2011 News & Featured Stories Archive

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New Pest Monitoring Website by Iowa State University Simplifies Management of Crop Pests

April 14th, 2011
AMES, Iowa — Timely management of crop pests is essential for growers to minimize crop damage and ensure maximum yield potential. But with larger farms and unpredictable pest migrations, monitoring fields for insects and other crop pests is easier...

Iowa State Invites High School Student Teams to Register for New Crop Scouting Competition Taking Place This Summer

April 14th, 2011
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University Corn and Soybean Initiative seeks team applicants and adult leaders for a new program designed to give high school students a taste of what it takes to be a modern farmer. The 2011 Iowa Crop Scouting...

FarmHouse Fraternity at Iowa State Named Chapter of Distinction

April 13th, 2011
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University chapter of FarmHouse Fraternity has received the North American Interfraternity Conference Chapter Award of Distinction. The award was presented at the conference's annual meeting in Washington, D.C. on...

Company Licenses Novel Biotech Method Co-developed at Iowa State University and University of Minnesota

April 8th, 2011
AMES, Iowa — An improved molecular tool for precisely modifying DNA in living cells could allow researchers to better introduce genes for disease resistance in crops or develop safer gene therapies to treat human diseases. Technology co-developed by...

Egg Industry Center Hosts Issues Forum April 7

March 31st, 2011
AMES, Iowa — Food safety, animal welfare, hen housing and environmental quality will be the focus of the third annual egg industry issues forum hosted by Iowa State University's Egg Industry Center. "The goal of the forum is to update or...

Iowa State Student Teams Place High at National Agriculture Conference

March 31st, 2011
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University students competing at the National Postsecondary Agricultural Student Organization Conference earned second- and third-place finishes in career-oriented contests. One of two Iowa State teams competing in College...

Iowa State Plant Pathologist to Coordinate Extension Component of Multi-state Soybean Project

March 29th, 2011
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University is part of a team that was awarded a U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA) grant to create new disease management technologies to improve the sustainability of...

Iowa State University Professor Reappointed to USDA Air Quality Task Force

March 21st, 2011
AMES, Iowa — Hongwei Xin, professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering and director of the Egg Industry Center at Iowa State University, has been reappointed to a two-year term on the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Air...

James Borel to Present Hertz Lecture at Iowa State University April 6

March 14th, 2011
AMES, Iowa — James Borel, executive vice president of DuPont, will present the 2011 Carl and Marjory Hertz Lecture on Emerging Issues in Agriculture April 6 at Iowa State University. Borel will present "How Agricultural Innovation and...

AgDiscovery Program Seeks Teens for Summer Learning Experience

March 10th, 2011
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) invite youth interested in studying animals to apply for the AgDiscovery program. APHIS is partnering with 13...

U.S. Pork Center of Excellence Offers "Hogs, Pigs and Pork" Resource Library Via eXtension

March 7th, 2011
AMES, Iowa — Looking for a reliable place to find all information related to pigs, pork and hog production? The U.S. Pork Center of Excellence (USPCE) has a solution. It supplies the content for the "Hogs, Pigs and Pork" Community of...

Interim Director to Change at Iowa State's Leopold Center

March 4th, 2011
AMES, Iowa — Lois Wright Morton is stepping down as interim director of Iowa State University's Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture to lead a regional research project on climate and agriculture. On a short-term basis, Mark Honeyman, a...

Training Scheduled to Meet New Requirement to Sell Morel Mushrooms

February 28th, 2011
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University has scheduled a series of certification workshops in April for people who want to sell morel mushrooms. "The aim of the workshops is to help assure that misidentified mushrooms are not sold as morels. People...

Harrisvaccines receives entrepreneurial award

February 24th, 2011
AMES, Iowa — Harrisvaccines Inc. received the Tibbetts award from the Small Business Administration (SBA) for its technological innovation, entrepreneurship and economic impact. "This award represents the culmination of an effort we began six...

Business Incubator Program Supports Undergrad Entrepreneurs

February 22nd, 2011
AMES, Iowa — Undergraduate students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have a unique opportunity to develop their business ideas through the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiatives' Student Incubator. The new program gives...

Iowa State wins $20 million grant to research impacts of climate on corn-based cropping systems

February 18th, 2011
AMES, Iowa - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA) has awarded a $20 million grant to Iowa State University for regional research on keeping Midwest cornfields resilient in the face of...

Student Team Wins Ninth Turf Bowl Title in 10 Years

February 14th, 2011
AMES, Iowa — A Iowa State University Turf Club student team won first place at the 2011 Collegiate Turf Bowl Competition at the annual Golf Course Superintendents Association of America Education Conference on Feb. 10 in Orlando. This is the ninth...

Iowa State Professor Presented Aquatic Science Award

February 14th, 2011
AMES, Iowa — John Downing, a professor of ecology, evolution, and organismal biology at Iowa State University, was honored today by the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography. Downing was presented the society's Ruth Patrick Award...

Iowa State University Earns Accreditation Status with Professional Landcare Network

February 11th, 2011
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University has recently earned accreditation status with the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET). PLANET's accreditation program is driven by the needs of the landscape industry. It provides local and national...

Leopold Center's Pirog Accepts New Position at Michigan State

February 8th, 2011
AMES, Iowa — Rich Pirog, associate director of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University, has accepted a position at Michigan State University. Pirog will become senior associate director of the Center for Sustainable...

ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Recognizes Outstanding Faculty and Staff

February 8th, 2011
AMES, Iowa - The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University presented annual awards to faculty and staff at its spring semester convocation on Feb. 7. Award winners include: Lee Kilmer, Iowa State professor of animal science,...

Iowa State's Spring Ag Career Day Rescheduled for Feb. 3

January 31st, 2011
AMES, Iowa — The spring Ag Career Day has been rescheduled due to the expected winter storm. The event, which was scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 2, will instead take place Thursday, Feb. 3, at the same time and place: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the...

Iowa State University's Spring Ag Career Day Set for Feb. 2

January 19th, 2011
AMES, Iowa — The spring version of Ag Career Day will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Memorial Union on the Iowa State University campus. The job fair is open to Iowa State students, alumni and the general public. Mike Gaul, director...

Freshwater Methane Release Changes Greenhouse Gas Equation

January 6th, 2011
AMES, Iowa — An international team of scientists has released data indicating that greenhouse gas uptake by continents is less than previously thought because of methane emissions from freshwater areas. John Downing, an Iowa State University...

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