News Releases 2002

December 31st, 2002 Development of Corn Lines with Improved Starch is Checkoff-funded
AMES, Iowa — Three researchers at Iowa State University have the same goal — to improve profits for Iowa corn growers. To help make that goal a reality, they're developing new corn lines that should be better suited for industrial and...

December 21st, 2002 Workshop Explores Specialty Poultry Markets
AMES, Iowa — Chef Kurt Chausse's New Year's Eve menu features one of his restaurant's newest and more popular items, roasted free-range chicken. He has purchased locally grown vegetables the past three years, so when Story County...

December 21st, 2002 Leopold Center Seeks Nominations for New Spencer Award
AMES, Iowa — The Leopold Center is seeking farmers, researchers and educators who have helped sustain and support Iowa's family farms to apply for the 2002 Spencer Award for Sustainable Agriculture. The new award recognizes an individual or...

December 13th, 2002 Flavor the Holiday Season with Safe Apple Cider
AMES, Iowa — Apple cider is a favorite on holiday menus. Iowa State University food scientists stress safety when selecting and preparing cider this season. When selecting cider, go to your supermarket's refrigerator section because...

December 12th, 2002 ISU Student Groups Honored at National Meeting
AMES, Iowa — Two Iowa State University student groups in the agricultural and biosystems engineering department were honored at the 2001 American Society of Agricultural Engineers Meeting, which was held last August. ISU's Agriculture...

December 6th, 2002 NEW REPORT: NATION'S NUTRITION MONITORING SYSTEM IS IN JEOPARDY
AMES, Iowa — Lack of funding is jeopardizing the federal government's system of monitoring the status of Americans' nutrition, according to a new report. For more than 70 years, the system has provided essential information about...

December 5th, 2002 ISU PLANT SCIENTIST RECEIVES NSF PLANT GENOME YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD
AMES, Iowa — Adam Bogdanove, an assistant professor of plant pathology and a researcher in the Plant Sciences Institute at Iowa State University, has received a Young Investigator Award in Plant Genome Research from the National Science...

November 25th, 2002 Compost Controls Erosion at Highway Construction Sites
AMES, Iowa — Using compost at road construction sites can be an effective tool to reduce runoff and erosion. That's the conclusion of a three-year study conducted by Iowa State University. The research was funded by the Iowa Department of...

November 25th, 2002 Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine and Natural Resources News
ISU RESEARCHERS STUDY XENOTRANSPLANTATION The shortage of human organs for transplantation has led scientists to research the transfer of organs and tissues from other species to humans (called xenotransplantation). One challenge, however, is...

November 25th, 2002 Soybean Cyst Nematode-resistant Varieties Not Created Equal
AMES, Iowa — Soybean producers should consider more than yields when choosing varieties that help manage soybean cyst nematodes, according to Iowa State University nematologist Greg Tylka. Growing soybean cyst nematode-resistant soybean...

November 22nd, 2002 2002 Hybrid Corn Performance Data Available
AMES, Iowa - Results of the 2002 Iowa Crop Performance Test for hybrid corn are now available on the Internet at the Iowa Crop Improvement Association (ICIA) website: http://www.agron.iastate.edu/icia...

November 21st, 2002 2002 Seed Directory Offers Quality Seed Sources
AMES, Iowa — Looking for quality seeds to plant in 2003? The annual Iowa Seed Directory published by the Iowa Crop Improvement Association (ICIA) offers a catalog of seeds that include corn, native prairie species, oats, soybeans and wheat....

November 15th, 2002 ISU Meat and Poultry Program Ranked Number 2 in the U.S.
AMES, Iowa — For the second straight year, Iowa State University's meat and poultry program has been rated number two in the nation by Meat and Poultry magazine. The ranking appears in the November issue of the magazine. The ranking...

November 15th, 2002 Food Safety Institute Created at Iowa State University
AMES, Iowa — The new Institute for Food Safety and Security at Iowa State University is dedicated to protecting Iowa's, and the nation's, investment in agriculture. "The formation of this institute will enhance Iowa State's...

November 14th, 2002 Geographic Mapping Day at ISU is Nov. 20
AMES, Iowa — The use of geographic information systems (GIS) is growing by leaps and bounds. GIS systems have become essential tools to solve problems concerning the environment, health care, land use, business efficiency, education and public...

November 6th, 2002 ISU Ag Meteorology Web Network Receives National Award
AMES, Iowa — The National Weather Association has presented the Larry R. Johnson Special Award to the Iowa State University Department of Agronomy, Des Moines television station KCCI and the Des Moines office of the National Weather Service...

November 5th, 2002 Koehler Named Interim Chair of Department of Statistics
Koehler's appointment will run through June 30, 2003. He replaces Dean Isaacson, professor of statistics, who served as the head of the Department of Statistics for the last 18 years. Isaacson remains a member of the department's...

October 29th, 2002 Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine and Natural Resources News
RESEARCH SHOWS VITAMIN E HELPS PROTECT TURKEYS FROM LISTERIA Vitamin E can guard turkeys against infection by pathogenic Listeria bacteria, the culprits responsible for the recent recall of 27 million pounds of meat, according to two Iowa...

October 25th, 2002 ISU Crop Adviser Institute to Offer Interactive Continuing Education
AMES, Iowa - The Crop Adviser Institute (CAI) at Iowa State University is offering interactive continuing education modules for crop advisers certified through the American Society of Agronomy (ASA). "The mission of CAI is to provide...

October 24th, 2002 2002 Small Grain Performance Data Available
AMES, Iowa — Results of the 2002 Iowa Crop Performance Test for winter and spring small grains now are available on the Internet. The Web site is http://www.agron.iastate.edu/icia/. Published...

October 24th, 2002 Hybrid Corn Performance Reporting Changes for 2002
AMES, Iowa — When the results of the 2002 Iowa Crop Performance Test for corn are released this fall, a new way of reporting the data will help growers see how hybrids performed in an increased number of growing conditions. The Iowa Crop...

October 23rd, 2002 ISU Animal Science Professor Named Iowa Inventor of the Year
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Intellectual Property Law Association has named Iowa State University animal scientist Max Rothschild the 2002 Inventor of the Year. The award is given to an Iowa inventor who has made the most outstanding contribution to...

October 22nd, 2002 Director: Leopold Center's Work Critical Now for Agriculture
DES MOINES, Iowa — The work of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture may be more critical now than in 1987 when legislators created the research center, its director told supporters Monday night in Des Moines. "All of us...

October 20th, 2002 ISU Plant Sciences Institute Board Named
AMES, Iowa — Thirteen leaders of agricultural industry, plant sciences research, commodity groups and government have been named to the board of the Plant Sciences Institute at Iowa State University. They will assemble in Ames on Tuesday, Oct...

October 15th, 2002 Sutherland Gift Honors Jay Lush: A Legend In Animal Breeding
AMES, Iowa—Iowa State University alumnus Tom Sutherland and Jean Sutherland, Fort Collins, Colorado, have taken the lead in establishing the Jay Lush Endowed Professorship in Animal Breeding and Genetics with a $500,000 contribution to Iowa...

October 15th, 2002 Iowa Ag Secretary Patty Judge to Speak at ISU Oct. 21
AMES, Iowa — Patty Judge, secretary of agriculture for the state of Iowa, will speak on "The Role of Horticulture in Iowa's Economy," at 4:10 p.m., Monday, Oct.21, in 118 Horticulture Hall, at Iowa State University. The talk is...

October 14th, 2002 Iowa State Agronomy Students Fill Time Capsule
AMES, Iowa - As part of the on-going Iowa State University Department of Agronomy centennial celebration, ISU agronomy students will fill a time capsule to be opened at the department's 150th anniversary. The students will place their...

October 14th, 2002 ISU Researchers Say Bt Corn Not to Blame for Sow Problems
AMES, Iowa — Researchers at Iowa State University have concluded that genetically altered corn isn't to blame for higher-than-normal pseudopregnancy rates in sows on five Iowa farms. An Iowa farmer first raised concerns that the Bacillus...

October 7th, 2002 Iowa State Creates Center for Integrated Animal Genomics
AMES, Iowa — A new Center for Integrated Animal Genomics at Iowa State University will work to identify, map and understand the function and control of genes to improve both animal and human health. "The center's goal is to make Iowa...

October 4th, 2002 Agriculture Career Day at Iowa State on Oct. 22
AMES, Iowa — About 130 employers are expected at Agriculture Career Day on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Iowa State University. Ag Career Day will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Great Hall and Campanile Room of the Memorial Union. Ag Career...

October 3rd, 2002 Scholarship Encourages West Coast Students to Attend Iowa State
AMES, Iowa — Mary-Elizabeth West is the first recipient of the Walter E. and Frances C. Lauridsen Scholarship. The $10,000 annual scholarship is awarded to a student who resides on the West Coast and is enrolled at Iowa State University. West...

October 1st, 2002 ISU Tapped to Develop National Biobased Products Evaluation Program
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University has entered into a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop a national program for biobased products evaluation, labeling and outreach. The program will be funded at a level of...

September 29th, 2002 New Air Quality Research Gets Underway at ISU
AMES, Iowa - New research at Iowa State University may help answer questions about the relationship between swine production and air quality. Two projects, both funded by the Iowa Pork Producers Association, are led by Wendy Powers, an...

September 29th, 2002 Alfalfa Performance Data Available Online
AMES, Iowa - Results of the 2002 Iowa Crop Performance Test for alfalfa are now available on the Internet. The Web site is http://www.agron.iastate.edu/icia/. The alfalfa test included...

September 29th, 2002 Nobel Laureate Norman Borlaug to Speak at ISU Oct. 15
AMES, Iowa — Norman Borlaug, who won the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize for a lifetime of work to feed a hungry world, will present the first annual Borlaug Lecture, 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Iowa State University. His talk, "Feeding a World of...

September 26th, 2002 University of Washington Ecoterrorism Incident is Subject of Talk at ISU on Oct. 7
AMES, Iowa — When the ecoterrorist group Earth Liberation Front torched his campus building, horticulture professor John Wott lost more than 30 years of teaching materials. Wott will present a talk at Iowa State University about the impact of...

September 19th, 2002 Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine and Natural Resources News
IOWA'S CIDER MEETS SAFETY STANDARDS As this year's apples ripen, researchers at Iowa State University are finding that producers are following safe and sanitary procedures for cider manufacturing. "We have found no...

September 16th, 2002 Iowa State, Iowa Energy Center to Hold Biodeisel Workshop
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University will host three workshops on the production and use of biodiesel fuel. The workshops are offered through the ISU Extension Academy of Outreach Institutes, and are for persons interested in the management,...

September 15th, 2002 ISU Conducting National Survey of Soybean Quality
AMES, Iowa - Of the nearly 3 billion bushels of soybeans produced in the United States each year, more than a third is exported. More than 70 percent of the buyers of exported soybeans request information on protein and oil content. That'...

September 12th, 2002 Engineering Plants for Enhanced Nutrition is Focus on Sept. 18 Talk
AMES, Iowa — Dean DellaPenna, a plant biochemist at Michigan State University, East Lansing, will speak on "Engineering Plants for Enhanced Nutrition: A Role for Nutritional Genomics," at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18. The presentation...

September 11th, 2002 Iowa State Announces Multi-Million Dollar Technology Gifts from Cargill
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University announced two intellectual property gifts — an enterprise software system and crop forecasting system — from Cargill, Incorporated, Minneapolis, which will enhance student learning and advance Iowa State...

September 4th, 2002 On-farm Research Discussed at Sept. 11 Field Day Near Jefferson
AMES, Iowa — On-farm research trials being led by Iowa State University will be discussed at a field day near Jefferson Sept. 11. The event will take place on the James Andrew farm, which is six miles south of Highway 30 just west of the...

September 3rd, 2002 ISU Agronomy Centennial Presents Henry A. Wallace Play Sept. 20
AMES, Iowa — In honor of its centennial, the Iowa State University Department of Agronomy is presenting "American Dreamer," a play based on the life of the famous agronomist, statesman and Iowa State alum Henry A. Wallace. The...

September 2nd, 2002 Iowa State Agronomist Wins National Fellowship
AMES, Iowa — As part of a national fellowship, an Iowa State University agronomist will work with consumers and decision makers to better understand the issues and challenges of sustaining family farms and food production in the United States...

August 29th, 2002 New Director Named for ISU's Center for Designing Foods to Improve Nutrition
AMES, Iowa — Paul Flakoll, a leading clinical nutrition biochemist at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, has been named director of Iowa State University's Center for Designing Foods to Improve Nutrition (CDFIN). His appointment is...

August 25th, 2002 ISU Animal Scientists Win R and D 100 Award for Genetic Test for Pig Appetite Regulation
AMES, Iowa — A simple laboratory test developed at Iowa State University that results in leaner pork for consumers, higher profits for producers and a positive impact on the environment has been named one of the year's best new...

August 21st, 2002 Center for Food Security and Public Health Established at Iowa State University
AMES, Iowa — A $1 million federal grant to Iowa State University's College of Veterinary Medicine has established a center to increase national preparedness for accidental or intentional introductions of disease agents that threaten...

August 20th, 2002 2002 Pierre Lecture in Soil Science Sept. 11 at Iowa State
AMES, Iowa — An internationally renowned soil scientist will visit Iowa State University to talk about the water needs of production agriculture. The 2002 Pierre Lecture in Soil Science will be given by William Jury on Sept. 11 in 2050...

August 12th, 2002 Organic Training Session Precedes Iowa State Field Day Aug. 20
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University Extension training session Aug. 20 will feature organic crop production and marketing information. The daylong session is called Toolbox Training for Organic and Reduced-input Farming. It will be held at...

August 12th, 2002 Aug. 21 Home Demonstration Garden Field Day Cancelled
AMES, Iowa — The Home Demonstration Garden Field Day at the Rhodes Research and Demonstration Farm has been cancelled. The field day was set for Aug. 21. It will not be rescheduled because cattle at the farm got into the garden and trampled the...

July 30th, 2002 New Department Will Broaden Educational and Research Offerings
AMES, Iowa — The newly created Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management at Iowa State University will provide students with "a more comprehensive program in natural resources stewardship." "The department, while...

July 23rd, 2002 NIH Awards $6 Million to ISU and UI to Study Echinacea and St. John's Wort
AMES, Iowa — Two of the nation's top-selling herbal dietary supplement ingredients will undergo scientific scrutiny in a new National Institutes of Health (NIH) research program on dietary botanical supplements at Iowa State University. A...

July 23rd, 2002 Researchers Explore Safer, Cheaper Way to Clean Up Agrichemical Spills
AMES, Iowa — Joel Coats, professor of entomology at Iowa State University, and a team of graduate students are developing safer, cheaper ways to find and clean-up agricultural chemical spills. Researchers are looking at the use of "...

July 23rd, 2002 Spencer Award to be Presented Aug. 8 at Iowa State Fair
AMES, Iowa - The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture will present the one of state's largest awards in sustainable agriculture to an Iowa dairy farmer during the 2002 Iowa State Fair. David Petersen of Blue Grass will be the first...

July 23rd, 2002 Agricultural Drainage Researchers to Meet Aug. 13 in Minnesota
AMES, Iowa - Progress on water quality linked to agricultural drainage will be reported at an August forum of Iowa and Minnesota researchers. The third annual Minnesota-Iowa Drainage Research Forum, to be held Aug. 13 in Fairmont, Minn., will...

July 16th, 2002 Iowa State Animal Scientist Wins International Award
AMES, Iowa — A former dean of the Iowa State University College of Agriculture is the 2002 recipient of an award that recognizes distinguished service to animal agriculture in developing areas of the world. David Topel will receive the...

July 15th, 2002 Iowa State Sets New Mark in Sponsored Funding
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University received more than $225.3 million in sponsored funding during fiscal year 2002, a record high. This is an increase of 3.5 percent, compared to the sponsored funding total of $217.7 million Iowa State received...

July 14th, 2002 Fighting a Virus with a Virus in Soybeans
AMES, Iowa — Fighting a virus in plants and animals is like hitting a moving target. As soon as researchers find a solution to control a virus — it mutates. That's why researchers at Iowa State University decided to try a unique strategy...

July 11th, 2002 New Book and Web Site Focuses on Renewing Rural Iowa
AMES, Iowa - Iowans are invited to submit their ideas showing creative ways that landowners, businesses and others have combined rural job development, income enhancement and community development with environmental stewardship. The web site...

July 10th, 2002 Media Advisory: Iowa State Research Holds Promise for an Alternative to Hormone Replacement Therapy
A National Institutes of Health research study about to get under way at Iowa State University could offer a partial alternative to hormone replacement therapy for women who want to prevent bone loss after menopause. D. Lee Alekel, associate...

July 10th, 2002 Information about the Institute for Social and Behavioral Research
Institute for Social and Behavioral Research information The Institute for Social and Behavior Research was formed in response to health problems that evolved from the farm crisis in the 1980s. Its original name was the Social and Behavioral...

July 10th, 2002 Details about the PROSPER Program
PROSPER PROmoting School/community-university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience What is the purpose of the PROSPER project? The PROSPER project will promote the development of sustainable partnerships among schools, communities and...

July 10th, 2002 ISU Receives $21 million Grant to Help Youth Avoid Problems
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University has received a $21 million federal grant to develop community partnerships that strengthen families and help young people avoid substance abuse and behavioral problems. The National Institute on Drug Abuse...

July 8th, 2002 USDA Honors Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute
AMES, Iowa - The Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI), a center jointly administered by Iowa State University and the University of Missouri-Columbia, received a Secretary's Honor Award from U.S. Secretary of...

July 2nd, 2002 Plant Science Institute Awards Start-up Funds
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University's Plant Sciences Institute has awarded start-up funding to six Iowa State research projects. Each project received approximately $25,000 for one or two years. "Identifying promising research...

July 2nd, 2002 ISU Study Questions the Effectiveness of Special Tax District
AMES, Iowa - In an effort to spur economic development, Iowa cities have steadily increased their use of a special type of tax district. Yet an analysis by researchers in the Iowa State University economics department questions whether the...

June 30th, 2002 ISU Studies Continue to Address Livestock Air-quality Issues
AMES, Iowa — Air-quality research at Iowa State University continues to address questions about the impact of livestock confinement facilities on the environment and people who live and work nearby. Dwaine Bundy and Steven Hoff, researchers in...

June 25th, 2002 Iowa Cider Producers Make the Grade
AMES, Iowa - Apple cider producers in Iowa have taken precautions to make their processing methods safe and sanitary. That's the finding of a recent survey conducted by Iowa State University researchers. During the past two growing...

June 24th, 2002 Agriculture Dean Woteki Outlines Endowment and Farm Review
AMES, Iowa — Catherine Woteki, dean of agriculture at Iowa State University, has released a letter to alumni and friends that outlines endowment and farm reviews in the College of Agriculture. "Accountability for all our resources and...

June 19th, 2002 'Bud' Ewing, Former ISU Animal Science Leader, Dies June 19
AMES, Iowa - Solon A. (Bud) Ewing, a longtime leader in animal science at Iowa State University, died of septicemia on June 19 in Ames. He was 71. Ewing joined the ISU faculty in 1958, and remained at ISU with the exception of four years, 1964...

June 10th, 2002 It's Time to Look for Soybean Cyst Nematode on Soybean Roots
AMES, Iowa - Soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is a widespread and serious pest in Iowa soybean fields. An infestation can reduce yields by 50 percent or more. But surprisingly, fields can be infested with the nematode for years without noticeable...

June 9th, 2002 Lamkey Named Pioneer Maize Breeding Chair at Iowa State
Ames, Iowa — Kendall Lamkey has been named Pioneer Hi-Bred International Endowed Chair in Maize Breeding and director of the Raymond F. Baker Center for Plant Breeding at Iowa State University. The appointment is effective July 1. Lamkey is a...

May 14th, 2002 Warm Winter Increases Risk of Stewart's Disease
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University plant pathologists predict a high risk of Stewart's disease in this year's corn crop due to last winter's warmer-than-usual weather. "Based on 30 years of historical disease and weather...

May 14th, 2002 ISU Hosts Nation's Only Swine Ultrasound Training, May 20-21
AMES, Iowa — Ultrasonic scanning is widely used by swine producers, breeders, veterinarians and others to measure fat and muscle area in live swine. The nation's only training and certification for swine ultrasound technicians will be at...

May 14th, 2002 First CPRES Distinguished Lecture is May 31
Jian-Kang Zhu, plant sciences department, University of Arizona, will present the first Distinguished Lecturer Seminar on Plant Response to Environmental Stress, Friday, May 31, at 2 p.m. in 1414 Molecular Biology Building. Zhu will talk on...

May 6th, 2002 ISU Study First to Show How Endrocrine Cells Release Hormones
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University study is the first to show how endocrine cells release hormones in the body. "It's a new finding on how the cell operates," said Lloyd Anderson, a distinguished professor of animal science...

May 6th, 2002 ISU Student Teams Win Sustainable Futures Planning Contest
AMES, Iowa - Students from Iowa State University have been selected to present their ideas on sustainability at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg in August. The summit is a follow-up to the Earth Summit held in Rio de...

May 5th, 2002 ISU Names Department Leader in Sociology
AMES, Iowa - Iowa State University has named Paul Lasley the new chair of the Department of Sociology. Lasley will begin his new duties on July 1. The professor of rural sociology has been an ISU faculty member since 1981. He succeeds Robert...

May 5th, 2002 Iowa State Crops Team Member Wins National Competition—Team Places Third
AMES, Iowa — A member of Iowa State University's student crops team won the National Association of College and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) crops contest in Pomona, Calif. Bart Boehm, a senior in agronomy from Greenfield, Iowa, won...

May 5th, 2002 2002 Water Awards Presented to Iowans for Their Contributions
AMES, Iowa - The Iowa State Water Resources Research Institute (ISWRRI) presented awards to four Iowans and one organization for their contributions in understanding and conserving water resources during 2001. The second annual awards were...

May 5th, 2002 ISU Students Take Second Place in Soil Judging Contest
AMES, Iowa - An Iowa State University senior took top individual honors and her team placed second in the American Society of Agronomy national soil judging contest April 20-26. Meghan Buckley, Greenwich, N.Y., is majoring in agronomy. She won...

April 28th, 2002 Plant Scientists to Discuss Epigenetics at Iowa State, May 16-17
AMES, Iowa — Six leading scientists in the area of epigenetic mechanisms in plants will present their research during the annual Plant Science Lecture Series at Iowa State University. The presentations will be May 16-17 in the Sun Room of the...

April 23rd, 2002 ISU Farm Makes Pigs Available for Southwest Iowa 4-H, FFA Projects
Ames, Iowa — For the second year, Iowa State University has made pigs available for young people involved in 4-H and FFA projects in southwest Iowa. More than 200 feeder pigs recently were purchased by 39 4-H and FFA members from 10 counties...

April 23rd, 2002 AMES, Iowa — Six leading scientists in the area of epigenetic mechanisms in plants will present their research during the annual Plant Science Lecture Series at Iowa State University. The presentations will be May 16-17 in the Sun Room of the Memor
AMES, Iowa — A pizza crust developed by Iowa State students won first prize in the NASA Food Technology Commercial Space Center (FTCSC) product development competition. A group of food science and human nutrition students created EZ Crust,...

April 22nd, 2002 Environmental Impact of Poultry Manure as Fertilizer Studied
AMES, Iowa — Iowa is one of the nation's top poultry producers, ranking first in the egg laying industry and ninth in the turkey industry. The recent expansion of poultry production in the state has raised questions about the...

April 21st, 2002 Iowa State Researchers Present Findings on Air Quality Monitoring
AMES, Iowa — Recent research by two Iowa State University agricultural engineers illustrates the complex nature of an issue that is generating plenty of public debate — the effect livestock production has on air quality. Dwaine Bundy and Steven...

April 17th, 2002 Research by Iowa State Plant Scientists Provides New Insight into Basic Mechanism of Evolution
AMES, Iowa — The basic cellular machinery that generates the genetic diversity central to evolution does not operate quite the way scientists have thought, says a team of Iowa State University plant scientists. Their 10-year investigation of...

April 16th, 2002 Consumers Warming Up to Irradiation
AMES, Iowa — Iowans are warming up to the idea of irradiating food. According to recent studies conducted by Iowa State University (ISU) food scientists, Iowans are part of the growing nationwide consumer acceptance of irradiation. The Food...

April 16th, 2002 World Food Prize Leader Wraps Up Lecture Series at Iowa State
AMES, Iowa - The president of the World Food Prize Foundation will be the final speaker in a spring lecture series at Iowa State University. Kenneth Quinn will talk about the World Food Prize at 3:10 p.m. on May 8 (rescheduled from April 29)...

April 14th, 2002 Awards Presented by ISU Agriculture Honor Society
AMES, Iowa - Awards were presented April 8 to Iowa State University College of Agriculture faculty members and others by the Iowa Chapter of the Honor Society of Agriculture, known as Gamma Sigma Delta. Richard Ross received the Distinguished...

April 9th, 2002 Melvin Named Director of Water Resources Research Institute
AMES, Iowa - Stewart Melvin, professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering at Iowa State University, has been named the director of the Iowa State Water Resources Research Institute (ISWRRI). This institute conducts research, education...

April 9th, 2002 Iowa Students Honored with Science Fair Awards
AMES, Iowa — Chris Nelson, of Stuart, Iowa, and a senior at West Central Valley High School, won a $5,000 scholarship for his project "Soy Silage," at the 2002 State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa. The fair was held at Iowa State...

March 26th, 2002 Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine and Natural Resources News from Iowa State University
RESEARCH PROVIDES CLUES TO FUNGAL DISEASE IN CEREAL CROPS An Iowa State University plant pathology professor has discovered a way to make the effects of pathogens on host crop plants a bit easier to understand. Roger Wise is a USDA research...

March 26th, 2002 Iowa State Researchers Work with Farmers to Cut Fertilizer Rates
AMES, Iowa — Research during the past decade has shown that most corn producers could substantially reduce rates of commercial fertilizer if they delayed application until after plants emerge. Additional supporting evidence was collected in...

March 25th, 2002 Astronaut and Iowa State Graduate on Campus April 11
AMES, Iowa — An astronaut who earned a master's degree in aerospace engineering from Iowa State University will return to campus April 11 to participate in educational programming and a public reception. Clayton Anderson graduated from...

March 24th, 2002 Where's Agriculture Headed and Why Care?
AMES, Iowa — Why should urban and suburban dwellers care about where agriculture is headed in Iowa? The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture is working with Ecumenical Ministries of Iowa, National Catholic Rural Life and other partners to...

March 24th, 2002 Unlocking the Mysteries of Soybean Seed Composition
AMES, Iowa — Mark Westgate knows his research won't earn him a spot on the "Amazing Discoveries" television program. It doesn't have flash and pizzazz. But the way he sees it, slow and steady wins the race. "Sometimes it...

March 14th, 2002 Turf Bowl Team Wins First Place
Ames, Iowa - Iowa State University student teams placed first, second and eleventh at the Eighth Annual Collegiate Turf Bowl Competition held Feb. 8 in Orlando, Fla. The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America sponsored the contest...

March 6th, 2002 ISU Plant Scientists Develop Metabolic Mapping Technique
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University plant science faculty have developed a way to map how a soybean seed makes protein. They intend to use the findings to optimize nutrients found in soybeans that are used in livestock feed. The researchers...

March 6th, 2002 Ames, Iowa - Iowa State University student teams placed first, second and eleventh at the Eighth Annual Collegiate Turf Bowl Competition held Feb. 8 in Orlando, Fla. The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America sponsored the contest.
AMES, Iowa — Charlotte Bronson has been named chair of the Department of Plant Pathology at Iowa State University. Bronson, who has been a faculty member in the department since 1982, will begin a three-year term on April 1. She also is the...

March 5th, 2002 AMES, Iowa - The second John Pesek Colloquium on Sustainable Agriculture will take place March 26 and 27, with the winner of the 2001 World Food Prize as the featured speaker at two events.
AMES, Iowa — Wes Jackson, president, and Stan Cox, senior research scientist, of The Land Institute in Salina will speak at Iowa State University March 11 and 12 about their work in agroecosystems. The presentations are scheduled for 12:10-1 p...

March 5th, 2002 Second Pesek Colloquium on Sustainable Agriculture Planned
AMES, Iowa - The second John Pesek Colloquium on Sustainable Agriculture will take place March 26 and 27, with the winner of the 2001 World Food Prize as the featured speaker at two events. Per Pinstrup-Andersen is director general of the...

February 28th, 2002 ISU Leads Natural Resources Project with Native American Colleges
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University will lead a $3.8 million partnership to strengthen natural resources education in communities served by Native American colleges in the middle Missouri River watershed. The $3,876,000 grant was awarded by the U...

February 24th, 2002 ISU Plant Scientists Awarded $5.5 million for Plant Genome Research
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University faculty affiliated with the Plant Sciences Institute have received five research grants totaling $5.5 million in the National Science Foundation's Plant Genome Research Program. They are among 24 new...

February 12th, 2002 Pioneer to Endow Maize Breeding Chair at Iowa State
AMES, Iowa — Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc. has made a gift to endow a faculty chair in maize breeding in the College of Agriculture at Iowa State University. The creation of the Pioneer Hi-Bred International Endowed Chair in Maize...

February 12th, 2002 Seed Technology Conference Focuses on Status of GMO Seed
AMES, Iowa — The 24th annual Seed Technology Conference at Iowa State University will focus on the status of genetically modified seeds throughout the world. "We'll be looking at GMO seed issues around the world, which includes the...

February 12th, 2002 Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine and Natural Resources News from Iowa State University
THE COST OF FOOD SELF-SUFFICIENCY AND AGRICULTURAL PROTECTION IN SOUTH KOREA Food security was an issue during World Trade Organization meetings last November. South Korea is one of several developing countries that wants to maintain self-...

February 12th, 2002 Seed Directory Offers Quality Choices to Gardeners and Farmers
AMES, Iowa — Are you looking for a listing of quality seeds for 2002? The Iowa Seed Directory is a resource that helps farmers and gardeners find seeds of native prairie species, oats, soybeans and other crops. The Iowa Seed Directory is...

February 11th, 2002 Animal Olympics Teaches ISU Students Livestock-handling Skills
AMES, Iowa — "Let the games begin," will take on a different meaning at the Iowa State University Teaching Farm this week. On Friday, 160 students will attempt to herd sheep, drive cattle or move pigs and receive scores on how well...

February 10th, 2002 Fall-applied Nitrogen May Not Help Corn
AMES, Iowa — There is evidence that nitrogen fertilizer applied last fall may not be much help to corn plants this summer, according to Iowa State University researchers. Soil samples were collected in mid-December from three fields that...

February 7th, 2002 Report Recommends Air-quality standards for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations
A new joint report from a team of scientists at The University of Iowa and Iowa State University recommends that the Iowa Department of Natural Resources develop ambient air-quality standards for concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs)...

February 7th, 2002 ISU Conference Feb. 28 Examines Global Grain, Meat Demand
AMES, Iowa — International experts will analyze the prospects for global food production and the implications for Midwestern agriculture in an Iowa State University conference, "Growing Ambitions: Prospects for Global Grain and Meat...

February 6th, 2002 ISU College Presents Awards to Agriculture Faculty, Staff
AMES, Iowa — The College of Agriculture at Iowa State University presented annual awards to faculty and staff at its spring semester convocation on Feb. 7. Award winners were: Animal science professor Curtis Youngs received the Outstanding...

January 29th, 2002 Study Details Ways to Reduce Risks to Water Resources from Waste Lagoons and Basins
AMES, Iowa — A recent study on waste lagoons and basins, by researchers at Iowa State University and the National Soil Tilth Laboratory, has found that the structures pose potential risks to Iowa's water resources and that "common...

January 23rd, 2002 Leopold Center Hosts Innovative Japanese Farmer Feb. 5
AMES, Iowa — A Japanese farmer who developed a sustainable crop system after watching wild ducks in his rice paddies will share his ideas and experiences at a Feb. 5 seminar and discussion at Iowa State University. The Leopold Center for...

January 23rd, 2002 "Prices, Policy and the WTO," is Agricultural Forum Topic March 1
AMES, Iowa — "Prices, Policy, and the WTO," the Agricultural Forum 2002 at Iowa State University, will focus on the effort to align U.S. farm policy with commitments to world trade. The March 1 forum, sponsored by the Center for...

January 14th, 2002 Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine and Natural Resources News from Iowa State University
PROMISING NEW ISU SOY PLASTICS CAN DAMPEN SOUND, VIBRATION Chemists associated with the Center for Crops Utilization Research at Iowa State University are developing unique, new plastics based on soybean oil. The Iowa Soybean Promotion Board (...