News Releases

Iowa State research on swine sire fertility has implications for cattle, humans

March 22nd, 2022
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AMES, Iowa — Sire infertility is a problem for the reproductive performance of swine, despite the greater attention that has long been given to the female side of the equation. “We know that 25% of the boar herd has less than 80% conception...

AGCO announces collaboration with Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University

March 22nd, 2022
AMES, Iowa — AGCO Corporation, an international leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery and precision ag technology, today announced its association with the Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State...

Solving the complex puzzle of dissolved phosphorus loss from farmland

March 21st, 2022
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AMES, Iowa — A research project by Iowa State University soil scientists provides new insight into the complex picture of phosphorus loss from farmland and evidence proving phosphorus runoff is often underestimated. One of the project’s primary...

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences presents 2022 awards to faculty and staff

March 11th, 2022
AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences honored faculty and staff with awards in teaching, advising, research, extension and outreach, diversity and global engagement during a ceremony on March 10. ...

Peterson Genetics partners with the Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University

March 10th, 2022
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AMES, Iowa — Peterson Genetics, Inc. has joined the Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University as an industry partner. In this role, Peterson Genetics, headquartered in Cedar Falls, Iowa, will provide financial support to the center and...

Four CALS graduate students receive Brown Graduate Fellowships

March 8th, 2022
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Four College of Agriculture and Life Sciences graduate students are among the 12 Iowa State University graduate students selected to receive $120,000 in Brown Graduate Fellowship Program funding to support strategic university research over the...

Iowa State part of wide-ranging study exploring links between health of soils, plants, humans

March 7th, 2022
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AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University is part of a new study funded by the Foundation for...

Timothy A. Wise presents 2022 Shivvers Memorial Lecture, April 4

March 3rd, 2022
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AMES, Iowa — Author and agriculture policy researcher, Timothy A. Wise, will present the 2022 Shivvers Memorial Lecture, Eating Tomorrow: Climate Change...

Iowa State ag education teacher’s efforts recognized with Golden Owl Award

February 22nd, 2022
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AMES, Iowa – What he thought was just a meeting was actually a surprise award presentation in recognition of his teaching efforts. Jon Davis, assistant teaching professor in Iowa State University’s ...

Food and fuel required to meet global challenges, say ag leaders

January 31st, 2022
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AMES, Iowa — Food and fuel -- not food versus fuel -- is the focus of a hopeful new commentary in the peer-reviewed scientific journal “Nature Sustainability,” authored by innovative thought leaders in agriculture from Iowa State University and...

Graduate student awarded national fellowship to support scientific career

January 21st, 2022
Logan Ott wearing a white lab coat, sitting next to a counter in a laboratory. A microscope and computer screen with an image on it are in the background.
AMES, Iowa - From computer science to microbiology, Logan Ott has found his calling in the research lab and recently received funding for his work to fight the threat of antimicrobial resistance. Ott, graduate student in the interdepartmental...

Applications being accepted for Iowa State's AgDiscovery Program

January 21st, 2022
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AMES, Iowa – Iowa high school students interested in careers in veterinary medicine, animal science, laboratory technology and wildlife ecology are encouraged to apply for the AgDiscovery 2022 program at Iowa State University. AgDiscovery will...

Iowa State University innovator gaining national interest for new ‘healthy’ fat technology

January 18th, 2022
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AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University meat scientist is a leading innovator in the search for new fats that offer more choices to health-conscious consumers. Rodrigo Tarté, an assistant professor in the Department of Animal Science, is at the...

Second round of Grants awarded in Agricultural Genome-to-Phenome Research

January 13th, 2022
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Ames, IA The Agricultural Genome to Phenome Initiative has awarded 11 grants to institutions across the country for projects that help advance multidisciplinary crop and livestock genetics research. “The AG2PI project’s...

Iowa Nutrient Research Center Spring 2022 Water Quality Research Seminar series will ‘Focus on Phosphorus’

January 11th, 2022
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AMES, Iowa – This spring, the Iowa Nutrient Research Center’s water quality research seminar series will “Focus on Phosphorus,” beginning Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022. The presentations will take place the fourth Wednesday of each month, from 3:10-4:...

Iowa Nutrient Research Center Researcher Directory facilitates connection to Iowa scientists

January 6th, 2022
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AMES, Iowa - A new Researcher Directory being launched this week highlights Iowa scientists engaged in nutrient reduction research. The online search tool is hosted by the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, at...

Iowa State University researchers discover new approach to fight Salmonella in poultry

December 16th, 2021
AMES, Iowa — Researchers in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Iowa State University have discovered an innovative approach to fight bacteria and their antimicrobial resistance in poultry by exploiting linkages between the gut...

Planning grant sows seeds for future urban tree diversity

December 6th, 2021
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An Iowa State University researcher is leading a national USDA Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) planning grant to dig up the dirt on low tree diversity in urban areas. Only six species comprise the majority of trees planted along...

Researchers work to make spray application more cost-effective, sustainable for apple growers

December 3rd, 2021
Rows of apple trees. Tractor-pulled airblast sprayer traveling between the rows of trees.
AMES, Iowa - Spraying pesticides in apple orchards can prove beneficial in the fight against harmful pests and diseases. The question is what is the best method and timing of spraying in order to make the most impact with the least negative...

Iowa State University partners with Mary Greeley Medical Center to provide advanced nursing education

November 18th, 2021
New partnership will offer paid tuition for the hospital’s registered nurses AMES, IA — Iowa State University has announced a new partnership with the Mary Greeley Medical Center that will advance the profession of nursing in both the community...

Watershed game app developed by Iowa State reaching wide audience as platform for fun, learning

November 18th, 2021
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AMES, Iowa — It’s a computer game for teenagers. It’s a web-based learning application for college ag and natural resource classes. It’s a training tool for professional conservation planners. It’s PEWI! People in Ecosystems Watershed...

Amy Kaleita named chair of the Iowa State University Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

November 15th, 2021
Amy Kaleita
AMES, Iowa – Amy Kaleita has been named chair of the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABE) at Iowa State University. Kaleita currently serves as the department interim chair and her permanent appointment will officially begin...

National USDA Multistate Excellence in Research Award recognizes Iowa State soil scientist

November 15th, 2021
AMES, Iowa — Robert Horton, who holds the Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professorship in Agriculture and Life Sciences in agronomy at Iowa State University, is one of the senior scientists recognized by USDA with its national Multistate...

Pipeline study shows soil compaction and crop yield impacts in construction right-of-way

November 11th, 2021
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AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University study looking at the impacts of soil disturbance and early remediation practices from construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline finds significant soil compaction and gradual recovery of crop yield in the...

Iowa State and Alliant Energy collaborate on solar farm

November 4th, 2021
AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University and Alliant Energy will collaborate on a solar farm to be established on university land south of Ames. The Iowa Board of Regents has approved a request from Iowa...