horticulture and its impact on young plant production.
Je’Juan Bryant: The Difference Scholarships Make
Je’Juan Bryant, a junior majoring in animal science, says getting a higher education would have been more stressful without scholarships. Thanks to support from our Pack, he can focus on what matters most — earning a degree and making a difference.
Faculty Focus: Nelson to Help USDA Guide Agricultural Innovation
Natalie Nelson, an assistant professor in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering was selected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to serve as one of the 11 subject matter experts for the USDA’s Agriculture Innovation Agenda.
Agritourism: Heading Out to the Farm
Fall usually brings corn mazes, hayrides, pick-your-own pumpkins and more ways to experience North Carolina farms, but the pandemic adds uncertainty for 2020.
Outdoor Play: At Your Doorstep
Getting outside is good for kids’ health, education and relationships. An updated guide from NC State offers parenting strategies to help make it happen.