Department of Crop and Soil Sciences

Oct 6, 2017

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Patterson at Humboldt

Bob Patterson has made an annual trip to Humboldt University of Berlin for the last 22 years. Check out this article from CALS International Programs for a peek behind the scenes of his latest visit there.

Sep 27, 2017

Research Program Paves Path to Soil Science

Many undergraduate students are not aware of soil science coursework or how it relates to majors like chemistry, engineering or biology. Two of our faculty members are out to change that.

Sep 25, 2017

Student Spotlight: Empowering Farmers in El Salvador

CALS grad student Angel Cruz conducted research in El Salvador to improve agricultural practices, share conservation techniques and -- most importantly -- engage local farmers every step of the way.

Jun 6, 2017

Made in the Shade: Research Focuses on Combining Forestry and Livestock Grazing

Silvopasture – the practice of combining forestry with forage and livestock production – is rare in North America, but the practice could bring both economic and environmental benefits on marginal lands where traditional row cropping hasn’t worked.

May 30, 2017

NC State Hemp Research Gets Underway

When it comes to growing hemp in North Carolina, prospective growers have lots of questions. And now that NC State scientists and extension specialists have secured seeds, they’ll soon begin experiments designed to yield answers.

May 2, 2017

Organic Tobacco: Better Ways to Get Off to a Good Start

Interest in organic tobacco farming has been growing in recent years, and at NC State University, researchers are taking the guessing game out of one of the most important steps in production: how best to fertilize seedlings.

Apr 21, 2017

Student Spotlight: Hall Aspires to Lend a Hand for N.C. Agriculture

Junior soil science student Lane Michael Hall knows what he wants to do -- to help North Carolina agriculture -- and is busy getting it done.

Mar 29, 2017

Project Aims for New and Better Cover Crops

NC State University’s Chris Reberg-Horton is among collaborators in a nationwide project to develop new and better cover crops.

Feb 8, 2017

Student Spotlight: Love of Outdoors Leads Student to Soil Science

Although it hasn’t been a direct path, NC State University junior Gary Morehouse believes he’s on the right road to a rewarding career: that of consulting soil scientist.

Jan 20, 2017

Manganese Oxides in Treatment System Could Be Mixed Blessing

In a “bad news, good news” scenario, researchers at North Carolina State University have found that some black sludge growing in a water-treatment site could have redeeming benefits.