2007 News & Featured Stories Archive

Select a date to see news items from that year.

Iowa State Plant Pathologists Detect Crop Diseases from Satellites

June 13th, 2007
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University researchers have developed a way to use satellite images to find Asian soybean rust. "What we did on the ground 10 to 15 years ago, we can do now with satellites," said Forrest Nutter, professor of plant...

Regents Approve ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

June 12th, 2007
Ames, Iowa — Iowa State University's College of Agriculture is now Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. At its Tuesday meeting in Iowa City, the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, approved a proposal from Iowa...

Iowa State Fact Sheets Offer Basics on Biomass Crops

June 5th, 2007
Iowa State University has published the first two entries in a series of fact sheets on biomass crops. The publications on switchgrass and miscanthus provide an overview of the crops' soil and site adaptation, life cycle and growth, fertility,...

Turkey Air Facility Emissions Monitoring Underway in Iowa

June 1st, 2007
AMES, Iowa - The first extensively monitored turkey house air emissions project in the nation got underway in Iowa in early May. The project, led by Iowa State University researchers, will gather baseline data on ammonia and particulate matter...

Demonstration Gardens Kickoff Iowa State Field Days

May 30th, 2007
AMES, Iowa — This year's field day season at Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms begins with garden field days June 12. The demonstration garden field days theme is cool season gardens. Plants will include several varieties...

Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative Names First Agri-sciences Commercialization Fellows

May 24th, 2007
Ames, Iowa — The Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative at Iowa State University has named its first Agri-Sciences Commercialization Fellows. Melissa Madsen, assistant scientist in veterinary microbiology and preventative medicine and Colin...

Birrell Named to Newly Established Kinze Professorship at Iowa State

May 16th, 2007
AMES, Iowa - Stuart Birrell, associate professor in Iowa State University's agricultural and biosystems engineering department, has been named to fill a new professorship created by the founders and owners of KINZE Manufacturing Inc. in...

ISU, Iowa Farmer Today Team Up for CropWatch Blog

May 10th, 2007
AMES, Iowa — Crop conditions in Iowa can change rapidly during the growing season. That's why Iowa State University and Iowa Farmer Today have teamed up to launch CropWatch Blog. The new website features 13 agronomy specialists from Iowa State...

ISU's National Short Course Examines Renewable Energy from Animal Agriculture

May 7th, 2007
AMES, Iowa — As energy costs rise, agricultural producers are looking for ways to reduce costs and switch to renewable sources, such as energy generated from animal manure. Iowa State University is working to provide this information in a national...

CARD Director Testifies Before House Committee on Crop Insurance

May 7th, 2007
Ames, Iowa — In Congressional testimony last week, Bruce Babcock, director of the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University, offered information on how federal crop insurance policy could be reformed to benefit both...

ISU's Lauren Christian Swine Research Center to be Dedicated May 8

April 30th, 2007
AMES, Iowa — The Lauren Christian Swine Research Center at the Iowa State University Bilsland Memorial Farm near Madrid will be dedicated on May 8. "Lauren Christian conducted much of his research at the Bilsland Farm and it is appropriate that...

ISU Agronomy Meteorologist Named National Environmental Hero

April 26th, 2007
AMES, Iowa — Daryl Herzmann, a meteorologist in the Iowa State University agronomy department, was honored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) with its Environmental Hero Award. Herzmann was among 10 individuals and groups...

Iowa State Agronomy Students Win National Competitions

April 26th, 2007
AMES, Iowa - A team of Iowa State University agronomy students finished first and second in three North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) contests held in Hutchinson, Kan. April 19-21. The team won the Ag Knowledge Quiz Bowl and...

Alternatives to Sow Gestation Stalls Researched at Iowa State

April 19th, 2007
AMES, Iowa - Keeping sows in individual stalls during pregnancy is coming under increasing scrutiny. Smithfield Foods plans to phase-out the use of gestation stalls. Burger King announced it will stop buying pork from suppliers who use the stalls,...

A Legacy of Wow! 150 Years of Excellence in Agriculture at ISU

April 18th, 2007
AMES, Iowa "“ At the kick-off of Iowa State University's sesquicentennial on Saturday, April 21, during the Veishea celebration, ISU's College of Agriculture and many of its departments and centers will feature historical displays and...

Celebrating 150 Years of Excellence in Agriculture at Iowa State

April 18th, 2007
AMES, Iowa "“ The College of Agriculture will celebrate 150 years of excellence in agriculture at Iowa State University with the kick-off of the university's year-long sesquicentennial at Veishea on Saturday, April 21. "We have a rich...

USDA Secretary to Discuss Beginning Farmers at ISU

April 17th, 2007
AMES, Iowa — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns will discuss beginning farmers at Iowa State University on Tuesday, April 17. The panel discussion will focus on the Beginning Farmers Title of the Administration's Farm Bill proposals. It...

The Land Institute Agro-ecologist to Present Seminar at Iowa State

April 16th, 2007
AMES, Iowa — An agro-ecologist with The Land Institute will present a seminar on the qualities of perennial plant communities on April 24 on the Iowa State University campus. Jerry Glover will present "Perennial Solutions to Farming's...

ISU Researchers Design Shelterbelts to Protect Against Tsunamis

April 13th, 2007
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University researchers are applying their knowledge of agricultural shelterbelts to protect coastal areas from tsunamis at the request of the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Following the...

Biodiesel Byproduct Effective in Swine and Poultry Feed

April 11th, 2007
AMES, Iowa - With the rapid expansion of ethanol and biodiesel production in Iowa, there are questions about possible uses for what remains after these alternative fuels leave the plant. So far, the use of ethanol by-products in animal feed has...

Awards Presented by ISU Agriculture Honor Society

April 4th, 2007
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta, Honor Society of Agriculture, presented awards April 3 to College of Agriculture faculty and an alumnus. Allen Trenkle, emeritus Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in...

Iowa State Economists Serve on Iowa Council of Economic Advisors

April 4th, 2007
AMES, Iowa - Two members of the Iowa State University Department of Economics have been named by Gov. Chet Culver to the Iowa Council of Economic Advisors. Arne Hallam, economics professor and department chair, and Liesl Eathington, director of the...

Lamkey is new Iowa State Agronomy Department Chair

April 2nd, 2007
AMES, Iowa - Kendall Lamkey, Iowa State University professor of agronomy, has been named chair of the Department of Agronomy effective Feb. 15. Lamkey's appointment will be for three years and may be renewed. He will continue to be director of...

Lecture Series to Celebrate Iowa State Sesquicentennial

March 30th, 2007
AMES, Iowa — A series of lectures associated with the 150th celebration of the founding of Iowa State University and the College of Agriculture begin April 2. Three lectures are scheduled to take place the week of April 2 and will begin a year of...

Asian soybean rust confirmed on soybean plant tissue submitted to Iowa State University

March 13th, 2007
AMES, Iowa — Asian soybean rust has never been identified in an Iowa field since the disease was reported in the continental United States in November 2004. However, the disease now has been conclusively identified on soybean plant tissue, which...

Pages