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A Balck man standing in a field holding cotton

Oct 12, 2021

5th Generation Cotton Farmer Honored by NC State Park Scholars

Julius Tillery is a longtime advocate for rural communities and Black farmers in North Carolina. The Black Cotton founder is the recipient of this year’s William C. Friday Award. 

Cotton

Sep 17, 2020

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. 

Cotton field with the sun shining

Jun 24, 2020

Decision Tools Bolster Cotton Picks

Not all farms grow food. Cotton is NC’s second-largest cash crop with over a half-million acres grown each year. NC State Crop and Soil Sciences Extension offers agronomic decision tools to help growers navigate their way to success. 

A man researches aquatic weeds with drones

Nov 14, 2019

Moving Technology From Wish List to Workhorses

Research happens on every plane at NC State. We’re working above ground, below, and in the air to produce discoveries. 

A broad 'normal' cotton leaf compared to an 'okra'-shaped cotton leaf.

Dec 20, 2016

Scientists Crack the Genetic Code Determining Leaf Shape in Cotton

The discovery opens the door to producing cotton varieties ideally suited for agriculture, says Dr. Vasu Kuraparthy of NC State's Department of Crop and Soil Sciences. 

Jan 9, 2015

Collins, Edmisten win national cotton awards

NC State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty members won two of the top awards given last week at the national Beltwide Cotton Conferences in San Antonio, Texas. 

May 19, 2011

Extension helps cotton farmers stay ahead of emerging pests

Working on Bertie County land that their family has farmed for generations, cousins B.B. and John Griffin know a thing or two about growing cotton. But, they say, when it comes to staying a step ahead of pests, diseases and other production challenges, they’ve come to rely on their Cooperative Extension agents and specialists for timely solutions.