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A young woman and man hold hands ina field with a tractor behind them

Feb 12, 2020

Love Grows on NC Farms

Lindsey Tyson grew up riding on tractors in Spring Hope, North Carolina. For five generations her family has farmed 150 acres, including a mix of chickens and row crops. Now she's about to take her turn at the wheel. 

May 24, 2016

Two generations, one professor

Professor Bob Patterson has taught many students in his long career with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, but it's a rare thing to have taught one Crop Science alumnus and his son as well. 

Zachary Jones in corn field talking with another man.

Feb 26, 2016

Block that pollen

Research at North Carolina State University has identified “pollen blockers” in corn that can prevent organic corn from being pollinated by genetically modified (GM) plants. The findings could aid more rapid and efficient production of organic corn with reduced risk of contamination from genetically engineered traits. 

Sep 1, 2015

College Profile: Michelle Schroeder-Moreno

Hands-on experiences for students and a new major to attract more of them into agriculture are among benefits of Michelle Schroeder-Moreno’s agroecology program. 

Jun 5, 2015

CALS student heads to El Salvador

Helping poor farmers in Latin America develop effective soil management strategies is the goal of CALS crop science student Angel Cruz, who will be working this summer, courtesy of a Fulbright Fellowship and a Borlaug Fellowship, in El Salvador. 

Field of sorghum ready for harvest.

Feb 5, 2015

Growing the Grain Industry

Solutions benefit both crop and animal producers. 

Feb 5, 2015

Strange Invader

Extension takes on hydrilla, the ‘King Kong of aquatic weeds.’ 

Feb 12, 2014

Bruneau Golf Tournament sponsor gives back to turfgrass program

When Ken Heltemes moved to Raleigh from Ohio in 1987 to start a new Barefoot Grass Lawn Service franchise, he didn’t know much about turfgrass. That changed when he crossed paths with Dr. Art Bruneau, namesake for an annual golf tournament that raises funds for CALS' turfgrass program. 

Aug 8, 2013

College Profile: Danesha Seth Carley

With an ecologist’s heart and mind, Danesha Seth Carley helps lead the College’s sustainability programs. 

Aug 8, 2013

Pinehurst No. 2 goes native

Kevin Stallings, a Ph.D. student in crop science, is conducting research that could be used in the restoration of a storied golf course that will host the 2014 U.S. Open. Stallings is characterizing native vegetation, desirable adapted species and invasive weeds at Pinehurst No. 2, all in an effort to create a model for how course superintendents can approach sustainability.