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Farmstead Building Plans on CD-ROM from MWPS (Midwest Plan Service)

February 14th, 2005
A Farmstead Planning Handbook: Guidelines for Planning and Expanding Agricultural Facilities and Operations, is available on CD-ROM from MWPS (MidWest Plan Service) at Iowa State University. The handbook provides guidelines from concept to...

Fifth Pesek Colloquium on Sustainable Agriculture Planned

February 14th, 2005
The fifth John Pesek Colloquium on Sustainable Agriculture, which honors Pesek, a retired Iowa State University agronomy professor, will be March 9-10. Hunter Lovins will be the featured speaker at two events. She is the president of Natural...

2005 MWPS (Midwest Plan Service) Catalog Available

January 31st, 2005
The MWPS (MidWest Plan Service) at Iowa State University has released its 2005 catalog, featuring free and low-cost, agricultural-related materials and building plans developed by experts from universities throughout the United States. The free MWPS...

Team Investigates Plant Problems

January 28th, 2005
Know the difference between black knot and black spot? If not, you may want to contact the Iowa State University Plant Disease Clinic. Paula Flynn and Christine Engelbrecht in the lab. Last year almost 5,000 Iowans did just that. The clinic received...

Native Species Directory Assures Quality and Origin of Seed

January 28th, 2005
Are you looking for quality native seed to plant this year? The Iowa Crop Improvement Association (ICIA) has published the Native Species Directory as a resource for finding quality seeds that are native to the state of Iowa. The Native Species...

Iowa State Grant Gives Asian Soybean Rust Detection a Boost

January 27th, 2005
Tracking the spread of Asian soybean rust and other plant diseases that may threaten U.S. agriculture has gotten a boost in the form of a $900,000 grant to Iowa State University. A team of researchers led by plant epidemiologist Forrest Nutter plan...

ISU College of Agriculture Presents Awards to Faculty, Staff

January 18th, 2005
Forrest Nutter, Plant Pathology, (515) 294-8737, fwn@iastate.edu Ed Adcock, Communications Service, (515) 294-2314, edadcock@iastate.eduThe College of Agriculture at...

ISU College of Agriculture Presents Awards to Faculty, Staff

January 18th, 2005
The College of Agriculture at Iowa State University presented annual awards to faculty and staff at its spring semester convocation on Wednesday. Award winners were: Diane Birt, distinguished professor of food science and human nutrition and...

ISU Expert Leads Report on Agricultural Trade Reforms for World Bank

January 13th, 2005
A World Bank report points to agricultural trade protection as a continuing problem in ongoing global trade negotiations, especially for developing countries. John Beghin, an agricultural trade expert at Iowa State, was recently enlisted by the...

Equine Facilities Focus of MWPS (Midwest Plan Service) Book

January 11th, 2005
A new book on building facilities to house, show, breed and raise horses is available from MWPS (MidWest Plan Service). The "Horse Facilities Handbook (MWPS-60)" offers the latest facts about planning and constructing facilities for all...

Iowa Crop Performance Tests to See Changes in 2005

December 20th, 2004
Del Koch, Iowa Crop ImprovemenSeveral changes are in store next year for the Iowa Crop Performance Tests for corn and soybeans, the statewide program that evaluates the performance of crop varieties. The tests, which are conducted cooperatively by...

12 Iowa State Students Taking Winter Break Trip to Antarctica

December 20th, 2004
College students often spend their holiday breaks in search of warm weather. But a group of 12 Iowa State University students is doing the opposite - to the extreme. They're headed to Antarctica, leaving Dec. 25 and returning Jan. 8. Average...

Gifts to College of Agriculture Result in $1 million in Scholarships

December 14th, 2004
The College of Agriculture and its departments awarded more than $1 million in scholarships for the 2004-2005 academic year. "Support for students allows our academic departments to recruit and retain the best and the brightest students,"...

Iowa State to Work with FAO on International Seed Issues

December 13th, 2004
An agreement to work on seed issues worldwide has been signed by officials in the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. The FAO leads international efforts to defeat...

Iowa Seed Directory Offers Quality Seed Options for Spring

December 10th, 2004
Are you looking for quality seed to plant in 2005? The Iowa Crop Improvement Association (ICIA) recently published the Iowa Seed Directory as a resource for finding quality seeds of barley, native prairie species, oat, soybean and triticale. The...

New Iowa State Program will Assist with Nutrient Management Plans

December 6th, 2004
A new program at Iowa State University will make it easier for livestock producers across the country to get help when developing comprehensive nutrient management plans that are required for participation in some federal farm programs....

ISU Agronomy Department Recognized by Agronomic Societies

December 2nd, 2004
The Iowa State University agronomy department received numerous national awards at the 2004 annual meetings of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) Oct. 31 – Nov. 4...

ISU Professor Named Fellow of Agronomy Society

December 2nd, 2004
Jeff Wolt, Iowa State University agronomy professor, has been named a fellow of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA). The award was presented at the 2004 annual meetings of ASA, Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) and Soil Science Society of...

ISU Professor Named President of Crop Science Society of America

December 2nd, 2004
Steve Fales, Iowa State University professor and chair of the agronomy department, has been named the 2004-2005 president elect of the Crop Science Society of America (CSSA). Fales took office at the annual meetings of CSSA, held in conjunction with...

ISU Initiative Targets Iowa's Top-ranked Corn, Soybean Growers

December 1st, 2004
The Corn and Soybean Initiative is a new effort at Iowa State University to better serve the needs of Iowa's number-one-in-the-nation corn and soybean growers. "Iowa has the best crop producers in the country and they just keep getting...

ISU Professor Recognized for her Work on Rural Social Issues

November 22nd, 2004
A sociology professor at Iowa State University has been recognized twice in recent weeks for her leadership in addressing important rural social issues. Cornelia Flora, a Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of Agriculture and Sociology and...

Iowa State Joins Science Education Program

November 18th, 2004
Iowa State University is part of a national effort to improve undergraduate science education by addressing complex civic challenges in society. A team of six faculty members and one graduate student is working on developing three courses that will...

ISU Expert Looks at Hurricanes as Asian Soybean Rust Carrier

November 18th, 2004
This year's unusually active hurricane season may have provided the conduit for Asian soybean rust to land in the United States, says an Iowa State University expert on the disease. X.B. Yang, Iowa State plant pathologist, said the unusual...

Iowa State Equine Program Recognized with AQHA Legacy Award

November 17th, 2004
The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) has presented its 2004 Legacy Award to the Iowa State University Department of Animal Science equine program. Peggy Miller, associate professor in animal science and the head of the department’s horse...

Brazilian Expert to Speak About Asian Soybean Rust

November 15th, 2004
Alvaro Almeida will speak about soybean rust control strategies in Brazil at a seminar tomorrow at 4 p.m. in 127 Curtiss Hall at Iowa State University. Almeida is research leader for Asian soybean rust at EMBRAPA Soja in Londrina, Brazil. EMBRAPA is...

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