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Jul 13th, 2010
To study the potential effects of climate change, researcher Diane Debinski has been conducting observational studies of the plant and insect communities in 55 mountainous meadows.
Jul 8th, 2010
Dean Lemke, water resource bureau chief for the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, was presented the first-ever CALS "Impact Award for Extraordinary Partnership" July 7.
Jul 8th, 2010
Dean Lemke, water resource bureau chief for the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, was presented the first-ever CALS "Impact Award for Extraordinary Partnership" July 7.
Jun 28th, 2010
The four field days this week include the 75th anniversary of the Muscatine Island Research Farm.
Jun 23rd, 2010
A new green, bio-based method for producing a much-used fuel additive and industrial chemical has been developed by an Iowa State University researcher.
Jun 21st, 2010
A study looking at methods of combining a living cover crop between corn rows shows that yield can be maintained at high levels using environmentally friendly practices.
Jun 7th, 2010
John Downing, ecology, evolution and organismal biology professor, has been elected president of the world's largest professional scientific organization dedicated to the study of aquatic systems.
Jun 3rd, 2010
Microbiology student Ben Janson can't believe his luck: spending his summer in a research lab in Bethesda, Md.
Jun 2nd, 2010
Daryl Herzmann, assistant scientist in agronomy, coordinates the Mesonet project, which shares Iowa weather data collected by public and private groups.
Jun 1st, 2010
Fred Janzen, a professor in ecology, evolution and organismal biology, and his team are researching the effects of temperatures on the development of young painted turtles.
May 27th, 2010
The report examines the rural-urban dimensions of population change across a 12-state Midwestern region.
May 24th, 2010
CALS students are fanning out across the globe doing everything from mosquito netting distribution in Uganda to tropical landscape maintenance at SeaWorld.
May 19th, 2010
Researchers get the same yields with fewer fertilizers and pesticides by switching to a four-crop rotation.
May 14th, 2010
Now that emerald ash borer has been found, ISU Extension entomologists encourage Iowans to hold off on insecticide treatments. Read more and watch an Extension video.
May 14th, 2010
The invasive pest, which kills ash trees, has been found along the banks of the Mississippi River in Allamakee County. Iowans are asked to not move firewood.
May 13th, 2010
Kathleen Delate, professor of agronomy and horticulture, has studied organic farming for more than a decade and still has some unanswered questions about the practice.
May 6th, 2010
For Mark Licht, being an extension field agronomist isn't about tromping through verdant crop fields scouting pests or fixing problems -- the work many may associate with agronomy extension.
May 6th, 2010
Using technology available through a local company, an Iowa State University researcher is working on a faster method to detect and genetically identify salmonella from contaminated foods.
May 6th, 2010
A U.S. Department of Agriculture scientist and his Iowa State University colleagues will partner with scientists from the United Kingdom to investigate how crop plants respond to pathogens.
Apr 29th, 2010
The Science With Practice program gives undergraduates a chance to do research, earn credits and get paid. On April 28, 18 students presented research results. Since 2005, 235 students have participated.
Apr 28th, 2010
Iowa State is home to the world's oldest inbred research lines of chickens. Now it's the first university to participate in a new process to preserve both the female and male genetic material in those lines.
Apr 26th, 2010
This week Jenna Dixon, a senior in animal science, is at the Experimental Biology 2010 meeting to present her analysis of proteins involved in muscular dystrophy.
Apr 26th, 2010
An Iowa State University crop disease model predicts soybean farmers in 16 Iowa counties may have fields at risk this summer from a soybean virus called bean pod mottle virus.
Apr 23rd, 2010
Catherine Woteki, who served as dean of the College from 2002 to 2005, was nominated for the position by President Obama on Thursday.
Apr 22nd, 2010
Cornelia Flora, Distinguished Professor of sociology, has been named to the Task Force on Haiti, part of the United States Agency for International Development's Board for International Food and Agricultural Development.