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Department of Crop and Soil Sciences

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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. 

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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. 

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May 24, 2022

Gathering Energy: New Faculty Reflect the Changing Needs of Agriculture

In response to the dynamic interplay of agriculture and the environment, we welcome four new faculty to expand our teaching, research and Extension capabilities in climate-smart farming. 

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May 3, 2022

NC State Takes 2nd in National Collegiate Soils Contest

NC State’s Soil Judging Team placed second overall in the 2022 Collegiate Soil Judging Competition held at The Ohio State University. 

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Apr 5, 2022

New Hemp Research Consortium Taps David Suchoff To Lead

David Suchoff was named director of a new, multi-university Hemp Research Consortium, initially funded by the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research. 

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Mar 17, 2022

Meet the HortPack: Antonio Tranquilino

Tranquilino is a two-year NC State student majoring in turfgrass management and horticultural science management to multiply his landscape career prospects. 

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Mar 16, 2022

The (Turf)grass is Always Greener on the Other Side

If a whiff of fresh-cut grass makes you start humming “Take me out to the ball game,” then you’re either itching for spring training, passionate about turfgrass management, or both. 

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Feb 28, 2022

Fiber Hemp: Haute or Hype?

NC State researchers are evaluating new regionally-appropriate fiber hemp varieties as an alternative textile crop well-suited to a burgeoning industry. 

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Feb 21, 2022

Kuraparthy Awarded For Cotton Improvement Research

Vasu Kuraparthy received the Cotton Genetics Research Award for his exceptional contributions to cotton genetics understanding and plant improvement. 

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Feb 15, 2022

Three CALS Professors Named 2021 AAAS Fellows

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world’s largest scientific society and publisher of the journal Science.