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Iowa State University Offers Tool to Link Southwest Iowa Farmers and Consumers

June 15th, 2004
Southwest Iowa farmers and consumers have a new tool to help connect to each other through a free service offered by Iowa State University. The directory is available for southwest Iowa's small and mid-size farmers seeking to expand their...

ISU Scientist Participates in June 17 Congressional Briefing — "Farming at the Mercy of Fad Diets"

June 15th, 2004
An Iowa State University scientist will participate in a Congressional briefing June 17 titled "Farming at the Mercy of Fad Diets." Pamela White, university professor of food science and human nutrition and interim dean of the College of...

Miller and Brown to Lead Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Program

June 14th, 2004
Iowa State University Extension and the Colleges of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine are consolidating two administrative positions to better integrate extension programs in agriculture and natural resources. Gerald Miller will become director of...

ISU Corn Pollen Drift Research Shows Importance of Buffer Strips

June 1st, 2004
Final data from an Iowa State University research project looking at corn pollen drift supports the notion that an effective way to decrease unintended pollination is to use buffer strips of corn. Last spring, researchers planted a strip of 24 rows...

Iowa State University Research Farm Field Days Begin June 17

May 25th, 2004
The 50th anniversary of the Northwest Research and Demonstration Farm is the highlight of this season’s Iowa State University field days that begin June 17. Also scheduled are field days devoted to aquaculture, fruit and vegetables, turfgrass,...

2004 Staniforth Lecture in Weed Science June 4 at Iowa State

May 14th, 2004
A world leader in ecological agriculture strategies will visit Iowa State University June 4 to talk about crop diversification and sustainable weed management. Martin Kropff, director general of the Plant Science Group and professor of crop ecology...

Iowa Addresses Soybean Rust Concerns

May 12th, 2004
An Iowa team is developing an action plan to prepare for and respond to a new soybean disease. Asian soybean rust has not been found in North America and experts don't expect it to hit the United States this growing season. The disease could...

Eat Your Vegetables — Especially in Space

May 12th, 2004
A team from Penn State University took home top honors in a space product development contest for a vegetable spread designed for astronauts. The annual competition is sponsored by the NASA Food Technology Commercial Space Center (FTCSC) at Iowa...

Review by Agriculture College Helps Establish Research Priorities

April 21st, 2004
Help keep farmers profitable. Reduce environmental impacts of agriculture. Improve food safety and human nutrition. Provide analysis for public policy decisions. According to Iowans, those are some of the most important things the Iowa State...

Biotech Risk Assessment Expert Joins Iowa State Faculty, Will Speak April 22

April 20th, 2004
A biotechnology risk analyst has joined the Iowa State University agronomy faculty to study risk factors surrounding deployment of genetically modified crops. Jeff Wolt is working in research and extension for ISU's Biosafety Institute for...

Awards Presented by ISU Agriculture Honor Society

April 14th, 2004
Awards were presented Tuesday (April 13) to Iowa State University College of Agriculture faculty, alumni and students by the Iowa Chapter of the Honor Society of Agriculture, known as Gamma Sigma Delta. Eric Hoiberg received the Distinguished...

ISU Agronomy Graduate Student Elected President of National Ag Minority Association

April 7th, 2004
Aaron Jeffries, an Iowa State University agronomy student, was elected president of the national graduate student chapter of Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) at the association's annual conference last...

Global Weather Headed Toward More Extremes, Iowa State University Professor Warns

April 5th, 2004
Hope you don't see another blizzard-filled winter or hot, mosquito-laden summer for awhile? Don't hold your breath, warns an Iowa State University expert on atmospheric science and agricultural meteorology. Gene Takle, ISU professor and...

ISU Seed Lab Receives Quality Assurance Certification

April 1st, 2004
Iowa State University's Seed Testing Lab has reached a first-in-the-nation milestone. It is the first seed-testing laboratory on a university campus to receive ISO 9001:2000 certification. The International Organization for Standardization,...

New Web Site Outlines Emergency Cattle Composting Research

March 23rd, 2004
Ongoing research at Iowa State University is showing composting may be a viable way to dispose of large animal carcasses. A new Web site provides information on the research, preliminary results and guidelines for producers interested in composting...

Native Plant Establishment Field Day Set for March 29

March 17th, 2004
A native plant establishment field day will be held March 29 at the Iowa State University Kelley research and demonstration farm. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resource and Soil Conservation (NRCS) offices of Boone and Story...

ISU College of Agriculture Cosponsors 2004 Minority Conference

March 16th, 2004
Iowa State University is one of the sponsors for the 19th national Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) conference to be held at the Polk County Convention Center in Des Moines March 25-27. The conference is...

Guidelines for Nitrogen Fertilizer Application After Manure Studied

March 11th, 2004
Farmers who apply manure to fields must decide if the corn they'll plant will also need an application of commercial nitrogen fertilizer in order to get the best yields. How do they decide? On-farm research trials led by Iowa State University...

Iowa State University Receives USDA Grant to Improve Biosecurity of Seeds

March 10th, 2004
Iowa State University is the lead institution on a $900,000 federal grant to develop new ways to prevent the spread of diseases carried by seeds. The four-year project, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will develop new techniques to...

New Fact Sheet Series Targets Livestock and Poultry Producers

March 9th, 2004
A new set of 24 fact sheets and related slide presentations is designed to help livestock and poultry producers deal with revised federal regulations for concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO). A national team of 20 land-grant university...

Report Highlights Prospects for U.S. and South American Ag Exports

March 4th, 2004
A weak dollar, high prices and global economic growth bode well for U.S. agricultural exports, according to the 10-year projections of the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI), presented to Congress this week. FAPRI, a policy...

Iowa State Professor Heads American Oil Chemists' Society

March 4th, 2004
Larry Johnson, Iowa State University professor of food science and human nutrition and director of the Center for Crops Utilization Research, has been elected president of the American Oil Chemists’ Society. The society is an international...

Two at Iowa State Honored as Part of State Environmental Awards

February 18th, 2004
Gov. Tom Vilsack Monday (Feb. 16) presented the 2003 Iowa Environmental Excellence Awards at a ceremony in Des Moines. An Iowa State University agricultural engineer and an Iowa State entomologist were among those honored. James Baker, University...

Seed Directories Offer Quality Seed Options for Spring

February 17th, 2004
Looking for quality seeds to plant in 2004? The Iowa Crop Improvement Association (ICIA) has published two seed directories that include listings of corn, native prairie species, oats, soybeans and wheat seeds. The first is the Iowa Seed Directory,...

ISU Animal Science Research Report Available on CD

February 17th, 2004
This year's Iowa State University report on animal agriculture is different from previous annual reports in two ways. First, it includes reports on all animal research done at Iowa State. And second, it is being offered on CD-ROM. "This...

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