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Department of Crop and Soil Sciences

Wheat field in the sunshine

Aug 24, 2021

Climate Change and Agriculture

Greatly affected by storms, droughts, floods, heat and cold, agriculture is vulnerable to climate change. In this episode of Farms, Food and You, experts discuss climate change's effects on ag, ag's effects on climate change, and how the industry can help address it. 

Three students surrounded by vegetables

Aug 24, 2021

Agroecology Club Works With Education Farm to Navigate COVID-19

At the beginning of the pandemic, NC State’s Agroecology Education Farm, where members of the Agroecology Club spend time volunteering and learning, completely shut down, leaving members to decide on a new way to keep the club connected. 

a young man in a lab

Aug 10, 2021

Bangladesh to NC State: A Student’s Journey to CALS

Md Mahfuz Islam waited for six months and traveled over 8,000 miles to become an NC State soil science graduate student. Now nothing can stop him. 

Turf team placing samples along highway

May 31, 2021

Turfgrass Research Aims to Improve NC Roadsides

NC State researchers are comparing the establishment methods and economic viability of roadside zoysiagrass for NCDOT to reduce management costs. 

Sirena Rowe hugs a teammate at the NCAA championships in Greensboro.

May 11, 2021

Strong Finish

Sirena Rowe, who helped NC State win an NCAA swimming relay title, recounts the highs and lows of her time in college. She graduates with a passion to help others and an eye on the Tokyo Olympics. 

Edwin Rutto in a pack of runners nearing the finish line.

May 7, 2021

Edwin Rutto: Going the Distance

Cross country runner Edwin Rutto looks homeward to Kenya’s Great Rift Valley as he prepares to graduate with a degree in plant and soil sciences. 

A sesame plant with a field in the background

Apr 20, 2021

Sesame Research is on a Roll in NC

A tasty little seed holds great promise for North Carolina grain growers if it holds up to the hype. 

Apr 7, 2021

Can Soil Carbon Fast Forward The Transition To Organic Farming?

One of the biggest barriers to organic farming is the transition period lag in soil health metrics. A group of NC State researchers is investigating if soil carbon can fast forward the soil health benefits of organic farming. 

Maggie Short standing in a hemp field

Mar 16, 2021

Maggie Short: NC State Provides Vast Opportunities

An array of opportunities, including receiving merit-based scholarships, led Maggie Short to NC State. 

Construction managers overlook a job site

Mar 15, 2021

What Does An Environmental Soil Scientist Do?

Soil is a unifying element of our planet and every nation on it. But soil science is a career field that is often overlooked because it’s, well, always underfoot.