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Turfgrass Field Day Focuses on $1.3 billion Iowa Industry

July 22nd, 2003
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Turfgrass, Nursery and Landscape field day on Thursday will focus on a $1.3 billion dollar business in Iowa. David Minner, Iowa State University horticulture professor, said a survey conducted last year by the Iowa...

ISU Professor Recognized for Research in Forage Production

July 22nd, 2003
AMES, Iowa — James Russell, an Iowa State University animal science professor, received the Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc. Forage Award at the 98th Annual Meeting of the American Dairy Science Association on June 24 in Phoenix. The award...

ISU Animal Science Professor Receives Poultry Leadership Award

July 9th, 2003
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University animal science professor has received a national award for her research and leadership in the poultry industry. Susan Lamont was presented the Helene Cecil Leadership Award July 9 at the Poultry Science...

This is Ideal Time to Look for Soybean Cyst Nematode

July 2nd, 2003
AMES, Iowa — At this time of the growing season the soybean cyst nematode (SCN), a widespread and serious pest of soybeans throughout Iowa, is easy to find on roots. "It takes about four to six weeks for the first SCN females to appear on...

Animal Science Professor Receives Dairy Industry Award

July 1st, 2003
Gene Freeman, Iowa State distinguished professor emeritus in animal science, received the Ralph Keeling Dairy Leadership Award for his service to the dairy industry of Iowa. The award was presented to Freeman by Secretary of Agriculture Patty...

ISU Mesonet System Speeds Severe Weather Alerts; Warned Story County Residents of Dangerous Storm

July 1st, 2003
AMES, Iowa — Thanks to an Iowa State University connection, Story County residents received a severe weather warning, alerting them to hail, rain and high winds. Iowa State researchers supply the connection between KCCI TV's SchoolNet...

Easing Hunger and Poverty Abroad Goal of New Iowa State Program

June 30th, 2003
AMES, Iowa — Working with rural communities to alleviate hunger and poverty in developing countries is the focus of a new Iowa State University initiative. The Sustainable Rural Livelihoods program will involve ISU faculty and students with...

Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine and Natural Resources News

June 26th, 2003
ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF A BAN ON FEED-GRADE ANTIBIOTICS — THE DANISH EXPERIENCE McDonald's Corporation, one of the largest buyers of meat in the U.S. fast-food industry, recently adopted a policy that prohibits its direct suppliers from using...

Media Advisory—Dean Woteki to Meet with Dairy Producers on Thursday

June 24th, 2003
Iowa State University Dean of Agriculture Catherine Woteki has invited dairy producers to meet with her on Thursday, June 26, to talk about the recent closing of ISU's Dairy Teaching Farm. Dean Woteki also will outline ISU's plans to...

Plant Sciences Institute Awards Start-up Funds

June 18th, 2003
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University's Plant Sciences Institute has awarded six promising research projects with start-up funds. The two-year grants were awarded to Iowa State faculty through a competitive program intended to stimulate...

ISU Research Shows Impact of Spring Rainfall on Corn Fields

June 13th, 2003
AMES, Iowa — Iowa corn fields need spring rains to produce high yields. But a recent study shows those spring rains also wash away some of the nutrients needed to attain high yields. The study conducted by Iowa State University researchers is...

Media Advisory—Budget Announcement

June 11th, 2003
The following announcement on budget issues was sent June 11 to College of Agriculture faculty and staff from Catherine Woteki, dean of agriculture at Iowa State University. To the faculty and staff of the College of Agriculture I'm...

Iowa State Research Farm Field Days Begin June 17

June 6th, 2003
AMES, Iowa — A variety of crop, livestock and gardening topics are on the programs of this season's field days at Iowa State University's Research and Demonstration Farms. Horses is the subject of a specialty field day June 17 at the...

ISU Agriculture College Dean to Lead Food and Nutrition Board

June 4th, 2003
AMES, Iowa — The dean of Iowa State University's College of Agriculture has been appointed chair of a national board that studies issues surrounding the safety and adequacy of the U.S. food supply. Catherine Woteki will serve a three-year...

Leopold Center Director Calls for New Ag Research Approach

June 3rd, 2003
AMES, Iowa — New technologies that raise yields or rid crops of pests cannot overcome the complex challenges facing agriculture in the 21st century, said the director of Iowa State University's Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture....

Iowa State Scientists Predict Soybean Yields, Content from Satellite Imaging

May 30th, 2003
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University researchers are using aerial and satellite views of soybean fields to predict the yields, and other crop conditions. Plant pathologist Forrest Nutter leads a research team that is developing predictions of...

Top Researchers from Around the World Will Attend Plant Sciences Institute Symposium

May 30th, 2003
AMES, Iowa — The Plant Sciences Institute's fifth annual symposium at Iowa State University, June 5-8, will bring together many of the world's leading researchers on plant transposable element research—a science that has made a major...

Busy Season Under Way for ISU Student-run Organic Farm

May 29th, 2003
AMES, Iowa — While most college students have closed their textbooks and cleared out their residence hall rooms, one group of Iowa State University college students is gearing up for their busiest time of year. The 15 students who operate the...

Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine and Natural Resources News

May 27th, 2003
ISU RESEARCHER TESTS SATELLITES TO MONITOR CORN POLLINATION Mark Westgate, an Iowa State University associate professor of agronomy, is trying to determine whether satellite images can be used to document when corn tassels emerge in a...

Tollefson Gets Fulbright Grant to Study Croatia's Rootworm Problem

May 23rd, 2003
AMES, Iowa — Fighting corn rootworms is what Iowa State University entomology professor Jon Tollefson does, and now he's taking his talent to Croatia. Tollefson has received a Fulbright Senior Specialists grant in Environmental Science to...

Iowa State Names New Animal Science Department Chair

May 22nd, 2003
AMES, Iowa — A native Iowan on the Michigan State University faculty has been named the chair of the Department of Animal Science in Iowa State University's College of Agriculture. Maynard Hogberg (pronounced HO-berg) will begin his new...

Iowa Study Shows Economics Impact of Iowa Egg Industry

May 19th, 2003
AMES, Iowa — The egg production and processing industry has a significant impact on Iowa's economy. If consumer demand for eggs increases and Iowa continues its commitment to grow the industry, expansion of Iowa's egg industry will...

Deadlines Near for Farmers to Become Part of Lawsuit Settlement

May 16th, 2003
AMES, Iowa — Corn producers have until May 31 to file for a share of a $110 million settlement of a lawsuit against companies that produced and marketed StarLink(trademark) corn. Settlements already have been reached in lawsuits filed by...

Awards Presented by ISU Agriculture Honor Society

May 12th, 2003
AMES, Iowa — Awards were presented recently to Iowa State University College of Agriculture faculty members and others by the Iowa Chapter of the Honor Society of Agriculture, known as Gamma Sigma Delta. Dennis Keenney received the...

Study Shows Food Labeling Will Benefit Consumers and Producers

May 12th, 2003
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — At a time of rising concern over food security, public demand is growing for information about where food originates. "There's nothing new about food imports, but there is a lot of interest by a lot of people...

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