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Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering

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Apr 5, 2021

Faculty Focus: Joe Sagues

A new CALS faculty member sets out to curb climate change and mentor young scientists to do the same. 

Woman with drones and robots.

Mar 2, 2021

Taking Farm Tech to the Next Tier

What will the next wave of agricultural technology hold? Two NC State faculty members with their fingers on the pulse of technological innovation for agriculture talk about their research today and what they think it’ll mean for farms of the future. 

CALS grad Brandon Batten sitting on a tractor

Feb 16, 2021

Brandon Batten: Putting Advanced Farm Tech to Work

Brandon Batten uses modern ag tech daily on his Four Oaks farm, and he's looking ahead to advancements that'll make his operation increasingly efficient. 

Four coronaviruses as viewed with an electron microscope

Feb 8, 2021

Study Yields Recommendations to Prevent Outbreaks from Waterborne Coronaviruses

Airborne coronaviruses traced to wastewater have caused disease in the past. Researchers suggest ways to keep such outbreaks from happening again. 

Two people working on an electronic device

Jan 4, 2021

Robots in the Air and on the Water Could Improve Shellfish Farming

A new NC State project is putting robots to use to monitor water quality in ways that allow shellfish farmers to raise yields and ensure food safety. 

Waste lagoon and hog houses

Nov 24, 2020

Waste Solutions: From Farm Waste to Feed, Fertilizer and Energy

In this episode of Farms, Food and You, learn how extension specialists and researchers are helping farmers use plant-based agricultural leftovers as cattle feed and turning hog waste into valuable bioenergy and fertilizer. 

Jonathan Stephens at Carter-Finley Stadium

Nov 13, 2020

Engineering a New Path: Online Graduate Student Reflects on Career Change

For Jonathan Stephens, a graduate degree from NC State Online meant making a career change and landing his dream job with the Wolfpack. Now the soon to be Master of Biological and Agricultural Engineering graduate is sharing his journey to earning his degree. 

Tractor in a wheat field

Nov 11, 2020

How Animal Manure Could Help Reduce Agriculture’s Carbon Footprint

A new system developed by NC State researchers aims to decarbonize the agriculture industry. 

Solar panels and other equipment at the end of a drainage canal in a farm field

Nov 5, 2020

Research for Better Water Management: Not Too Wet, Not Too Dry

Improved water management systems being developed and tested by CALS researchers could help farmers raise yields and protect the environment. 

Aug 10, 2020

BAE’s Nelson Awarded National Academies’ 2020 Early-Career Research Fellowship

Natalie Nelson, assistant professor in the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department, won a 2020 Early-Career Research Fellowship from the Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.