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Feb 5, 2024

Beam Me Up: Using Lasers to Detect Moth Migrations

An interdisciplinary team of researchers use an advanced laser technology to detect moth migrations in eastern North Carolina. 

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Apr 20, 2023

Farming with Artificial Intelligence

In this episode of Farms, Food and You, we’ll dig deep into artificial intelligence and other technology utilized in agricultural research with Jevon Smith, a research computing manager for the N.C. Plant Sciences Initiative. 

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Mar 2, 2021

Taking Farm Tech to the Next Tier

What will the next wave of agricultural technology hold? Two NC State faculty members with their fingers on the pulse of technological innovation for agriculture talk about their research today and what they think it’ll mean for farms of the future. 

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Feb 16, 2021

Brandon Batten: Putting Advanced Farm Tech to Work

Brandon Batten uses modern ag tech daily on his Four Oaks farm, and he's looking ahead to advancements that'll make his operation increasingly efficient. 

Feb 15, 2021

Alternative Weed Control – We’ll Have An App For That

Cover crop use is wavering among farmers. Crop and Soil Sciences research Ramon Leon’s interdisciplinary 3D Weed Vision System aims to equip farmers with DIY imaging technology to reliably anticipate their cover crop’s performance and address weed escapes with precision accuracy. 

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Jan 4, 2021

Robots in the Air and on the Water Could Improve Shellfish Farming

A new NC State project is putting robots to use to monitor water quality in ways that allow shellfish farmers to raise yields and ensure food safety. 

Mar 9, 2016

Twitter, “felfies” and everyday tech on the farm: Extension encourages innovation

When’s the last time you took to Twitter to research local crop yields? Or used Google Earth to map soil types on 100 acres of land? Despite their reputation as conduits for selfies and the new teen slang, common online platforms are being converted by a growing group of farmers into tools that help raise safe, tasty meat and produce to keep the world fed. Extension agent Paul McKenzie aims to help these tech trends grow in North Carolina. 

Oct 12, 2015

NC State and agriculture

In a new video from Higher Education Works, NC State University Chancellor Randy Woodson talks about the importance of technology for improving the state's $80 billion-a-year agriculture industry both now and in the future. 

Apr 12, 2013

YOU DECIDE: Will robots replace people in work?

In the past, new technology has both destroyed and created jobs. What will the future hold? Mike Walden discusses. 

May 13, 2011

YOU DECIDE: Do the 'sigificant six' control our future?

Mike Walden argues that we can better understand where the economy is headed by looking at six factors that drive the economy.