2006 News & Featured Stories Archive

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Relationship of Swine Dust and Odor is Subject of Research Paper

April 10th, 2006
It's long been understood that dust particles in and around livestock confinement buildings carry odor. But little attention has been given to the connection between the size of those dust particles and the odor emitted. Iowa State University...

2006 Staniforth Lecture in Weed Science April 25 at Iowa State

April 7th, 2006
Advancement in the field of weed science will be discussed at a lecture at Iowa State University on April 25. Douglas Buhler, associate director of the Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station and associate dean for research for the College of...

Awards Presented by ISU Agriculture Honor Society

April 5th, 2006
Awards were presented Tuesday (April 4) to Iowa State University College of Agriculture faculty, alumni and students by the Iowa Chapter of the Honor Society of Agriculture, known as Gamma Sigma Delta. Alumnus Marvin Walter of Ames received the...

National Barley Project Involves Iowa State Researchers

March 31st, 2006
Researchers at Iowa State University have been chosen to participate in a $5 million, four-year project designed to improve the barley varieties available to producers. "The goal of the project is to integrate and utilize state-of-the-art...

Iowa State Professor Named to National Committee to Promote Ag and Science

March 29th, 2006
Levon Esters, Iowa State University assistant professor in agricultural education and studies, has been appointed to a national committee to organize a leadership summit focused on helping universities attract, retain and prepare students for...

Animal Science Judging Endowment Campaign Reaches $825,000

March 23rd, 2006
The judging team endowment campaign at Iowa State University brought in more than $825,000 during the past year. Maynard Hogberg, head of the animal science department, said the endowment funds would be used to fund coaching positions and support...

Coats Receives International Award for Research in Agrochemicals

March 22nd, 2006
Joel Coats, a professor of entomology and toxicology at Iowa State University, will receive the International Award for Research in Agrochemicals in Atlanta. A one-day symposium in honor of Coats will be held on March 27 at the 231st American...

Sixth Pesek Colloquium on Sustainable Agriculture Planned

March 20th, 2006
The sixth John Pesek Colloquium on Sustainable Agriculture, which honors a retired Iowa State University agronomy professor, will be April 6-7. Calestous Juma will be the featured speaker at two events. Juma is professor of the Practice of...

Agricultural Education Public Hearing Scheduled for March 23

March 14th, 2006
The future of agricultural education in Iowa will be discussed beginning at 6:30 p.m. March 23 at a public hearing broadcast on the Iowa Communications Network. This meeting was originally scheduled for Feb. 16, but a winter storm forced its...

Nonfarm Students to Get Hands-on Experience in Iowa Agriculture

March 14th, 2006
For some students in the Iowa State University College of Agriculture, visiting an Iowa farm for the first time is a big deal. For the first time, 15 college students will learn what life is really like on an Iowa farm during the second...

Iowa State Professor Receives National Soil Fertility Award

February 28th, 2006
Antonio Mallarino, Iowa State University agronomy professor, was presented the 2005 Werner L. Nelson Award Feb. 13 by the Fluid Fertilizer Foundation at the national Fluid Forum in Scottsdale, Ariz. Mallarino is a professor and extension specialist...

Iowa State Turf Bowl Natioanal Champion Fifth Year in a Row

February 24th, 2006
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University Turf Bowl Team is number one, again. For the fifth year in a row, Iowa State students won the national Collegiate Turf Bowl Competition trophy. This year also marks the seventh time in eight years that an ISU...

2006 Pierre Lecture in Soil Science March 1 at Iowa State

February 16th, 2006
AMES, Iowa — The impacts of nuclear waste from the Cold War will be discussed by an expert in the biogeochemistry of contaminants in soils, sediments and natural water on March 1 at Iowa State University. Samuel Traina, director of Sierra Nevada...

ISU Scientists Help Launch New Plant Genome Journal

February 15th, 2006
AMES, Iowa — Two Iowa State University researchers are serving on the editorial board that is launching a new scientific publication devoted to molecular biology and crop improvement. Randy Shoemaker is the technical editor for The Plant Genome, a...

2006 ISU Animal Industry Report Available on CD-ROM, Online

February 9th, 2006
AMES, Iowa — The third annual Iowa State University Animal Industry Report is available online and on CD-ROM. This report features summaries on all animal research done at Iowa State, and funded by the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment...

$1 Million Goal Reached for ISU Seed Science Fellowships

February 8th, 2006
AMES, Iowa — Three recent gifts to support seed-science graduate students at Iowa State University have put a fundraising initiative over the top of its $1 million goal. The gifts are part of "Investing in People and the Future of the Seed...

John Deere Presents New Tractor to ISU Faculty, Students

February 6th, 2006
AMES, Iowa — A new John Deere tractor will bring the latest equipment technologies into Iowa State University classrooms and laboratories. Dean Wendy Wintersteen accepts the tractor keys from Jim Wienkes, Deere's manager of tractor engineering...

Iowa State Agronomy Graduate Students Awarded Schuler Fellowship

February 3rd, 2006
AMES, Iowa — Two Iowa State University graduate students were recently awarded agronomy fellowships. Bryce Lemke, working on a doctorate in plant breeding, and Jordan Spear, master’s degree candidate in plant breeding, have been named the...

ISU Plant Pathology Grad Student Studies Viruses, Follows in Carver's Footsteps

February 3rd, 2006
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University student’s crop research may help other scientists get closer to discovering a cures for human and animal viral diseases. Jacquelyn Jackson in the lab.Jacquelyn Jackson is working on her doctorate in Iowa State’...

Iowa State Horticulture Department Receives Gift from Toro

January 31st, 2006
AMES, Iowa — The Toro Co. today gave nearly $94,000 in equipment and cash to the Iowa State University Department of Horticulture. The gift was announced in June 2005. Wendy Wintersteen, dean of the ISU College of Agriculture, took part in a...

Agricultural Education Public Hearing Scheduled for Feb. 16

January 27th, 2006
AMES, Iowa — The future of agricultural education in Iowa will be discussed beginning at 6:30 p.m. Feb 16. at a public hearing broadcast on the Iowa Communications Network from Iowa State University. The Governor’s Council on Agricultural Education...

ISU Professor Chosen for National Institutes of Health Research Group

January 27th, 2006
AMES, Iowa — Alicia Carriquiry, Iowa State University statistics professor, has accepted an invitation to serve as a member of a National Institutes of Health (NIH) group that reviews scientific research. She will serve on the Kidney, Nutrition,...

Free 2006 MWPS (Midwest Plan Service) Catalog Available

January 25th, 2006
AMES, Iowa — The 2006 MWPS (MidWest Plan Service) catalog contains more than 175 low-cost and free agricultural publications and a list of more than 100 free building plans available at the MWPS web site. Experts from several universities have...

ISU Faculty Lead Agriculture and Bioenergy Discussion at National Energy Conference

January 24th, 2006
AMES, Iowa — This week, Iowa State University faculty will lead a session at a national conference on energy for a sustainable and secure future. More than 800 scientists and decision-makers are expected to participate in the Sixth National...

Iowa State's NASA Center Closes After Six Years of Success

January 20th, 2006
AMES, Iowa — The NASA Food Technology Commercial Space Center (FTCSC) at Iowa State University closed on Dec. 30 with several successes in its six years of work. "We have experienced a great number of accomplishments in this center,"...

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