N.C. Farm School is Helping a Flower Business Bloom
Since its inception, the North Carolina Farm School has grown statewide and helped launch nearly 50 new farms in North Carolina.
Local NBA Star Sends Seven Kids to N.C. 4-H Camp
Atlanta Hawks shooting guard and Bertie County, North Carolina, native Kent Bazemore recently treated seven first-time summer campers to the N.C. 4-H camp that helped shape his own childhood experiences.
10 of the Most Diabolical Crop Pests in North Carolina
Arthropod pests (both insects and mites) rob North Carolina farmers every year by eating into their crop yields. No matter what a grower does, it seems like there is always a destructive pest waiting in the wings. We’ve curated a list of 10 of the most vexing pests that prey on agriculture in North Carolina.
Call for Support – Help Send a Kid to 4-H Camp
Join the North Carolina 4-H Camping program for a night of fun, food and bluegrass at the second annual Pickin' in the Pines bluegrass and BBQ benefit concert in Ellerbe, North Carolina.
7 Fascinating NC Arthropods (That You’ve Never Heard Of)
Some insects and their relatives (called “arthropods”) are so common, large and/or showy that you can’t help but notice them. Others are generally unknown due to their small size, or are simply uncommon — and many of these can be found right outside your door. All it takes is a little adventure and, perhaps, a magnifying glass.
Precision Agriculture Taking Flight in Biological and Agricultural Engineering
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), plant sensors and other precision agriculture technologies are being used for everything from assessing crop damage to nutrient application in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering.
Research: Simple Cockroach Control Method Lowers Respiratory Health Risks
NC State entomologist Coby Schal and a Tulane University epidemiologist work together to understand and lower the risk cockroaches pose to urban children’s health.
From Process to Pint Glass
There’s something brewing in the basement of Schaub Hall. The hoppy aroma can be traced to the NC State Brewing Lab, which plans to increase production later this year.
Conference: Sustainable Practices in Landscaping
The daylong conference for landscape professionals takes place July 26 at the JC Raulston Arboretum.
Faculty Focus: Shah Seeks Real-World Solutions
Sanjay Shah sees the potential of solar energy use in livestock barn heating, not only for reducing heating fuel use but also improving the indoor air quality. So he is working to test a low-cost solar air heating technology that could have an immediate impact on poultry and pig producers.