NC State Crop Science Ph.D. student Amanda McWhirt is working with fellow university agroecologists, horticulture scientists and entomologists on a National Strawberry Sustainability Initiative research project to implement sustainable soil methods on strawberry farms – methods that won’t blow a hole in farmers’ budgets or overcomplicate their lives.
Dr. Ron Heiniger (Crop Science Faculty), Ron Gurganus (County
Extension Agent, Beaufort County), and Joseph Oakes (graduate student
in Crop Science) discuss management practices to increase yield in
wheat at the Small Grains Field Day held recently at the Tidewater
Dr. Tom Isleib awarded the 2013 Foil McLaughlin Award.
The Foil McLaughlin Award is given each year by the North Carolina Crop Improvement Association in recognition of those individuals and groups that have had a significant impact on the North Carolina Seed Industry... more information
The Harvester returns! Award Winners
At the Northeastern Weed Society meeting
Bryan Hicks (on the left) got first place and Zack Taylor (on right) got second place in the Graduate Student Poster contest.
During the recent Beltwide Cotton Conference
Lewis Braswell took first place in Masters Section 1, while Matt Inman was second place in Masters Section 2.
Charles Cahoon was second place in the PhD section.
Recent awards given at the ASA-CSSA-SSSA meetings include Stine Petersen received the best poster award in CSSA Division C01. She is a Ph.D. graduate student with Paul Murphy
Keith R. Merrill received one of the Gerald O. Mott Scholarships. He is a Ph.D student with Gina Brown-Guedira and Paul Murphy.
David Eickholt received one of the two United Soybean Board Fellowships. He is a Ph.D student with Tommy Carter, and received his M.S. with Ramsey Lewis
Leah Ruff received the second United Soybean Board Fellowship. She received her M.S. with Tommy Carter in May, 2013 and is now working on a Ph.D. in soybeans at the Univ. of Nebraska
Ansilta Zulima De Luca-Westrate was one on the Golden Opportunity Scholars, and is an undergraduate with Michelle Shroeder-Moreno.
Dr. Charles W. Stuber received the CSSA Presidential Award.
Jacob Rutz ’14 has a passion for soil. He aspires to be both a farmer and a community food organizer in the future, and wants to teach others about creating global sustainability and organic farming processes.....
Congratulations to Crop Science faculty who successfully completed the NCSU Post Tenure Review (PTR) process. Faculty are evaluated for productivity, scholarship, and contributions to the college and the university.
Pictured from left to right are: Dr. Ron Qu, Dr. Ralph Dewey, Dr. Jean-Marie Luginbuhl, Dr. Randy Wells, Dr. Tom Isleib, and Dr. Jeff Mullahey (he just provided the candy).
Dr. Tom Rufty and Dr. David Jordan also successfully completed PTR process but are not pictured.
Congratulations to these outstanding Professors in Department of Crop Science!