2002 News & Featured Stories

Development of Corn Lines with Improved Starch is Checkoff-funded December 31st, 2002
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...

Workshop Explores Specialty Poultry Markets December 21st, 2002
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...

Leopold Center Seeks Nominations for New Spencer Award December 21st, 2002
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...

Flavor the Holiday Season with Safe Apple Cider December 13th, 2002
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...

ISU Student Groups Honored at National Meeting December 12th, 2002
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...

NEW REPORT: NATION'S NUTRITION MONITORING SYSTEM IS IN JEOPARDY December 6th, 2002
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...

ISU PLANT SCIENTIST RECEIVES NSF PLANT GENOME YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD December 5th, 2002
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...

Compost Controls Erosion at Highway Construction Sites November 25th, 2002
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...

Soybean Cyst Nematode-resistant Varieties Not Created Equal November 25th, 2002
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...

Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine and Natural Resources News November 25th, 2002
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...

2002 Hybrid Corn Performance Data Available November 22nd, 2002
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...

2002 Seed Directory Offers Quality Seed Sources November 21st, 2002
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....

ISU Meat and Poultry Program Ranked Number 2 in the U.S. November 15th, 2002
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...

Food Safety Institute Created at Iowa State University November 15th, 2002
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...

Geographic Mapping Day at ISU is Nov. 20 November 14th, 2002
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...

ISU Ag Meteorology Web Network Receives National Award November 6th, 2002
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...

Koehler Named Interim Chair of Department of Statistics November 5th, 2002
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...

Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine and Natural Resources News October 29th, 2002
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...

ISU Crop Adviser Institute to Offer Interactive Continuing Education October 25th, 2002
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...

Hybrid Corn Performance Reporting Changes for 2002 October 24th, 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...

2002 Small Grain Performance Data Available October 24th, 2002
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...

ISU Animal Science Professor Named Iowa Inventor of the Year October 23rd, 2002
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...

Director: Leopold Center's Work Critical Now for Agriculture October 22nd, 2002
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...

ISU Plant Sciences Institute Board Named October 20th, 2002
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...

Sutherland Gift Honors Jay Lush: A Legend In Animal Breeding October 15th, 2002
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...

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