Decision Tools Bolster Cotton Picks
Not all farms grow food. Cotton is NC’s second-largest cash crop with over a half-million acres grown each year. NC State Crop and Soil Sciences Extension offers agronomic decision tools to help growers navigate their way to success.
CALS Researchers Return to the Bench and Field
As NC State ramps up the Research Restart process, here’s how three researchers from across the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences are returning to the lab bench and test field after time away due to COVID-19.
Low-Cost Cameras Could Be Sensors to Remotely Monitor Crop Stress
Researchers from CALS and COE, led by postdoctoral research scholar Paula Ramos-Giraldo, have worked together to construct a low-cost camera system to monitor crop stress remotely. Their StressCam will aid researchers, plant breeders and ultimately farmers.
On his path toward a career in international development, Mark Watson has built an expansive portfolio. He's earned three majors, two minors and two concentrations; gained research experience in Lima, Peru, and at NC State; and developed and led a student club on the cutting-edge practice of vertical farming.
Mary Grace Phillips: COVID-19 Frontline Worker and Full-Time Student
Crop and Soil Sciences undergraduate student Mary Grace Phillips is experiencing the COVID-19 fight first-hand. A junior majoring in agroecology and community food systems, Phillips is also working full time in the healthcare field.
CALS Donates Protective Equipment, Supplies to Area Hospitals
CALS researchers donated truckloads of personal protective equipment including disposable gloves and N95 masks to area medical systems. Learn why two of them decided to give.
Spending unexpected time at home with the kids? NC State Extension's Liz Driscoll outlines five fun indoor projects to help keep everyone’s minds active and hands busy.
Without going far, kids can explore and learn from familiar environments. Liz Driscoll, an NC State Extension 4-H specialist, suggests five easy outdoor activities to try when your kids are feeling cooped up.
Leadership and adventure were part of the package for two outstanding Agricultural Institute students who’ll be graduating soon.
Advancing Hemp Research
Pyxus International Inc. partners with NC State to optimize hemp production practices.