News Releases

Geographic Mapping Day at ISU is Nov. 20

November 14th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — The use of geographic information systems (GIS) is growing by leaps and bounds. GIS systems have become essential tools to solve problems concerning the environment, health care, land use, business efficiency, education and public...

ISU Ag Meteorology Web Network Receives National Award

November 6th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — The National Weather Association has presented the Larry R. Johnson Special Award to the Iowa State University Department of Agronomy, Des Moines television station KCCI and the Des Moines office of the National Weather Service...

Koehler Named Interim Chair of Department of Statistics

November 5th, 2002
Koehler's appointment will run through June 30, 2003. He replaces Dean Isaacson, professor of statistics, who served as the head of the Department of Statistics for the last 18 years. Isaacson remains a member of the department's...

Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine and Natural Resources News

October 29th, 2002
RESEARCH SHOWS VITAMIN E HELPS PROTECT TURKEYS FROM LISTERIA Vitamin E can guard turkeys against infection by pathogenic Listeria bacteria, the culprits responsible for the recent recall of 27 million pounds of meat, according to two Iowa...

ISU Crop Adviser Institute to Offer Interactive Continuing Education

October 25th, 2002
AMES, Iowa - The Crop Adviser Institute (CAI) at Iowa State University is offering interactive continuing education modules for crop advisers certified through the American Society of Agronomy (ASA). "The mission of CAI is to provide...

2002 Small Grain Performance Data Available

October 24th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Results of the 2002 Iowa Crop Performance Test for winter and spring small grains now are available on the Internet. The Web site is http://www.agron.iastate.edu/icia/. Published...

Hybrid Corn Performance Reporting Changes for 2002

October 24th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — When the results of the 2002 Iowa Crop Performance Test for corn are released this fall, a new way of reporting the data will help growers see how hybrids performed in an increased number of growing conditions. The Iowa Crop...

ISU Animal Science Professor Named Iowa Inventor of the Year

October 23rd, 2002
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Intellectual Property Law Association has named Iowa State University animal scientist Max Rothschild the 2002 Inventor of the Year. The award is given to an Iowa inventor who has made the most outstanding contribution to...

Director: Leopold Center's Work Critical Now for Agriculture

October 22nd, 2002
DES MOINES, Iowa — The work of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture may be more critical now than in 1987 when legislators created the research center, its director told supporters Monday night in Des Moines. "All of us...

ISU Plant Sciences Institute Board Named

October 20th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Thirteen leaders of agricultural industry, plant sciences research, commodity groups and government have been named to the board of the Plant Sciences Institute at Iowa State University. They will assemble in Ames on Tuesday, Oct...

Iowa Ag Secretary Patty Judge to Speak at ISU Oct. 21

October 15th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Patty Judge, secretary of agriculture for the state of Iowa, will speak on "The Role of Horticulture in Iowa's Economy," at 4:10 p.m., Monday, Oct.21, in 118 Horticulture Hall, at Iowa State University. The talk is...

Sutherland Gift Honors Jay Lush: A Legend In Animal Breeding

October 15th, 2002
AMES, Iowa—Iowa State University alumnus Tom Sutherland and Jean Sutherland, Fort Collins, Colorado, have taken the lead in establishing the Jay Lush Endowed Professorship in Animal Breeding and Genetics with a $500,000 contribution to Iowa...

ISU Researchers Say Bt Corn Not to Blame for Sow Problems

October 14th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Researchers at Iowa State University have concluded that genetically altered corn isn't to blame for higher-than-normal pseudopregnancy rates in sows on five Iowa farms. An Iowa farmer first raised concerns that the Bacillus...

Iowa State Agronomy Students Fill Time Capsule

October 14th, 2002
AMES, Iowa - As part of the on-going Iowa State University Department of Agronomy centennial celebration, ISU agronomy students will fill a time capsule to be opened at the department's 150th anniversary. The students will place their...

Iowa State Creates Center for Integrated Animal Genomics

October 7th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — A new Center for Integrated Animal Genomics at Iowa State University will work to identify, map and understand the function and control of genes to improve both animal and human health. "The center's goal is to make Iowa...

Agriculture Career Day at Iowa State on Oct. 22

October 4th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — About 130 employers are expected at Agriculture Career Day on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Iowa State University. Ag Career Day will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Great Hall and Campanile Room of the Memorial Union. Ag Career...

Scholarship Encourages West Coast Students to Attend Iowa State

October 3rd, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Mary-Elizabeth West is the first recipient of the Walter E. and Frances C. Lauridsen Scholarship. The $10,000 annual scholarship is awarded to a student who resides on the West Coast and is enrolled at Iowa State University. West...

ISU Tapped to Develop National Biobased Products Evaluation Program

October 1st, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University has entered into a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop a national program for biobased products evaluation, labeling and outreach. The program will be funded at a level of...

Nobel Laureate Norman Borlaug to Speak at ISU Oct. 15

September 29th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Norman Borlaug, who won the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize for a lifetime of work to feed a hungry world, will present the first annual Borlaug Lecture, 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Iowa State University. His talk, "Feeding a World of...

Alfalfa Performance Data Available Online

September 29th, 2002
AMES, Iowa - Results of the 2002 Iowa Crop Performance Test for alfalfa are now available on the Internet. The Web site is http://www.agron.iastate.edu/icia/. The alfalfa test included...

New Air Quality Research Gets Underway at ISU

September 29th, 2002
AMES, Iowa - New research at Iowa State University may help answer questions about the relationship between swine production and air quality. Two projects, both funded by the Iowa Pork Producers Association, are led by Wendy Powers, an...

University of Washington Ecoterrorism Incident is Subject of Talk at ISU on Oct. 7

September 26th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — When the ecoterrorist group Earth Liberation Front torched his campus building, horticulture professor John Wott lost more than 30 years of teaching materials. Wott will present a talk at Iowa State University about the impact of...

Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine and Natural Resources News

September 19th, 2002
IOWA'S CIDER MEETS SAFETY STANDARDS As this year's apples ripen, researchers at Iowa State University are finding that producers are following safe and sanitary procedures for cider manufacturing. "We have found no...

Iowa State, Iowa Energy Center to Hold Biodeisel Workshop

September 16th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University will host three workshops on the production and use of biodiesel fuel. The workshops are offered through the ISU Extension Academy of Outreach Institutes, and are for persons interested in the management,...

ISU Conducting National Survey of Soybean Quality

September 15th, 2002
AMES, Iowa - Of the nearly 3 billion bushels of soybeans produced in the United States each year, more than a third is exported. More than 70 percent of the buyers of exported soybeans request information on protein and oil content. That'...

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