The annual Western North Carolina Turfgrass Conference is scheduled for Tuesday, March 12 at the Virginia C. Boone Mountain Heritage Building at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center in Fletcher just outside Asheville.
Jennifer A. Kimball, a doctoral student in the turfgrass breeding and genetics program, gave a first place presentation during the joint annual meeting of the Agronomy Society of America, Crop Science Society of America and Soil Science Society of America in late October in Cincinnati.
Dean Johnny C. Wynne of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has announced his planned retirement, effective July 1, 2012. Wynne will retire after serving as College of Agriculture and Life Sciences dean for more than eight years, while his association with N.C. State spans half a century.
Golfers can play a round on North Carolina State University’s Lonnie Poole Golf Course and raise money for scholarships Sept. 26 at the annual Dr. Art Bruneau Golf Tournament and Scholarship Fundraiser.
The latest research related to turfgrass will be the focus of an N.C. State University field day set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, in Raleigh.
North Carolina is not the best place in the world to establish a luxuriant lawn, or to cover a football field or golf course with turf, and therein lies Dr. Susana Milla-Lewis’ challenge.
Dr. Fred Yelverton, professor of crop science and North Carolina Cooperative Extension specialist, has been named one of the 20 Most Influential People in the Green Industry for 2010.
In September, Bayer CropScience’s Dr. Nick Hamon presented the final of three gift installments from the company to fully endow the position of Bayer Environmental Science Professor of Sustainable Development in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
The annual North Carolina Turfgrass Short Course is Feb. 14-18 at the JC Raulston Arboretum at North Carolina State University in Raleigh.
The endowment is used to support activities of a full professor working in turfgrass management or other areas of innovation in sustainable development in the College.