2006 News & Featured Stories Archive

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ISU researcher hired to help soybean producers fight fungal diseases

July 25th, 2006
A newly hired Iowa State University scientist will be working with soybean producers to fight fungal diseases. The Iowa Soybean Association is providing $500,000 to support the position for fungal disease research over the next three years. The...

Research Project tests remote sensing to measure earth's water cycle

July 24th, 2006
This summer's dry Iowa weather has helped drive home the importance of soil moisture not just to farmers, but also to gardeners, homeowners and consumers looking for fresh produce. For decades, Iowa State University researchers have studied the...

Iowa State plant pathologist honored for innovative research

July 24th, 2006
The American Phytopathological Society has honored Thomas Baum, Iowa State University professor of plant pathology, as part of a team that has changed the direction of research into nematodes that attack plants. Baum, chair of the Department of...

Harl Honored with National Agricultural Agents' Award

July 17th, 2006
Neil Harl will receive the Service to American/World Agriculture Award from the National Association of County Agricultural Agents. Harl is Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and emeritus professor of economics at Iowa State...

Media Advisory: ISU Air Quality Work Summary Update and Online

July 14th, 2006
Researchers in Iowa State University's College of Agriculture continue to look for ways to reduce odor and gas emissions from livestock operations. ISU Extension specialists work with producers as this research leads to new knowledge. A new...

CARD Initiates Biorenewables Policy Division

June 28th, 2006
The Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University is launching a new Biorenewables Policy Division effective July 1. The new research division will focus on policy questions surrounding expansion of biorenewables in...

Iowa State Research Shows Increase in Dietary Fiber Leads to Decrease in Ammonia Emissions in Poultr

June 19th, 2006
The search for ways to reduce odor from large-scale livestock operations continues at Iowa State University. In a recent project, researchers found that increasing dietary fiber in the feed of laying hens can lower manure ammonia emissions by 40...

Iowa Farm Bureau Commits $1 Million to Iowa State's Bioeconomy Program

June 12th, 2006
The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation has committed $1 million to the Iowa State College of Agriculture to support the university-wide Bioeconomy Initiative, which develops technologies for converting crops and plant materials into chemicals, fuels,...

U.S. Pork Center of Excellence Unveils First Product: Pig

June 9th, 2006
The U.S. Pork Center of Excellence was established in 2005 as a public/private partnership to bring together academic expertise in research, teaching and extension related to pork production. A news conference was held at the World Pork Expo today (...

Two Iowa State Research Farms to Celebrate Anniversaries

June 1st, 2006
The Iowa State University Northern and McNay research and demonstration farms will celebrate the anniversaries of their origins during this year's field days, which begin June 19. The Northern research farm in Kanawha will celebrate its 75th...

Construction Begins on New Iowa State Dairy Farm

May 31st, 2006
This spring, ground was broken for Iowa State University's new state-of-the-art dairy farm south of Ames and officials looked forward to opening the facility in 2007. "We are beginning an important new chapter in dairy science at Iowa...

News Conference June 9 - U.S. Pork Center of Excellence

May 22nd, 2006
The U.S. Pork Center of Excellence will host a news conference June 9 at the World Pork Expo. The event will begin at 10:15 a.m. in the Media Center at the World Pork Expo, which is June 8-10 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. The purpose...

Iowa State Researchers Study Relationship Between Obesity and Hormone That Stimulates Food Intake

May 10th, 2006
Obesity is a major health concern for both adults and children. Researchers at Iowa State University are exploring the interaction between diet and appetite-related hormones, plus the effect that interaction might have on obesity. Michelle Bohan of...

College of Agriculture Student Receives Goldwater Scholarship

May 9th, 2006
Rachel Smith, a junior at Iowa State University majoring in agricultural biochemistry, has been named a Goldwater Scholar by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. "It was an honor to receive a scholarship...

Biotech Trait Detection Workshop Attracts International Attention

May 9th, 2006
A workshop at the Iowa State University Seed Science Center will focus on the analysis of biotech traits in seed and grain. The three-day workshop, which began Monday, has attracted leading biotech developers from the United States and international...

Iowa State Agronomy Distance Master's Program Receives Innovation Award

May 5th, 2006
The Iowa State University Master of Science in Agronomy distance education program has received the 2006 Innovator's Award from the Iowa Distance Learning Association. The award honors contributions to distance learning through outstanding...

New On-farm Research and Demonstration Projects Funded for 2006

May 2nd, 2006
Addressing opportunities and challenges facing agriculture in Iowa while stimulating on-farm research is the goal of a new collaborative program involving Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Extension Sustainable Agriculture...

Iowa State Crops Team Places Third at National Competition

April 28th, 2006
The Iowa State University crops team has placed third at the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) crops contest held in Macomb, Ill. April 21. The team of agronomy undergraduates placed first in the lab practical portion of...

Spring brings new understanding of agriculture industry for non-farm Iowa State students

April 25th, 2006
Spring is a new and exciting time on a farm; corn seedlings coming up out of the brown soil and new calves playing in the pastures. Spring also has been an exciting time for 13 Iowa State College of Agriculture students as they ventured to Iowa...

ISU Students Hope to Build Interest in International Agriculture Opportunities

April 20th, 2006
Two Iowa State University students have organized a national conference to encourage involvement in an international organization for students in agriculture and related sciences. College students from Idaho, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri and...

Promoting Biorenewables is New Job for Iowa State Agronomy Professor

April 18th, 2006
Soaring gas prices have everyone talking about alternative energy options. Iowa State University's Steven Fales is just like everyone else - he doesn't enjoy paying more at the pump. But he does enjoy the increased focus on using...

Iowa Farmers to Host Costa Ricans They Visited in March

April 14th, 2006
A group of Iowa farmers and Iowa State University will host Costa Rican farmers, agricultural students and researchers this summer as part of science and education exchange. The host farmers toured Costa Rican farms and agricultural research...

Iowa State Uses Hands-on Workshops to Get High School Students Excited About Science

April 13th, 2006
High school students who attend two upcoming events at Iowa State University should leave with a better understanding of the scientific world, plus career opportunities that exist in science. They'll also learn how attending Iowa State can help...

Iowa State University Student Club Judged Nation's Best

April 13th, 2006
The Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) Chapter at Iowa State University was recently selected National Chapter of the Year. This was the second year in a row the chapter has received this honor, which was...

Ag Decision Maker Website Features Expanded Agricultural Law Section

April 12th, 2006
The latest issues in agricultural law appear regularly on a frequently updated Iowa State University Extension website. The Iowa State Agricultural Law Program has developed an expanded section as part of the Ag Decision Maker website, which...

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