Crop and Soil Sciences

May 6, 2019

Spring 2019 Commencement

Spring 2019 Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. at PNC Arena. Departmental ceremony Agronomy –  1:00 p.m. in 222 Dabney Hall, Main Campus More Information

Dec 17, 2018

First Day of Spring 2019 Classes

Monday, January 7 will be the first day of Spring 2019 classes.

Oct 15, 2018

I Am CALS: Bob Patterson’s 50 Years On Campus (And Counting)

He's legendary for toting corn stalks around campus – and for being one of the most effective, caring and helpful faculty members in CALS. Since beloved professor Bob Patterson began teaching in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences in 1968, he has trusted to three principles as his guides: empathy, gratitude and trust.

Apr 12, 2018

From Israel to Little Washington: Archie Griffin Is #AgPackStrong

One of only five researchers in the world named as 2018 Nuffield International Farming Scholars, Crop and Soil Sciences alumnus Archie Griffin will take his agricultural research from Israel to Brazil — and back to the family farm in Little Washington.

Mar 27, 2018

Conservation Pioneer: CALS Philanthropist William Stevens

NC State philanthropist and early conservationist William Stevens helped hundreds of students attend CALS — and his nephew, former NC Senator Richard Stevens, understands the real meaning of “conservation.”

May 12, 2017

Digging In

Beneath your feet is a hidden world, vital for human survival. CALS scientists are digging deep to find solutions for everything from water quality to food security. Building A Better Sweet Potato The same CALS plant breeders who developed the […]

Apr 11, 2017

Crop and Soil Sciences Willie Woltz Lecture

Please join us for the 2017 Willie Woltz Lecture Series featuring Dr. Jerry Hatfield, Director of the USDA-ARS National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment. Dr. Hatfield will give a talk entitled “Impacts of Climate on Agriculture: Understanding the linkages […]

Dec 5, 2016

“It’s Not Where You Start – It’s Where You Finish”

Jeff Mullahey's first CALS application? Rejected. Today, two NC State diplomas hang above Mullahey’s desk as he leads the largest department in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Oct 19, 2016

Student Spotlight: Nashea Williams Plants Dreams at CALS, Meets VP

Since choosing CALS as her pathway to a career in plant breeding, senior Nashea Williams has studied abroad in Costa Rica and met Vice President Joe Biden.

Aug 26, 2016

Students Get Close-Up Look at Carolina Soils and Landscapes

From the shifting sands of the Outer Banks in the east to the high mountain soils of the west, undergraduates from across the United States got an up-close look this summer at North Carolina’s variety of soils and landscapes.