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Field Crops at Tidewater Research Station

Apr 8, 2024

First of Its Kind

NC State experts contributed to a new web-based tool that can help farmers nationwide with decision-making on phosphorus and potassium fertilizers. 

a robot developed by NC State researchers in a corn field

Mar 6, 2023

Wheeled Robot Measures Leaf Angles to Help Breed Better Corn Plants

The technology is more efficient than conventional techniques, providing plant breeders with useful data more quickly. 

Jan 31, 2022

Crop and Soil Sciences Seminar Series

Dr. Henrique da ros Carvalho Postdoctoral Research Associate, Crop and Soil Sciences.   Energy and mass balances from miscanthus and corn in North Carolina   All seminars begin at 3:30… 

Father and son stand side by side in a corn plot

Oct 26, 2021

Ron and Ryan Heiniger Carve Unique Paths in Crop Sciences at NC State

A NC State father-son team, Ron and Ryan Heiniger, collaborate with one another on applied research. 

Close up image of corn

Oct 20, 2021

Ron Heiniger’s Journey to NC State

A faculty member follows in his family's farming roots, while creating his niche in the science behind corn production and management. 

Corn on the stalk.

Oct 11, 2021

Warmer Temperatures May Decrease Yields of Densely Planted Corn

Models suggest providing more space for corn plants in a warming world. 

A corn field in North Carolina

Oct 12, 2020

Grant Continues Support of Crop DNA Replication Research

Two professors in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology recently received a three-year, $3.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to continue their work of 17 years unraveling how plants control DNA replication and how this influences agronomic traits. 

A small white box on PVC pipe poles over plots of soybeans in sandy soil.

Jun 9, 2020

Low-Cost Cameras Could Be Sensors to Remotely Monitor Crop Stress

Researchers from CALS and COE, led by postdoctoral research scholar Paula Ramos-Giraldo, have worked together to construct a low-cost camera system to monitor crop stress remotely. Their StressCam will aid researchers, plant breeders and ultimately farmers. 

A corn field in North Carolina

May 7, 2020

Faculty Focus: Holland Wins International Maize Genetics Award

Jim Holland, a U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service plant breeder and geneticist based in NC State’s Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, received an international maize genetics award for his decades of research on corn diversity and breeding in disease resistance. 

Carlos Iglesias with a wolf sculpture

Feb 17, 2020

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.