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Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine and Natural Resources News from Iowa State University

March 26th, 2002
RESEARCH PROVIDES CLUES TO FUNGAL DISEASE IN CEREAL CROPS An Iowa State University plant pathology professor has discovered a way to make the effects of pathogens on host crop plants a bit easier to understand. Roger Wise is a USDA research...

Iowa State Researchers Work with Farmers to Cut Fertilizer Rates

March 26th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Research during the past decade has shown that most corn producers could substantially reduce rates of commercial fertilizer if they delayed application until after plants emerge. Additional supporting evidence was collected in...

Astronaut and Iowa State Graduate on Campus April 11

March 25th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — An astronaut who earned a master's degree in aerospace engineering from Iowa State University will return to campus April 11 to participate in educational programming and a public reception. Clayton Anderson graduated from...

Where's Agriculture Headed and Why Care?

March 24th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Why should urban and suburban dwellers care about where agriculture is headed in Iowa? The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture is working with Ecumenical Ministries of Iowa, National Catholic Rural Life and other partners to...

Unlocking the Mysteries of Soybean Seed Composition

March 24th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Mark Westgate knows his research won't earn him a spot on the "Amazing Discoveries" television program. It doesn't have flash and pizzazz. But the way he sees it, slow and steady wins the race. "Sometimes it...

Turf Bowl Team Wins First Place

March 14th, 2002
Ames, Iowa - Iowa State University student teams placed first, second and eleventh at the Eighth Annual Collegiate Turf Bowl Competition held Feb. 8 in Orlando, Fla. The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America sponsored the contest...

ISU Plant Scientists Develop Metabolic Mapping Technique

March 6th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University plant science faculty have developed a way to map how a soybean seed makes protein. They intend to use the findings to optimize nutrients found in soybeans that are used in livestock feed. The researchers...

Ames, Iowa - Iowa State University student teams placed first, second and eleventh at the Eighth Annual Collegiate Turf Bowl Competition held Feb. 8 in Orlando, Fla. The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America sponsored the contest.

March 6th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Charlotte Bronson has been named chair of the Department of Plant Pathology at Iowa State University. Bronson, who has been a faculty member in the department since 1982, will begin a three-year term on April 1. She also is the...

Second Pesek Colloquium on Sustainable Agriculture Planned

March 5th, 2002
AMES, Iowa - The second John Pesek Colloquium on Sustainable Agriculture will take place March 26 and 27, with the winner of the 2001 World Food Prize as the featured speaker at two events. Per Pinstrup-Andersen is director general of the...

AMES, Iowa - The second John Pesek Colloquium on Sustainable Agriculture will take place March 26 and 27, with the winner of the 2001 World Food Prize as the featured speaker at two events.

March 5th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Wes Jackson, president, and Stan Cox, senior research scientist, of The Land Institute in Salina will speak at Iowa State University March 11 and 12 about their work in agroecosystems. The presentations are scheduled for 12:10-1 p...

ISU Leads Natural Resources Project with Native American Colleges

February 28th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University will lead a $3.8 million partnership to strengthen natural resources education in communities served by Native American colleges in the middle Missouri River watershed. The $3,876,000 grant was awarded by the U...

ISU Plant Scientists Awarded $5.5 million for Plant Genome Research

February 24th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University faculty affiliated with the Plant Sciences Institute have received five research grants totaling $5.5 million in the National Science Foundation's Plant Genome Research Program. They are among 24 new...

Pioneer to Endow Maize Breeding Chair at Iowa State

February 12th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc. has made a gift to endow a faculty chair in maize breeding in the College of Agriculture at Iowa State University. The creation of the Pioneer Hi-Bred International Endowed Chair in Maize...

Seed Directory Offers Quality Choices to Gardeners and Farmers

February 12th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Are you looking for a listing of quality seeds for 2002? The Iowa Seed Directory is a resource that helps farmers and gardeners find seeds of native prairie species, oats, soybeans and other crops. The Iowa Seed Directory is...

Seed Technology Conference Focuses on Status of GMO Seed

February 12th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — The 24th annual Seed Technology Conference at Iowa State University will focus on the status of genetically modified seeds throughout the world. "We'll be looking at GMO seed issues around the world, which includes the...

Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine and Natural Resources News from Iowa State University

February 12th, 2002
THE COST OF FOOD SELF-SUFFICIENCY AND AGRICULTURAL PROTECTION IN SOUTH KOREA Food security was an issue during World Trade Organization meetings last November. South Korea is one of several developing countries that wants to maintain self-...

Animal Olympics Teaches ISU Students Livestock-handling Skills

February 11th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — "Let the games begin," will take on a different meaning at the Iowa State University Teaching Farm this week. On Friday, 160 students will attempt to herd sheep, drive cattle or move pigs and receive scores on how well...

Fall-applied Nitrogen May Not Help Corn

February 10th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — There is evidence that nitrogen fertilizer applied last fall may not be much help to corn plants this summer, according to Iowa State University researchers. Soil samples were collected in mid-December from three fields that...

Report Recommends Air-quality standards for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations

February 7th, 2002
A new joint report from a team of scientists at The University of Iowa and Iowa State University recommends that the Iowa Department of Natural Resources develop ambient air-quality standards for concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs)...

ISU Conference Feb. 28 Examines Global Grain, Meat Demand

February 7th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — International experts will analyze the prospects for global food production and the implications for Midwestern agriculture in an Iowa State University conference, "Growing Ambitions: Prospects for Global Grain and Meat...

ISU College Presents Awards to Agriculture Faculty, Staff

February 6th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — The College of Agriculture at Iowa State University presented annual awards to faculty and staff at its spring semester convocation on Feb. 7. Award winners were: Animal science professor Curtis Youngs received the Outstanding...

Study Details Ways to Reduce Risks to Water Resources from Waste Lagoons and Basins

January 29th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — A recent study on waste lagoons and basins, by researchers at Iowa State University and the National Soil Tilth Laboratory, has found that the structures pose potential risks to Iowa's water resources and that "common...

"Prices, Policy and the WTO," is Agricultural Forum Topic March 1

January 23rd, 2002
AMES, Iowa — "Prices, Policy, and the WTO," the Agricultural Forum 2002 at Iowa State University, will focus on the effort to align U.S. farm policy with commitments to world trade. The March 1 forum, sponsored by the Center for...

Leopold Center Hosts Innovative Japanese Farmer Feb. 5

January 23rd, 2002
AMES, Iowa — A Japanese farmer who developed a sustainable crop system after watching wild ducks in his rice paddies will share his ideas and experiences at a Feb. 5 seminar and discussion at Iowa State University. The Leopold Center for...

Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine and Natural Resources News from Iowa State University

January 14th, 2002
PROMISING NEW ISU SOY PLASTICS CAN DAMPEN SOUND, VIBRATION Chemists associated with the Center for Crops Utilization Research at Iowa State University are developing unique, new plastics based on soybean oil. The Iowa Soybean Promotion Board (...

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