Field Notes – June 23, 2017

Crop and Soil Sciences at the Future Farmers of America State Convention

Dr. David Crouse and CALS recruiter Joanna Eglinton greet some Future Farmers of America.

This week at the FFA State Convention in Raleigh, faculty and staff took turns
talking to prospective students, hearing their educational goals, and answering
questions about how the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences can meet those
goals. Great to be with all these bright young people and hope to see you on
campus in the future!

Dr. Charles Peacock of the turfgrass program and undergraduate programs specialist Joan Huertas answer a parent’s question.

Joan Huertas hears this prospective student’s goals.


Learn about Crop and Soil Sciences opportunities
Learn more about the NC FFA


NCSU Tobacco Tour scheduled for July 24-26

Save the dates of the 2017 NCSU Tobacco Tour July 24-26! The
tentative schedule includes stops, tours and demo at Triple B Farms in
Bentonville, the Oxford Tobacco Research Station, Upper Coastal Plain
Research Station in Rocky Mount, and the Lower Coastal Plain Research
Station in Kinston.

Tour Information and Registration can be found at:

Grady Miller named 2017 ASA Fellow

Grady Miller of NC State’s turfgrass program

Congratulations to Dr. Grady Miller, who has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA)! This is the highest recognition the ASA bestows, and is based on the recipient’s professional achievements and
meritorious service… read more





Expanded format makes for successful Sandhills Research Station
 Turfgrass Regional Conference and Field Day

Dr. Susana Milla-Lewis presents information on improving
drought tolerance in warm season turf.

More about Sandhills Research Station Field Day