North Carolina State University

Dr. George PlaceGeorge Place

Research Associate For Organic Cropping Systems

North Carolina State University Crop Science Department

Dr. Place conducts research in organic production systems for soybean, corn, wheat, and peanut. The majority of Dr. Place’s research objectives involve improved weed management programs. Additionally, Dr. Place works in variety development for organic production systems.


George Place was born and raised in Kansas City, MO. He received his B.S. at the University of New Mexico in Biology with a Chemistry minor. George served as an agroforestry Peace Corps volunteer in El Salvador where he focused on erosion control, double-transplant tomato production, improved fruit tree management, and community organization. George completed his M.S. in Crop Science with Dr. Tom Rufty, Dr. Mike Burton, and Dr. Dan Bowman. His thesis project investigated the effect of soil compaction on soybean and weed competition. For his doctoral studies, George worked with Dr. Chris Reberg-Horton, Dr. Tommy Carter, Dr. David Jordan, and Dr. Nancy Creamer. His dissertation focus was crop and weed competitive dynamics in organic soybean and peanut production systems.


Currently Dr. Place is working with crop breeding programs and the Rural Advancement Foundation International – USA (RAFI) to develop soybean, corn, wheat, and peanut varieties for organic production systems.

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