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Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering

sweet potatoes in crate

Feb 20, 2017

Project Aims to Eliminate ‘Ugly’ Sweet Potatoes

Dr. Mike Boyette and grad student Amber Tsirnikas are on a mission to help farmers grow better (more attractive) sweet potatoes. Their efforts could boost the industry in a big way. 

Fayetteville green street under construction

Oct 25, 2016

One-of-a-Kind Green Street Transforms Downtown Fayetteville

NC State's Bill Hunt is leading a unique green infrastructure project in the heart of Fayetteville that is the first of its kind in North Carolina. 

stream through field

Jul 28, 2016

Stream Conference Set

EcoStream, NC State University Stream Restoration Program's biennial southeast stream restoration conference, will be held Aug. 22-25, 2016 in Asheville. 

Jun 22, 2016

The bright future of controlled drainage

NC State University’s agriculture water management expert, Dr. Mohamed Youssef, believes there is a bright future for controlled drainage -- and the future is now. Controlled drainage is one of the most effective ways to minimize nitrogen loss from croplands. 

An enthusiastic Lentz gives Sen. John Alexander an overview of the potential of his research to solve one of North Carolina's difficult waste management problems.

Jun 21, 2016

Legislature learns about waste-to-energy research

Ph.D. student Zachary Lentz presents swine manure research to legislature and the public on Graduate Education Day. 

Waste lagoon and hog houses on a farm outside of Kinston.

Jun 21, 2016

Why is hog waste so difficult to process?

Dr. John Classen, of NC State University's Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, explains how different hog waste is from human waste and why it is so difficult to treat. 

Worm in hand

Feb 24, 2016

106 countries and counting: NC State’s world-renowned vermicompost expert

“There are 25,000 worms in that building behind you,” North Carolina State University’s extension specialist Rhonda Sherman says with a proud smile. It’s not a large-scale infestation; it’s good science at work. 

Aug 28, 2014

Evans, BAE head and CALS alumnus, named to international hall of fame

Dr. Robert O. Evans was honored at the International Drainage Hall of Fame award dinner and ceremony, held at The Ohio State University. 

Jun 12, 2013

Pack Pullers take seventh place in International ¼-Scale Tractor Competition

The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering’s Pack Pullers team finished 7th overall out of 29 colleges and universities competing in the International ¼-Scale Tractor Student Design Competition, sponsored by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. 

May 8, 2013

Robert Evans receives prestigious Tipton Award

Dr. Robert Evans, professor and head of the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, recently received the Royce J. Tipton Award at the U.S. Committee on Irrigation and Drainage (USCID) conference.