2014 News & Featured Stories Archive

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Schnable to Lead Iowa State’s Plant Sciences Institute

February 6th, 2014
Ames, Iowa — Patrick Schnable, Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, has been named director of the Plant...

Livestock Production Program for 4-H to be Developed

February 6th, 2014
AMES, Iowa — Youth participating in 4-H are the focus of a new Iowa State University livestock education program. Amy Powell was recently hired to help develop an online curriculum to teach...

North Central Aquaculture Conference Integrates Research with Real-world Experiences

January 29th, 2014
AMES, Iowa — The 2014 North Central Aquaculture Conference will be held Feb. 22-23 in Toledo, Ohio. The conference is presented by the North Central Regional Aquaculture Center (NCRAC) and the Aquaculture Associations of Indiana, Michigan and Ohio...

Project Seeks Cropping Systems that Profit Farmers, Provide Food and Fuel and Scrub Carbon Out of the Air

January 27th, 2014
AMES, Iowa — Cropping systems that are profitable for farmers and balance societal needs for food, feed, fuel, energy and clean air and water are the focus and challenge of Iowa State University’s Landscape Biomass Project. “My dad always said...

ISU Researchers Sequence Genome of a Soybean Fungus Responsible for Sudden Death Syndrome

January 21st, 2014
AMES, Iowa — Researchers at Iowa State University have generated a draft genome sequence of Fusarium virguliforme, a pathogen that causes sudden death syndrome (SDS) in soybeans. Using this draft genome sequence, the scientists have identified...

Iowa State University Agricultural Job Fair Set for Feb. 5

January 21st, 2014
AMES, Iowa — The spring version of the Agriculture Career Day at Iowa State University offers a “second chance” for students who may have missed last fall’s record-breaking job fair. The event is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 5...

Helmers Named to Dean’s Professorship in Agriculture and Life Sciences

January 21st, 2014
AMES, Iowa — Matthew Helmers, an associate professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering at Iowa State University, has been named to the Dean's Professorship in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. A ceremony honoring Helmers was...

ISU's Iowa Nutrient Research Center Launches Website

January 16th, 2014
AMES, Iowa — A website for the Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University provides information on research projects underway to improve nutrient management practices on Iowa farms. The...

Iowa State Project Aims to Reduce Major Cause of Soil Erosion on Iowa Farm Fields

January 15th, 2014
AMES, Iowa — Now you see them; now you don’t. Different from permanent gullies, ephemeral gullies, formed in fields by running water, are erased when a farmer tills the soil, but reappear when another significant rain event occurs. Ephemeral...

Corn Belt Farmer Perspectives on Climate and Agriculture Summarized in New Report

January 10th, 2014
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AMES, Iowa — A new report on farmer perspectives on climate and agriculture, gathered in a 2012 survey of nearly 5,000 farmers from 11 Corn Belt states, presents survey results by watershed. “...