News Releases

Iowa State University Nematologist Urges Farmers to Refocus on Soybean Cyst Nematodes

April 16th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Farmers preparing for spring planting would do well to renew their commitment to managing soybean cyst nematodes, according to an Iowa State University plant pathologist. “I’m doing everything I can to convince farmers that we are...

Iowa State University Report Shows Future Promise for Cedar Rapids’ Processing Industries

March 29th, 2018
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AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University, in cooperation with the City of Cedar Rapids, has released a report identifying new, emerging technologies that could...

Retired Iowa State Extension Agricultural Engineer Earns Iowa Master Farmer Exceptional Service Award

March 18th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Mark Hanna, a former extension agricultural engineer at Iowa State University, is the recipient of the 2018 Iowa Master Farmer Exceptional Service Award. The award, which is sponsored by Wallaces Farmer magazine, is presented to...

New Fungus Species Named in Honor of Iowa State University Scientists

March 16th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — An investigation into a bur oak blight in central Iowa has resulted in three Iowa State University scientists being immortalized through scientific names for the previously unknown disease-causing fungi. Thomas Harrington, a...

Iowa State University Researchers Awarded Grant to Study Pollinator Health

March 13th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — A Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research grant will fund a study including Iowa State University to examine possible impacts on pollinators from strips of prairie planted in crop fields. Lisa Schulte Moore, a professor in the...

Amy Asmus to Present Hertz Lecture at Iowa State University April 4

March 13th, 2018
Headshot of Amy Asmus
AMES, Iowa — Amy Asmus, vice president of the chemical supply company Asmus Farm Supply, will present the 2018 Carl and Marjory Hertz Lecture on Emerging Issues in Agriculture April 4 at Iowa State University. Asmus will present, “What Is...

Iowa Sets Goal for Monarch Conservation

March 12th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium has set a goal of acres devoted to monarch butterfly habitat in the state by 2038. “The consortium has worked collaboratively with diverse stakeholders to develop a comprehensive plan to...

Iowa State University Study Finds Return on Investment a Stumbling Block for Widespread Adoption of Cover Crops

March 12th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Despite farmers’ positive perceptions about cover crops and the availability of cost-share programs to incentivize their use, an Iowa State University study shows the return on investment may be the biggest hurdle to overcome for...

Iowa State University Research Finds Wind Farms Positively Impact Crops

March 5th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University researchers have found that wind turbines located in agricultural fields are a plus for the crops growing around them. The overall effects on crops growing in wind farms appear to be positive said Gene Takle,...

ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Presents Outstanding Faculty and Staff Awards

March 2nd, 2018
AMES, Iowa - Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will present awards to faculty and staff on March 8. The award winners include: Andy VanLoocke will receive the Early Achievement in Teaching Award. VanLoocke has been...

Iowa State University Alumni Relations Director Honored by National Women in Agriculture Organization

February 19th, 2018
Melea Reicks Licht (left) is presented the 2018 Spirit of Ruth Award by Kim Stassen, vice president of Sigma Alpha National Sorority Board.
AMES, Iowa -- The director of alumni relations for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University received a national award Feb. 17 from Sigma Alpha, the professional agricultural sorority. The Sigma Alpha National...

Hunter Honored as Emerging Iowa Leader by Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

February 14th, 2018
AMES, Iowa —Jacob Hunter, of Davenport, has been named the 2018 Emerging Iowa Leader by the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Hunter is the agricultural educator and FFA adviser at North Scott High School in...

Farmers for America Screening and Young Farmer Panel Feb. 20 at Iowa State University

February 13th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — A public screening of the documentary, Farmers for America, and a young farmer panel discussion will be held on Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. at the Iowa State University Alumni Center located at 429 Alumni Lane in Ames, Iowa. ...

Harrison County Project to Combat Weeds Resistant to Herbicides

February 13th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Harrison County is home to a new project focused on combating weed resistance as part of a statewide pest resistance management program led by Iowa State University. A team of local farmers, landowners, agronomists, crop advisers,...

Iowa State University Economists Outline Benefits of Reducing Nitrates

February 13th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — A study conducted by the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University explores the potential economic benefits to drinking water, recreation and health through...

Summary Unveiled on 2017 Egg Research

February 5th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — The Egg Industry Center at Iowa State University has released its first year-in-review research report featuring 22 new, ongoing or completed research projects. The report provides brief...

Director Named for Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation at Iowa State University

February 2nd, 2018
AMES, Iowa - Kristine Tidgren has been named the director of the Iowa State University Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation. Tidgren joined the extension-focused center in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences as a staff attorney in...

Big Data for (Sm)all Farmers Workshop to be held in Ames Feb. 26-27

February 2nd, 2018
AMES, Iowa - An Iowa State University workshop will examine how Big Data can benefit agricultural producers Feb. 26-27 at the Scheman Center in Ames. The Big Data for (Sm)all Farmers Workshop was organized to inform farmers of small and medium...

Iowa State University Researchers Feature Latest Science on Damaging Nematodes

February 1st, 2018
AMES, Iowa - A tiny worm that causes billions of dollars in damage to crops like soybeans will be in the scientific spotlight this month thanks to an article written by two Iowa State University plant pathologists. The latest knowledge on how...

Search Launched for Next Dean of Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

January 18th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University has launched the search for the Endowed Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Director of the Iowa Agricultural and Home Economics Experiment Station...

Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Day Set for Jan. 31 at Iowa State University

January 17th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — The spring semester Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Day at Iowa State University has filled with organizations recruiting students on Jan. 31. The job fair is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Iowa State’s Memorial...

Iowa State Graduate Program to Launch First Seed Business Management Short Course February 5-9

January 11th, 2018
AMES, Iowa ‒ The Seed Technology and Business Graduate Program at Iowa State University will launch their first Seed Business Management short course February 5-9. The weeklong short course will focus on the business aspects of the seed industry...

Data from Five Year, Multi-university Sustainable Corn Project Available Online

January 10th, 2018
AMES, Iowa – Researchers who participated in the Sustainable Corn Coordinated Agricultural Project (CAP), which was led by Iowa State University, are providing access to five years of data from the multi-university, corn-based cropping systems...

Iowa State University Researchers Look for Avian Influenza in Small Birds and Rodents

January 2nd, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University research found no evidence that small wild birds and rodents were possible sources of the avian influenza virus that decimated Iowa poultry flocks in 2015. Jim Adelman, an assistant professor in...

Iowa State University Graduate Student Elected to Board to Advance Careers of Underrepresented Scientists

December 28th, 2017
AMES, Iowa – Daniela Flores is the first Iowa State University graduate student elected to serve on the board of directors for the Society for the Advancement of Chicano/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS). The 44 year-old...

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