News Releases

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...

Iowa Growers Support New ISU Research on Soybean Rust

November 11th, 2004
With financial commitment from the Iowa Soybean Promotion Board, Iowa State University will fund new research on soybean rust, a potentially devastating fungal disease that was found for the first time in North America this week. On Wednesday, the U...

ISU Experts Respond to Confirmation of Asian Soybean Rust in Louisiana

November 11th, 2004
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) confirmed yesterday that Asian Soybean Rust has been found in Louisiana, the first known incidence of the disease in North America. Asian soybean rust is an aggressive fungal disease that can reduce soybean...

2004 Pierre Lecture in Soil Science Nov. 16 at Iowa State

November 10th, 2004
An expert in carbon sequestration and management will discuss the impacts of soil carbon on climate and world food issues Nov. 16 at Iowa State University. Rattan Lal, director of the Carbon Management and Sequestration Center at The Ohio State...

ISU Experts Available to Speak About Asian Soybean Rust

November 10th, 2004
The U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed today that Asian Soybean Rust has been found in Louisiana, the first known incidence of the disease in North America. Iowa State University has experts who can be contacted about Asian Soybean Rust and...

College of Agriculture Associate Dean Honored at FFA Convention

October 29th, 2004
The Honorary American FFA Degree was presented to Eric Hoiberg today at the 77th National FFA Convention being held in Louisville this week. The award is presented to those who advance agricultural education and FFA. Hoiberg is the associate dean of...

Monsanto Gift Establishes Graduate Student Fellowship at ISU

October 29th, 2004
A $150,000 gift from Monsanto Company will establish a fellowship to train graduate students studying seed science at Iowa State University. The Monsanto Graduate Fellowship in Global Seed Policy and Regulations will benefit graduate students in the...

Iowa State Ag Career Day Attracts New Organizations

October 20th, 2004
Iowa State University’s agricultural career fair, the largest in the nation, has attracted the most employers since the hiring downturn that began after 9/11. Ag Career Day will be held Oct. 26 in the Memorial Union on the Iowa State campus. It is...

Iowa State Agronomist Receives Pioneer Professorship

October 19th, 2004
Lee Burras, Iowa State University agronomy associate professor, has been awarded the Pioneer Agronomy Professorship. Burras joined the department in 1995. He received his bachelor's degree in 1981 in agronomy and his master’s degree in soil...

Fall is Soybean Cyst Nematode Testing Time

October 8th, 2004
Fall is a perfect time to collect soil samples for testing for soybean cyst nematodes (SCN), according to Iowa State University nematologist Greg Tylka. “Detecting SCN in fields this fall will allow growers to develop management plans to combat the...

ISU Reseachers Find Poultry Manure Boosts Yields, Protects Water

September 27th, 2004
Research at Iowa State University shows the manure generated by an increasing number of Iowa poultry operations is an effective, environmentally friendly fertilizer. A six-year study was initiated to determine the impact of poultry manure...

New ISU Lab Targets Link Between Livestock Diet and Air Emissions

September 27th, 2004
The first residents of a new laboratory at Iowa State University arrived Sept. 14. And while the 44-pound pigs get used to their new digs, they're also getting used to a new, low-protein diet. "We're not taking the Atkins approach...

Iowa State Livestock Judging Team Tops at National Barrow Show

September 24th, 2004
The Iowa State University Livestock Judging Team took top honors Sept. 13 at the National Barrow Show Senior College Judging Contest in Austin, Minn. The Iowa State team finished first ahead of 14 competing schools. Individually, several team...

'Iowa by the Numbers' CD Provides Data About State

September 21st, 2004
The Office of Social and Economic Trend Analysis (SETA) at Iowa State University has released a set of data on CD called “Iowa by the Numbers, 2004.” The CD contains Iowa economic, population and social information broken down by state, county and...

USDA to Recruit Students in Career Event at Iowa State

September 21st, 2004
On Sept. 29 and 30, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will sponsor a career fair and other activities in the College of Agriculture at Iowa State University to raise awareness of employment opportunities and recruit talented students into public...

Researchers Find Global Warming Not as Severe in Central U.S.

September 21st, 2004
Scientists at the Regional Climate Modeling Laboratory at Iowa State University have discovered global warming might not be as severe in the central United States as in other parts of the country. Using a detailed regional climate model, they...

New CARD Web Tool Calculates Premiums for Livestock Gross Margin Insurance

September 16th, 2004
Iowa crop insurance agents and pork producers have a new tool to help them make decisions about insuring against revenue losses. This week, the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University posted a calculator on the...

Iowa State Horticulture Station Hosts Specialty Field Days

September 13th, 2004
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will announce a grant to Iowa State University at a news conference beginning at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14. The grant will help improve rural economic conditions through cooperative and producer-owned business...

Iowa State Research Farms Schedule Late-summer Field Days

August 20th, 2004
The 50th anniversary celebration of the Northwest Research and Demonstration Farm will continue Aug. 25 as Iowa State University late-summer field days get underway. Field days take place rain or shine. The public is welcome. The latest information...

Report on 20 Years of Iowa Farmland Ownership Released

August 18th, 2004
A recent Iowa State University study shows that in 2002, more than 48 percent of Iowa farmland was owned by persons 65 years and older. That's up from 42 percent in 1992 and 29 percent in 1982. These and other facts emerge in the report "...

New ISU Scholarship Honors Agricredit Official

August 11th, 2004
A new scholarship in Iowa State University's College of Agriculture will honor a long-time company executive at Agricredit Acceptance, LLC, of Johnston. The Dennis Fedosa/Agricredit Scholarship for Excellence in Agricultural Business will be...

On-farm Conservation Methods and Wetland Research Field Day Aug. 24

August 9th, 2004
The On-Farm Conservation and Water Quality Field Day will be held Aug. 24 at the Iowa State University Swine Nutrition Farm near Ames. Field demonstrations on water quality research and on-farm conservation projects will begin at 9 a.m. Several...

ISU Professor Named President of National Institute for Farm Safety

August 3rd, 2004
Chuck Schwab, associate professor and extension safety specialist at Iowa State University, is the 44th president of the National Institute for Farm Safety (NIFS). He was named the organization's head at the annual NIFS business meeting held in...

Sociology Department Chair Reappointed to New Term

July 29th, 2004
Paul Lasley, chair of the Department of Sociology at Iowa State University, has been reappointed to a second term. Lasley has served as chair since 2002 when he was appointed to a three-year term. He has a year left on his original appointment, and...

ISU Names Interim Chair for Natural Resource Ecology and Management

July 27th, 2004
Joe Colletti has been named the interim chair of the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management (NREM) in the College of Agriculture at Iowa State University. On Sept. 1 Colletti will replace Mike Kelly, who has served as NREM department...

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