Extension

May 17, 2017

Extension Front and Center at First Rural Day

Rural Day aimed to raise awareness of the issues crippling North Carolina’s rural communities and inspire action. And Extension is helping lead the way, improving the lives of citizens from the mountains to the coast.

May 17, 2017

The Boll Weevil War, or How Farmers and Scientists Saved Cotton in the South

Dominic Reisig, NC State associate professor of entomology, recently published an article on the university's research blog about efforts to eradicate the South's most (in)famous plant pest.

May 8, 2017

Plant Sciences Initiative Task Forces Report Recommendations

Task forces charged with mapping a vision for the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative came together May 1 at NC State University’s McKimmon Center to discuss and share recommendations, learn about next steps and celebrate progress.

May 2, 2017

Organic Tobacco: Better Ways to Get Off to a Good Start

Interest in organic tobacco farming has been growing in recent years, and at NC State University, researchers are taking the guessing game out of one of the most important steps in production: how best to fertilize seedlings.

Apr 26, 2017

Extension Clinic Helps Beekeepers Protect Their Colonies

As news continues to grow about problems faced by honey bees, NC State Extension is using the latest science to help beekeepers assess one of the most important factors in their colonies’ success -- the health of their queens.

Apr 19, 2017

Lee County Extension Spotlights Women in Agriculture

Seeing an unacknowledged growth of women in the agriculture industry, Extension agents in Lee County had an idea: tell the world.

Apr 18, 2017

New Program Addresses the Business of Farming

A new Executive Farm Management Program aims to help North Carolina farmers effectively lead complex organizations and compete on a global scale.

Apr 11, 2017

Plants Enrich the Economy and People’s Lives

Springtime is gardening time in North Carolina — and time to celebrate the value that plants bring to people’s lives.

Apr 10, 2017

Extension Specialist Addresses U.S. House Ag Committee

NC State's Guido van der Hoeven talks with the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Agriculture about the impact of current tax laws.

Mar 29, 2017

Project Aims for New and Better Cover Crops

NC State University’s Chris Reberg-Horton is among collaborators in a nationwide project to develop new and better cover crops.