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Department of Crop and Soil Sciences

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Jun 12, 2024

Matchmaking for Career Success

Launched in the fall of 2023, the CALS Alumni for Student Success program offers students mentorship and coaching from alumni with shared professional interests. 

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May 21, 2024

Doctoral Students Tackle Impactful Research

Nicole Choquette and Emmanuel Lozada-Soto were recently named the recipients of the 2024 Kenneth R. Keller Research Award for excellence in doctoral dissertation research. 

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May 15, 2024

Playing with the Future of Farming

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has partnered with the NC Soybean Producers Association and Marbles Kids Museum to refresh the college’s sponsored On the Farm exhibit and infuse farm technology into the action. 

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May 10, 2024

CALS Names New Associate Dean and Director of Academic Programs

David Crouse, current associate department head for Crop and Soil Sciences, has been named associate dean and director of Academic Programs for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. 


May 6, 2024

Growing a Homerun Peanut

Nearly all of the peanuts we munch on at major and minor league baseball games came from the peanut breeding program at NC State University. 

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May 1, 2024

Forward Thinking

NC State graduate Mika’el Chabeda’s vision for the future is firmly planted in agroecology and plant biology. 

Field Crops at Tidewater Research Station

Apr 8, 2024

First of Its Kind

NC State experts contributed to a new web-based tool that can help farmers nationwide with decision-making on phosphorus and potassium fertilizers. 

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Mar 6, 2024

Strengthening Connections

Extension Agent Mikayla Berryhill helps ensure farmers have access to new technology and a hand in its development through the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative's Extension Agent Network. 

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Feb 23, 2024

William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professors Announced

Twelve professors in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences were recently named William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professors. 

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Jan 23, 2024

Professor’s Legacy to Continue Through Endowed Professorship

The Corn Growers Association of North Carolina has established the Ronnie W. Heiniger Distinguished Chair in Corn Extension Agronomy in recognition of the state's sole corn Extension specialist.