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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...

Test of Crop Bioterrorism Alert System Successful

February 10th, 2004
A simulation designed to test a system that would alert the nation in case of a crop bioterrorism attack passed its first trial last month, according to an Iowa State University plant pathologist. Forrest Nutter, Iowa State plant disease...

Fourth Pesek Colloquium on Sustainable Agriculture Planned

February 9th, 2004
The fourth John Pesek Colloquium on Sustainable Agriculture, which honors a retired Iowa State University agronomy professor, will be March 3-4. Daryll Ray, Blasingame Chair of Excellence in Agricultural Policy and director of the Agricultural...

Seed Science Center Workshops and Conference Feb. 16-18

February 3rd, 2004
The 26th Annual Seed Technology Conference will be held Feb. 17 at the Scheman Building. The conference, Output Traits Developed for Corn and Soybeans, is sponsored by the Iowa State University Seed Science Center. The conference, which runs from 8...

Iowa State Horticulture Student Earns National Scholarship

February 3rd, 2004
An Iowa State University horticulture student who hopes to own a floral shop someday will gain experience this summer through a national internship program. Danielle Prevette, a junior from West Des Moines, is a recent recipient of a Mosmiller...

ISU Poultry Specialist Inducted into Hall of Fame

January 29th, 2004
An Iowa State University emeritus professor of animal science has been inducted into the American Poultry Historical Society Hall of Fame. Jerry Sell, a Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture, was honored Jan. 28 during the U.S....

ISU Releases Soybean Aphid Management Info on CD-ROM

January 29th, 2004
An Iowa State University emeritus professor of animal science has been inducted into the American Poultry Historical Society Hall of Fame. Jerry Sell, a Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture, was honored Jan. 28 during the U.S....

ISU College of Agriculture Presents Awards to Faculty, Staff

January 28th, 2004
The College of Agriculture at Iowa State University presented annual awards to faculty and staff at its spring semester convocation on Tuesday. Award winners were: Lee Burras, associate professor of agronomy, received the Outstanding Adviser Award....

ISU Sociologists to Study a Decade of Change in Iowa Communities

January 28th, 2004
Sociologists from Iowa State University will be studying changes in rural communities during the past 10 years. The researchers received a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant for $210,000 to survey residents about the quality of life in their...

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