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Finding the Win-Win in Revamping Federal Hiring Practices

This article was originally published in the December 2016 issue of the Soil and Water Conservation Society Conservogram newsletter. From the Leadership: Finding the Win-Win in Revamping Federal Hiring Practices By Colby Moorberg As a faculty advisor to students in … Continue reading

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Soil Supports Urban Life

The year 2015 has been declared the International Year of Soils. Each month of the year has a soils-related theme to help educate people about the importance of soil. The Soil Science Society of America has developed a series of … Continue reading

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Science Communication College Course Ideas

Hello all. Sorry I’ve been too busy to update the site with new posts recently. I’ve been putting in about 80 hour weeks every week this summer trying to keep up with all of the field work for my project … Continue reading

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Container Garden Water-Saving Tips From a Soil Scientist

Over the last year or so I’ve noticed a lot of websites, blogs, etc. offering water-saving techniques for container gardening. Some tips are useful and scientifically sound, but some are just plain wrong. As a person with a Ph.D. in … Continue reading

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Root Humor

I appologize for the lack of posts recently. The fall semester is wrapping up, and one phase of a large field project is ramping up. This means I have no time at all. To make up for the lack of … Continue reading

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Science is “Hopping”

As some of you may know, I am a homebrewer, along with several other faculty, staff, and students in the NCSU Dept. of Soil Science. Last week I was offered the opportunity to pick hops on a hops variety trial that our … Continue reading

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Colby’s Bro, Matt Gets an Agronomist Job

My older brother Matt recently got his first job in his new career field – agronomy. He will be a research associate with Schillinger Genetics, a non-GMO soybean genetics company. Matt was a contractor for several years, but eventually decided … Continue reading

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