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ISU Researchers Study Livestock Operations and Property Values

August 15th, 2003
AMES, Iowa — In the midst of the controversy surrounding the location and effects of large livestock operations in rural Iowa, a new study by the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University suggests there may...

ISU Agricultural Engineering Student Clubs Named Best in the Nation

August 11th, 2003
AMES, Iowa - Two Iowa State University agricultural engineering student clubs were named best in the nation at the American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE) international conference held July 27-30 in Las Vegas. This is the second year...

Drainage Research Forum and Field Day to be Held Aug. 14

August 5th, 2003
AMES, Iowa — The fourth Annual Drainage Research Forum and Agricultural Drainage Well Research Project Field Day will be held on Aug. 14 near West Bend. Researchers from Iowa State University, University of Minnesota, University of Illinois,...

Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine and Natural Resources News

August 1st, 2003
RESEARCHER'S WORK COULD PROTECT SOYBEANS FROM NEMATODE PESTS Thomas Baum, associate professor of plant pathology at Iowa State University, is part of a multi-university team whose recent breakthroughs mark the starting point for...

Emergency Cattle Composting Research to Expand at ISU

July 31st, 2003
AMES, Iowa — Preliminary studies at Iowa State University have opened the door for a second year of research on the environmental impacts and biosecurity of composting to dispose of animal carcasses in the event of a cattle disease outbreak...

ISU Agronomy Prof Receives Award for Nutrient Management Work

July 31st, 2003
AMES, Iowa - Iowa State University Agronomy Professor Antonio Mallarino has been recognized by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) as a 2003 Secretary's Honor Award recipient for his collaborative work on phosphorus...

ISU Professor to be Honored at International Symposium

July 31st, 2003
AMES, Iowa — Plant breeding scientists from around the world will gather to discuss plant breeding and to honor one of the foremost experts in the field at the Arnel R. Hallauer International Symposium on Plant Breeding Aug. 17-22 in Mexico...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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