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Harrison County Project Finds Local Weeds Resist Common Herbicides

June 17th, 2019
AMES, Iowa — Initial tests on weed seeds collected from Harrison County farm fields show resistance to common herbicides. “These results suggest that herbicide-resistant weeds are common in Harrison County and will continue to spread,” said...

Corteva Partners with Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University

June 11th, 2019
AMES, Iowa — Corteva has joined the Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University as an industry partner. In this role, Corteva will have a seat on the...

Iowa Nutrient Research Center Names New Assistant Director

June 6th, 2019
Headshot of Kay Stefanik
AMES, Iowa – A water quality researcher at Ohio State University has been hired as the assistant director of the Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University. Kay C. Stefanik will begin...

Science (and Art) Reveal New Insights on Root Growth at Iowa State University

June 5th, 2019
AMES, IA – An Iowa State University researcher has identified a protein as a key regulator of plant root growth, representing a significant step towards understanding the complex, underlying processes that influence development of root cells. ...

Iowa State Agricultural Education and Studies Department Helps African Professors Teach Plant Breeding

June 4th, 2019
AMES, Iowa – A project to help professors in Africa train future plant breeders has created a collaborative curriculum for future educators, thanks to a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation three-year grant for $750,000 for the agricultural education...

Student Program Celebrates 10 Years of Working with the United Nations in Rome

May 21st, 2019
AMES, Iowa – For the past 10 years Iowa State University students have worked with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in Rome as part of the Dean’s Global Agriculture and Food Leadership program. “We wanted to...

Iowa State University Dairy Farm Open House June 14

May 15th, 2019
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University Dairy Farm will celebrate its 11th annual open house on June 14 from 7 a.m. - noon at the ISU Dairy Farm. The event celebrates June Dairy Month and is open to the public. Tours will be given every 20...

Iowa State, Hy-Line Scientist Uses Genomics to Transform Poultry Breeding

May 14th, 2019
Animal science researchers talking in lab setting with computers and pictures of chickens behind them..
AMES, IA – In poultry breeding, the ability to more quickly and accurately select chickens whose offspring will have the best health, egg production and egg quality benefits producers and consumers alike. Research applying advances in the field...

Syngenta Joins Partnership with Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University

May 14th, 2019
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University is pleased to announce Syngenta as its latest industry partner. In this role, Syngenta will have a seat on the ISRC’s industry advisory council, which advises the center on its...

Film Produced by Iowa State University Scientist on Science and Beauty of Seeds to be Shown June 16

May 13th, 2019
Seeds in India
AMES, Iowa — A film showcasing the science and beauty of seeds, produced by an Iowa State University seed scientist, is set for a public viewing at Reiman Gardens.  “Seeds! Diversity of Wonder,” will be screened at 6 p.m. June 16 at the gardens...

Iowa State, Iowa Soybean Association Offer New Way to View On-Farm Research Data

May 6th, 2019
AMES, IA – Iowa State University and the Iowa Soybean Association have teamed up to develop a new, web-based resource as an easy-to-use portal where producers can find the results of hundreds of on-farm research trials conducted by the association...

One Major and Eight Students Equals Four Sets of Twins Graduating in Agricultural Business

May 6th, 2019
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will graduate four sets of twins majoring in agricultural business this spring. All eight students come from agricultural backgrounds and have strong bonds with one another. The students took time from...

CPM Donates $2.6 Million to Iowa State University Feed Mill Project

May 6th, 2019
AMES, Iowa — California Pellet Mill (CPM), the world's leading supplier of animal feed processing equipment, is donating nearly $2.6 million in equipment to a new educational and research facility for feed milling and grain science at Iowa State...

Study Shows Humble Road Ditches Can Play Powerful Nutrient Reduction Role

May 1st, 2019
Iowa City, Iowa — New research suggests that water quality challenges in Iowa and nationally would be even greater if it weren’t for a little appreciated feature of the landscape: road ditches. “Road ditches are human-made, hydrologic pathways...

Leopold Center at Iowa State University Seeks Spencer Award Nominations

April 29th, 2019
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University’s Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture seeks nominations for its annual sustainable agriculture award. Nominations for the 2019 Spencer Award for Sustainable...

Agriculture Honor Society Presents Awards to Iowa State Alumni, Faculty and Students

April 29th, 2019
AMES, Iowa - Gamma Sigma Delta, the Iowa Chapter of the Honor Society of Agriculture, presented awards to Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumni, faculty and students on April 23. Mission Awards were presented to...

Iowa State University Medallion Ceremony Celebrates Installation of Robison as College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Endowed Dean’s Chair

April 25th, 2019
AMES, Iowa — A medallion ceremony in the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences celebrated the installation of Daniel Robison as the holder of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Endowed Dean’s Chair. Iowa State...

Iowa State University-based Distillers Grains Technology Council to Host Research Symposium

April 24th, 2019
AMES, Iowa — The Distillers Grains Technology Council, administered at Iowa State University, will cover the latest research for industries that produce and use distillers grains at its annual symposium. “Our goal is to bring together industry...

Iowa State University Part of Innovative Consortium to Reduce Post-Harvest Loss and Food Waste

April 17th, 2019
AMES, Iowa — Food loss and waste is a global problem that negatively impacts the bottom line of businesses and farmers, wastes limited resources and damages the environment. The Foundation for Food and...

BASF Partners with the Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University

April 11th, 2019
AMES, IA – BASF is joining the Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University as an industry partner to support emerging technology and innovations to help soybean growers produce high yielding, high quality soybeans. “We welcome and...

Iowa State Senior Receives LEADing Change Agent Award

April 8th, 2019
AMES, Iowa – An Iowa State University student has received the U.S. Forest Service LEADing Change Agent award. Megan Kemp, a senior in agronomy and global resource systems, was one of five students nationwide to receive the award during the...

Egg Industry Center at Iowa State University Releases Egg Cost Study

April 8th, 2019
Eggs in processing plant
AMES, Iowa — The Egg Industry Center at Iowa State University has released a study that seeks to fill an 18-year-old gap in information important to the U.S. egg industry. The study helps egg...

Research Helps Farmers Succeed with Prairie

April 2nd, 2019
Professor Laura Jackson shows off long prairie roots at a prairie field day
AMES, Iowa – More landowners are interested in planting strips of deep-rooted prairie within crop fields or on marginal land as an effective soil conservation and water quality practice. But they need reliable answers about the costs and benefits...

Newly Formed Iowa State University Club Takes Home State and National Awards

April 2nd, 2019
AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State University Professional Agricultural Student Organization (PAS), that was formed just last year, has won national and state award competitions. “Iowa State has been attending PAS competitions for several years, but...

Iowa State University Featured in New Report Identifying How to Supercharge Ag Science

March 27th, 2019
Iowa State University swine genetic researchers Jack Dekkers and Chris Tuggle handling young pigs
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University is highlighted in a new report issued today that shows how U.S. farmers—facing a surge of weather events and disease outbreaks—can increase production and revenues with innovations produced by federally funded...