Featured Stories

Aug 16th, 2010
Interacting with beluga whales, polar bears, manatees and dolphins was part of the summer's daily routine for two College students.
Aug 13th, 2010
The field day attracted more than 200 people on July 29. Researches shared tips and information about weeds, vineyards, fruits, vegetables and turf grass.
Aug 9th, 2010
Matt Helmers (shown) and Antonio Mallarino have been studying nitrates that pass through soil into tiling systems from different types of crops and fertilizer treatments.
Aug 5th, 2010
PSA major Mary Foell has spent the summer in Howard County developing a curriculum on Dr. Borlaug's legacy.
Aug 5th, 2010
Pat Schnable, agronomy, led a summer tour of labs and fields for Iowa Corn Growers Association members.
Aug 3rd, 2010
Ann Marie VanDerZanden, professor of horticulture, received the 2010 Outstanding Undergraduate Educator Award from the American Society for Horticultural Science.
Jul 29th, 2010
In an effort to improve animal health and food safety, researcher Chris Tuggle and colleagues are finding new ways to identify animals harboring Salmonella.
Jul 29th, 2010
A century ago, farmers used cowbells to locate their cattle. Today, animal science professor Jim Russell tracks them with electronic collars fitted with global positioning systems.
Jul 22nd, 2010
John Clarke, president and CEO of Clarke Mosquito Control, was presented a Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for his company's work on a less toxic way to control mosquitoes.
Jul 21st, 2010
This summer, students from the United States and Puerto Rico have been conducting research as a part of the Research Experience in Molecular Biotechnology & Genomics program, funded by the National Science Foundation.
Jul 21st, 2010
Horticulture students Morgan Wright and Winston Beck have spent the past six weeks on St. John as a part of service-learning project EARTH -- Education And Resiliency Through Horticulture.
Jul 15th, 2010
The College and the Muscatine Island Research Farm Association celebrated a partnership of 75 years with a field day at the eastern Iowa farm June 29.
Jul 13th, 2010
A new issue of STORIES magazine is available and highlights the College's research and education programs in animal breeding and genetics, animal nutrition and animal welfare, plus stories on faculty, staff, alumni and students.
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.

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