2004 News & Featured Stories Archive

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12 Iowa State Students Taking Winter Break Trip to Antarctica

December 20th, 2004
College students often spend their holiday breaks in search of warm weather. But a group of 12 Iowa State University students is doing the opposite - to the extreme. They're headed to Antarctica, leaving Dec. 25 and returning Jan. 8. Average...

Iowa Crop Performance Tests to See Changes in 2005

December 20th, 2004
Del Koch, Iowa Crop ImprovemenSeveral changes are in store next year for the Iowa Crop Performance Tests for corn and soybeans, the statewide program that evaluates the performance of crop varieties. The tests, which are conducted cooperatively by...

Gifts to College of Agriculture Result in $1 million in Scholarships

December 14th, 2004
The College of Agriculture and its departments awarded more than $1 million in scholarships for the 2004-2005 academic year. "Support for students allows our academic departments to recruit and retain the best and the brightest students,"...

Iowa State to Work with FAO on International Seed Issues

December 13th, 2004
An agreement to work on seed issues worldwide has been signed by officials in the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. The FAO leads international efforts to defeat...

Iowa Seed Directory Offers Quality Seed Options for Spring

December 10th, 2004
Are you looking for quality seed to plant in 2005? The Iowa Crop Improvement Association (ICIA) recently published the Iowa Seed Directory as a resource for finding quality seeds of barley, native prairie species, oat, soybean and triticale. The...

New Iowa State Program will Assist with Nutrient Management Plans

December 6th, 2004
A new program at Iowa State University will make it easier for livestock producers across the country to get help when developing comprehensive nutrient management plans that are required for participation in some federal farm programs....

ISU Professor Named President of Crop Science Society of America

December 2nd, 2004
Steve Fales, Iowa State University professor and chair of the agronomy department, has been named the 2004-2005 president elect of the Crop Science Society of America (CSSA). Fales took office at the annual meetings of CSSA, held in conjunction with...

ISU Professor Named Fellow of Agronomy Society

December 2nd, 2004
Jeff Wolt, Iowa State University agronomy professor, has been named a fellow of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA). The award was presented at the 2004 annual meetings of ASA, Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) and Soil Science Society of...

ISU Agronomy Department Recognized by Agronomic Societies

December 2nd, 2004
The Iowa State University agronomy department received numerous national awards at the 2004 annual meetings of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) Oct. 31 – Nov. 4...

ISU Initiative Targets Iowa's Top-ranked Corn, Soybean Growers

December 1st, 2004
The Corn and Soybean Initiative is a new effort at Iowa State University to better serve the needs of Iowa's number-one-in-the-nation corn and soybean growers. "Iowa has the best crop producers in the country and they just keep getting...

ISU Professor Recognized for her Work on Rural Social Issues

November 22nd, 2004
A sociology professor at Iowa State University has been recognized twice in recent weeks for her leadership in addressing important rural social issues. Cornelia Flora, a Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of Agriculture and Sociology and...

ISU Expert Looks at Hurricanes as Asian Soybean Rust Carrier

November 18th, 2004
This year's unusually active hurricane season may have provided the conduit for Asian soybean rust to land in the United States, says an Iowa State University expert on the disease. X.B. Yang, Iowa State plant pathologist, said the unusual...

Iowa State Joins Science Education Program

November 18th, 2004
Iowa State University is part of a national effort to improve undergraduate science education by addressing complex civic challenges in society. A team of six faculty members and one graduate student is working on developing three courses that will...

Iowa State Equine Program Recognized with AQHA Legacy Award

November 17th, 2004
The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) has presented its 2004 Legacy Award to the Iowa State University Department of Animal Science equine program. Peggy Miller, associate professor in animal science and the head of the department’s horse...

Brazilian Expert to Speak About Asian Soybean Rust

November 15th, 2004
Alvaro Almeida will speak about soybean rust control strategies in Brazil at a seminar tomorrow at 4 p.m. in 127 Curtiss Hall at Iowa State University. Almeida is research leader for Asian soybean rust at EMBRAPA Soja in Londrina, Brazil. EMBRAPA is...

ISU Experts Respond to Confirmation of Asian Soybean Rust in Louisiana

November 11th, 2004
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) confirmed yesterday that Asian Soybean Rust has been found in Louisiana, the first known incidence of the disease in North America. Asian soybean rust is an aggressive fungal disease that can reduce soybean...

Iowa Growers Support New ISU Research on Soybean Rust

November 11th, 2004
With financial commitment from the Iowa Soybean Promotion Board, Iowa State University will fund new research on soybean rust, a potentially devastating fungal disease that was found for the first time in North America this week. On Wednesday, the U...

ISU Experts Available to Speak About Asian Soybean Rust

November 10th, 2004
The U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed today that Asian Soybean Rust has been found in Louisiana, the first known incidence of the disease in North America. Iowa State University has experts who can be contacted about Asian Soybean Rust and...

2004 Pierre Lecture in Soil Science Nov. 16 at Iowa State

November 10th, 2004
An expert in carbon sequestration and management will discuss the impacts of soil carbon on climate and world food issues Nov. 16 at Iowa State University. Rattan Lal, director of the Carbon Management and Sequestration Center at The Ohio State...

Monsanto Gift Establishes Graduate Student Fellowship at ISU

October 29th, 2004
A $150,000 gift from Monsanto Company will establish a fellowship to train graduate students studying seed science at Iowa State University. The Monsanto Graduate Fellowship in Global Seed Policy and Regulations will benefit graduate students in the...

College of Agriculture Associate Dean Honored at FFA Convention

October 29th, 2004
The Honorary American FFA Degree was presented to Eric Hoiberg today at the 77th National FFA Convention being held in Louisville this week. The award is presented to those who advance agricultural education and FFA. Hoiberg is the associate dean of...

Iowa State Ag Career Day Attracts New Organizations

October 20th, 2004
Iowa State University’s agricultural career fair, the largest in the nation, has attracted the most employers since the hiring downturn that began after 9/11. Ag Career Day will be held Oct. 26 in the Memorial Union on the Iowa State campus. It is...

Iowa State Agronomist Receives Pioneer Professorship

October 19th, 2004
Lee Burras, Iowa State University agronomy associate professor, has been awarded the Pioneer Agronomy Professorship. Burras joined the department in 1995. He received his bachelor's degree in 1981 in agronomy and his master’s degree in soil...

Fall is Soybean Cyst Nematode Testing Time

October 8th, 2004
Fall is a perfect time to collect soil samples for testing for soybean cyst nematodes (SCN), according to Iowa State University nematologist Greg Tylka. “Detecting SCN in fields this fall will allow growers to develop management plans to combat the...

New ISU Lab Targets Link Between Livestock Diet and Air Emissions

September 27th, 2004
The first residents of a new laboratory at Iowa State University arrived Sept. 14. And while the 44-pound pigs get used to their new digs, they're also getting used to a new, low-protein diet. "We're not taking the Atkins approach...

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