Department of Crop and Soil Sciences

May 29, 2018

The One Who (Almost) Got Away

Eliza Hardy’s great-great-great grandfather, Perrin Busbee, was NC State’s first football coach. When it came time for college applications, CALS was Eliza’s top choice – until her application was first deferred, then wait-listed. Her path to CALS? Complicated.

May 16, 2018

Graze in the Shade: Silvopasture’s Benefits

How can a grower be more productive per acre while improving grassland ecosystems? How do we increase production to feed a growing population while sustaining available resources? Could silvopasture help? NC State's Miguel Castillo is finding answers.

May 3, 2018

Outstanding CALS Grad: Danny Marulanda

When it comes to global environmental challenges, NC State student Danny Marulanda believes that agriculture can, and must, play a critical role. His mission: to help tackle problems facing the environment and agriculture in ways that sustain both.

Apr 20, 2018

Taking Aim at Destructive Weeds

Palmer amaranth is one of the biggest production challenges farmers in the Southeast face. At NC State, scientists and graduate students are making progress toward lessening the weed’s impact in a range of crops. Here, we highlight the work of soon-to-graduate students Nicholas Basinger and Cole Smith.

Apr 19, 2018

AgPack Strong: The Conservation Evangelist

A botany and zoology class in NC State's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences gave Dale Threatt-Taylor an understanding of and passion for conservation. Now, she's a national leader in the field.

Mar 9, 2018

Dunphy Wins National Award

For lifetime contributions and leadership, NC State University's E. James Dunphy recently won the American Soybean Association's Pinnacle Award. 

Mar 5, 2018

Collins Wins Prestigious Watauga Medal

When North Carolina agricultural leaders talk about Watauga Medal Winner William K. Collins Sr., the accolades flow.

Dec 29, 2017

AgPack Strong: Steve Valencsin Helps Farmers Put Data, Tech to Work

An agricultural entrepreneur and graduate of NC State’s Agricultural Institute recently made Forbes’ annual 30 Under 30 list for enterprise technology.

Dec 18, 2017

A Perfect Pairing

NC State Dining and Agroecology Education Farm work together to bring fresh, local food to the university's dining halls.

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.