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Department of Crop and Soil Sciences

A small green plant grows out of of a clear, plastic container. The plant is on the left half of the container.

Jan 12, 2023

Fungi Could Be the Future of Healthier Plants

Researchers at NC State are studying how mycorrhizal fungi can enhance plant health and could lessen our reliance on non-renewable fertilizers. 

Lonnie Poole Golf Course on Centennial Campus.

Jan 5, 2023

NC State’s Yelverton Honored for Golf Course Industry Contributions

Fred Yelverton, a professor and Extension specialist, has been selected to receive the 2023 Outstanding Contribution Award from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America. 

Jonathan Moore taking a selfie with a tractor

Dec 13, 2022

A Nontraditional Path to Academic Success

Crop and Soil Sciences’ Jonathan Moore completes his bachelor’s degree in extension education and sets his sights on a master’s. 

A brown and white cow in a field

Dec 8, 2022

Groundtruthing Climate-Smart Grasslands

Extension faculty from the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences have joined a network of partners to assist producers in implementing grassland management strategies. 

graduate students playing bingo

Nov 28, 2022

Bonding Through Bingo

Graduate student associations in the departments of Crop and Soil Sciences and Horticultural Science provide small group events for students seeking friendship, networking and connection. 

Maggie Short holds cigar wrapper leaves from one of her research plots

Nov 23, 2022

Looping Back To Tobacco

Doctoral student Maggie Short is working with NC State Tobacco Extension Specialist Matthew Vann to develop nitrogen and potassium fertility recommendations for cigar wrapper leaves.  

peanuts in field

Nov 15, 2022

Breeding Peanut 3.0

Building on years of NC State research, peanut breeder Jeff Dunne is using wild species genetics to breed disease-resistant varieties in a crop with an inherent fault. 

a brother and a sister in a field with a tractor

Nov 7, 2022

Tradition Meets Innovation

Fueled by their father’s passion for agriculture, Ruthie and DJ Stokes are keeping a family promise: do what you love. The fourth-generation farmers have found common ground in supporting producers back home and feeding a growing population. 

Duncan McSorley presenting at the tomato field day

Oct 11, 2022

Connecting Field and Lab with an Eye Toward Extension

Duncan McSorley has spent the past year and a half interning with NC State Extension and the N.C. PSI on his way to someday becoming an Extension specialist. 

a woman teaching a class of students

Oct 10, 2022

CEFS Names Michelle Schroeder-Moreno as New Director

Michelle Schroeder-Moreno has been a faculty member in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences and part of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems since 2004.