2005 News & Featured Stories Archive

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Iowa State Professor Named Fellow of National Weed Society

February 15th, 2005
Mike Owen, an Iowa State University agronomy professor, has received the honor of Fellow of the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA). Owen is an ISU Extension weed specialist. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees at Iowa State...

Fifth Pesek Colloquium on Sustainable Agriculture Planned

February 14th, 2005
The fifth John Pesek Colloquium on Sustainable Agriculture, which honors Pesek, a retired Iowa State University agronomy professor, will be March 9-10. Hunter Lovins will be the featured speaker at two events. She is the president of Natural...

Farmstead Building Plans on CD-ROM from MWPS (Midwest Plan Service)

February 14th, 2005
A Farmstead Planning Handbook: Guidelines for Planning and Expanding Agricultural Facilities and Operations, is available on CD-ROM from MWPS (MidWest Plan Service) at Iowa State University. The handbook provides guidelines from concept to...

2005 MWPS (Midwest Plan Service) Catalog Available

January 31st, 2005
The MWPS (MidWest Plan Service) at Iowa State University has released its 2005 catalog, featuring free and low-cost, agricultural-related materials and building plans developed by experts from universities throughout the United States. The free MWPS...

Team Investigates Plant Problems

January 28th, 2005
Know the difference between black knot and black spot? If not, you may want to contact the Iowa State University Plant Disease Clinic. Paula Flynn and Christine Engelbrecht in the lab. Last year almost 5,000 Iowans did just that. The clinic received...

Native Species Directory Assures Quality and Origin of Seed

January 28th, 2005
Are you looking for quality native seed to plant this year? The Iowa Crop Improvement Association (ICIA) has published the Native Species Directory as a resource for finding quality seeds that are native to the state of Iowa. The Native Species...

Iowa State Grant Gives Asian Soybean Rust Detection a Boost

January 27th, 2005
Tracking the spread of Asian soybean rust and other plant diseases that may threaten U.S. agriculture has gotten a boost in the form of a $900,000 grant to Iowa State University. A team of researchers led by plant epidemiologist Forrest Nutter plan...

ISU College of Agriculture Presents Awards to Faculty, Staff

January 18th, 2005
The College of Agriculture at Iowa State University presented annual awards to faculty and staff at its spring semester convocation on Wednesday. Award winners were: Diane Birt, distinguished professor of food science and human nutrition and...

ISU College of Agriculture Presents Awards to Faculty, Staff

January 18th, 2005
Forrest Nutter, Plant Pathology, (515) 294-8737, fwn@iastate.edu Ed Adcock, Communications Service, (515) 294-2314, edadcock@iastate.eduThe College of Agriculture at...

ISU Expert Leads Report on Agricultural Trade Reforms for World Bank

January 13th, 2005
A World Bank report points to agricultural trade protection as a continuing problem in ongoing global trade negotiations, especially for developing countries. John Beghin, an agricultural trade expert at Iowa State, was recently enlisted by the...

Equine Facilities Focus of MWPS (Midwest Plan Service) Book

January 11th, 2005
A new book on building facilities to house, show, breed and raise horses is available from MWPS (MidWest Plan Service). The "Horse Facilities Handbook (MWPS-60)" offers the latest facts about planning and constructing facilities for all...