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Department of Crop and Soil Sciences

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Jan 19, 2022

New, Emerging Crop: Cigar Wrapper Tobacco

Crop and Soil Sciences' Matthew Vann discusses his research on North Carolina's emerging crop, cigar wrapper tobacco. 

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Dec 17, 2021

CALS Student Spencer Haroldson Works to Improve Food Security

You don't have to grow up on a farm to work in agriculture. Spencer Haroldson, a junior crop biotechnology major, is motivated to improve food security by solving biological issues. 

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Nov 22, 2021

The Hunger Banquet

With Thanksgiving close at hand, professor Bob Patterson holds a hunger banquet to teach the contrast of global food insecurity to his freshman exploratory studies class. 

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Nov 18, 2021

NC State Turfgrass Releases Lobo™ Zoysiagrass

NC State's Turfgrass Breeding and Genetics program, under the direction of Susana Milla-Lewis, introduces Lobo™ Zoysiagrass, a drought-tolerant warm-season turfgrass for home and commercial landscapes. 

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Oct 28, 2021

Plant Breeding AI Gets Schooled in New Student Competition

If Hillsborough Street glowed a bit brighter recently, it might have been from the collective mental energy focused on NC State and USDA-ARS’s first Agricultural Technology Hackathon. 

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Oct 20, 2021

Ron Heiniger’s Journey to NC State

A faculty member follows in his family's farming roots, while creating his niche in the science behind corn production and management. 

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Oct 20, 2021

Ryan Heiniger’s Journey to NC State

A NC State alumnus finds his passion as a scientist and manager of the official variety testing program. 

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Oct 4, 2021

Mastering The Business of Golf Course Agronomics

NC State alumnus John Jeffreys of Pinehurst No.2 reveals what golf course superintendents do and the path turfgrass students can follow for success. 

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Oct 1, 2021

Balancing Bioenergy Goals

Researchers at NC State are evaluating biomass crops and land-use strategies to help North Carolina growers assess and capitalize on bioenergy trends in an environmentally responsible way. 

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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.