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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 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.
Apr 22nd, 2010
Iowa State University seed scientists are working with the University of Nairobi and other groups to increase food security and reduce poverty in sub-Saharan Africa with a grant from the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa.
Apr 15th, 2010
Maria Salas-Fernandez, assistant professor of agronomy, worked with a group to introduce more vitamin A into corn hybrids to help cultures that depend on it as a dietary staple.
Apr 14th, 2010
Sociology professor Lois Wright Morton will serve as interim director beginning July 1.
Apr 12th, 2010
Samuel Bird, a second-year student in global resource systems and economics, has been named a 2010 Udall Scholar by the Udall Foundation.
Apr 9th, 2010
Animal science alumnus Jay Lampe returned to Iowa State in January as the manager of the swine teaching, nutrition and research farms.
Apr 5th, 2010
Thomas Lubberstedt in agronomy has launched a new facility to allow development of pure, inbred lines in only two generations.
Apr 2nd, 2010
The Outreach to American Indians in Plant Germplasm and Genomics Program recently received the USDA-ARS Midwest Area Research Support Awards for Excellence Equal Opportunity Award.
Mar 30th, 2010
The College and ISU Extension hosted Climate Change and Its Impact on Food Production and Biofuels to assess the current state of knowledge on global and regional climate change trends.
Mar 29th, 2010
Undergraduate students presented their research to legislators and others during the fifth annual "Research in the Capitol," on March 25.
Mar 26th, 2010
Lisa Schulte Moore talks about coordinating systems research to strategically manage agricultural landscapes to produce biomass and reduce carbon levels.
Mar 22nd, 2010
Steve Hoff, agricultural and biosystems engineering, has developed technology for operating odor mitigation systems only when the weather is most likely to cause farm odors to become a nuisance.
Mar 11th, 2010
Scientists and graduate students are researching technologies, biomass and cropping systems to help Iowa become a leader in the bioeconomy.
Mar 11th, 2010
A report on Iowa State's research, teaching and extension activities was shared with Congressional officials and staff member for Council for Agricultural Research, Extension and Teaching meetings last month.