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First CPRES Distinguished Lecture is May 31

May 14th, 2002
Jian-Kang Zhu, plant sciences department, University of Arizona, will present the first Distinguished Lecturer Seminar on Plant Response to Environmental Stress, Friday, May 31, at 2 p.m. in 1414 Molecular Biology Building. Zhu will talk on...

ISU Hosts Nation's Only Swine Ultrasound Training, May 20-21

May 14th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Ultrasonic scanning is widely used by swine producers, breeders, veterinarians and others to measure fat and muscle area in live swine. The nation's only training and certification for swine ultrasound technicians will be at...

Warm Winter Increases Risk of Stewart's Disease

May 14th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University plant pathologists predict a high risk of Stewart's disease in this year's corn crop due to last winter's warmer-than-usual weather. "Based on 30 years of historical disease and weather...

ISU Student Teams Win Sustainable Futures Planning Contest

May 6th, 2002
AMES, Iowa - Students from Iowa State University have been selected to present their ideas on sustainability at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg in August. The summit is a follow-up to the Earth Summit held in Rio de...

ISU Study First to Show How Endrocrine Cells Release Hormones

May 6th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University study is the first to show how endocrine cells release hormones in the body. "It's a new finding on how the cell operates," said Lloyd Anderson, a distinguished professor of animal science...

ISU Names Department Leader in Sociology

May 5th, 2002
AMES, Iowa - Iowa State University has named Paul Lasley the new chair of the Department of Sociology. Lasley will begin his new duties on July 1. The professor of rural sociology has been an ISU faculty member since 1981. He succeeds Robert...

Iowa State Crops Team Member Wins National Competition—Team Places Third

May 5th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — A member of Iowa State University's student crops team won the National Association of College and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) crops contest in Pomona, Calif. Bart Boehm, a senior in agronomy from Greenfield, Iowa, won...

2002 Water Awards Presented to Iowans for Their Contributions

May 5th, 2002
AMES, Iowa - The Iowa State Water Resources Research Institute (ISWRRI) presented awards to four Iowans and one organization for their contributions in understanding and conserving water resources during 2001. The second annual awards were...

ISU Students Take Second Place in Soil Judging Contest

May 5th, 2002
AMES, Iowa - An Iowa State University senior took top individual honors and her team placed second in the American Society of Agronomy national soil judging contest April 20-26. Meghan Buckley, Greenwich, N.Y., is majoring in agronomy. She won...

Plant Scientists to Discuss Epigenetics at Iowa State, May 16-17

April 28th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Six leading scientists in the area of epigenetic mechanisms in plants will present their research during the annual Plant Science Lecture Series at Iowa State University. The presentations will be May 16-17 in the Sun Room of the...

AMES, Iowa — Six leading scientists in the area of epigenetic mechanisms in plants will present their research during the annual Plant Science Lecture Series at Iowa State University. The presentations will be May 16-17 in the Sun Room of the Memor

April 23rd, 2002
AMES, Iowa — A pizza crust developed by Iowa State students won first prize in the NASA Food Technology Commercial Space Center (FTCSC) product development competition. A group of food science and human nutrition students created EZ Crust,...

ISU Farm Makes Pigs Available for Southwest Iowa 4-H, FFA Projects

April 23rd, 2002
Ames, Iowa — For the second year, Iowa State University has made pigs available for young people involved in 4-H and FFA projects in southwest Iowa. More than 200 feeder pigs recently were purchased by 39 4-H and FFA members from 10 counties...

Environmental Impact of Poultry Manure as Fertilizer Studied

April 22nd, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Iowa is one of the nation's top poultry producers, ranking first in the egg laying industry and ninth in the turkey industry. The recent expansion of poultry production in the state has raised questions about the...

Iowa State Researchers Present Findings on Air Quality Monitoring

April 21st, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Recent research by two Iowa State University agricultural engineers illustrates the complex nature of an issue that is generating plenty of public debate — the effect livestock production has on air quality. Dwaine Bundy and Steven...

Research by Iowa State Plant Scientists Provides New Insight into Basic Mechanism of Evolution

April 17th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — The basic cellular machinery that generates the genetic diversity central to evolution does not operate quite the way scientists have thought, says a team of Iowa State University plant scientists. Their 10-year investigation of...

Consumers Warming Up to Irradiation

April 16th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Iowans are warming up to the idea of irradiating food. According to recent studies conducted by Iowa State University (ISU) food scientists, Iowans are part of the growing nationwide consumer acceptance of irradiation. The Food...

World Food Prize Leader Wraps Up Lecture Series at Iowa State

April 16th, 2002
AMES, Iowa - The president of the World Food Prize Foundation will be the final speaker in a spring lecture series at Iowa State University. Kenneth Quinn will talk about the World Food Prize at 3:10 p.m. on May 8 (rescheduled from April 29)...

Awards Presented by ISU Agriculture Honor Society

April 14th, 2002
AMES, Iowa - Awards were presented April 8 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. Richard Ross received the Distinguished...

Iowa Students Honored with Science Fair Awards

April 9th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Chris Nelson, of Stuart, Iowa, and a senior at West Central Valley High School, won a $5,000 scholarship for his project "Soy Silage," at the 2002 State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa. The fair was held at Iowa State...

Melvin Named Director of Water Resources Research Institute

April 9th, 2002
AMES, Iowa - Stewart Melvin, professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering at Iowa State University, has been named the director of the Iowa State Water Resources Research Institute (ISWRRI). This institute conducts research, education...

Iowa State Researchers Work with Farmers to Cut Fertilizer Rates

March 26th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Research during the past decade has shown that most corn producers could substantially reduce rates of commercial fertilizer if they delayed application until after plants emerge. Additional supporting evidence was collected in...

Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine and Natural Resources News from Iowa State University

March 26th, 2002
RESEARCH PROVIDES CLUES TO FUNGAL DISEASE IN CEREAL CROPS An Iowa State University plant pathology professor has discovered a way to make the effects of pathogens on host crop plants a bit easier to understand. Roger Wise is a USDA research...

Astronaut and Iowa State Graduate on Campus April 11

March 25th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — An astronaut who earned a master's degree in aerospace engineering from Iowa State University will return to campus April 11 to participate in educational programming and a public reception. Clayton Anderson graduated from...

Where's Agriculture Headed and Why Care?

March 24th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Why should urban and suburban dwellers care about where agriculture is headed in Iowa? The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture is working with Ecumenical Ministries of Iowa, National Catholic Rural Life and other partners to...

Unlocking the Mysteries of Soybean Seed Composition

March 24th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Mark Westgate knows his research won't earn him a spot on the "Amazing Discoveries" television program. It doesn't have flash and pizzazz. But the way he sees it, slow and steady wins the race. "Sometimes it...

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