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Department of Crop and Soil Sciences

NC State students with winning plaques

Sep 29, 2022

Wolfpack’s Curtis Murphy Helps U.S. Win World Soil Judging Competition

Crop and Soil Sciences’ recent alumnus Curtis Murphy helped Team USA win first place in the 2022 World Soil Judging Competition in Glasgow, Scotland this summer. 

an young male NC state student wearing an NC State hat and shirt

Sep 21, 2022

First Laughinghouse Agronomy Scholarship Awarded

North Carolina State University is delighted to announce the first award of the full-tuition Connie and Durwood Laughinghouse Agronomy Scholarship to Duplin County, North Carolina, native Colden Bradshaw. 

overlooking the coast of Spain from

Sep 14, 2022

NC State CALS Student Explores Sustainable Agriculture in Spain

Renee Long, an undergraduate student in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, traveled to Valencia, Spain, this summer with the Sustainable Entrepreneurship study abroad program. 

Art Bruneau at a baseball game

Aug 24, 2022

CALS’ Art Bruneau Reflects on Distinguished Turfgrass Career

Art Bruneau, professor emeritus of crop and soil sciences, played an important role in the turfgrass industry for many years. 

a Sola sign in turfgrass

Aug 16, 2022

NC State University Releases Sola™, the Newest St. Augustinegrass

NC State’s Turfgrass Breeding and Genetics program released Sola™, a new cultivar with improved characteristics, at the annual Lake Wheeler Turfgrass Field Day. 

a very large bag of fertilizer

Jul 26, 2022

When Crops Eat First

NC State researchers investigate if enhanced efficiency fertilizers (EEFs) could benefit both farm profitability and the environment. 

Dr. Rachel Vann

Jul 18, 2022

The Farmer’s Ambassador: Rachel Vann Provides Practical Guidance in New PSI Role 

As the platform director for Extension Outreach and Engagement, Rachel Vann will facilitate communication between N.C. PSI research teams and NC farmers. 

a man standing at a podium

Jul 12, 2022

NC State Plant Breeding Research Fueled by Stuber Professorship

Ramsey Lewis, whose research primarily focuses on tobacco genetics and breeding, has been awarded the Dr. Charles W. Stuber Sr. and Marilyn M. Stuber Distinguished Professorship in Plant Breeding. 

a plate of peanuts with a baseball and a baseball glove.

Jun 10, 2022

More Than Peanut Butter and Hay: The Value of Peanuts in North Carolina

Once considered a nostalgic ballpark snack, peanuts are an affordable plant-based protein that is surprisingly healthful, delightfully shelf-stable and locally grown in North Carolina. 

Cotton field with the sun shining

Jun 8, 2022

Improving Cotton Genetics

Vasu Kuraparthy, a professor in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, is a leading expert in using genetics to increase cotton productivity.