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Seed Directory Offers Quality Choices to Gardeners and Farmers

February 12th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — Are you looking for a listing of quality seeds for 2002? The Iowa Seed Directory is a resource that helps farmers and gardeners find seeds of native prairie species, oats, soybeans and other crops. The Iowa Seed Directory is...

Seed Technology Conference Focuses on Status of GMO Seed

February 12th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — The 24th annual Seed Technology Conference at Iowa State University will focus on the status of genetically modified seeds throughout the world. "We'll be looking at GMO seed issues around the world, which includes the...

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

February 12th, 2002
THE COST OF FOOD SELF-SUFFICIENCY AND AGRICULTURAL PROTECTION IN SOUTH KOREA Food security was an issue during World Trade Organization meetings last November. South Korea is one of several developing countries that wants to maintain self-...

Animal Olympics Teaches ISU Students Livestock-handling Skills

February 11th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — "Let the games begin," will take on a different meaning at the Iowa State University Teaching Farm this week. On Friday, 160 students will attempt to herd sheep, drive cattle or move pigs and receive scores on how well...

Fall-applied Nitrogen May Not Help Corn

February 10th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — There is evidence that nitrogen fertilizer applied last fall may not be much help to corn plants this summer, according to Iowa State University researchers. Soil samples were collected in mid-December from three fields that...

ISU Conference Feb. 28 Examines Global Grain, Meat Demand

February 7th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — International experts will analyze the prospects for global food production and the implications for Midwestern agriculture in an Iowa State University conference, "Growing Ambitions: Prospects for Global Grain and Meat...

Report Recommends Air-quality standards for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations

February 7th, 2002
A new joint report from a team of scientists at The University of Iowa and Iowa State University recommends that the Iowa Department of Natural Resources develop ambient air-quality standards for concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs)...

ISU College Presents Awards to Agriculture Faculty, Staff

February 6th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — The College of Agriculture at Iowa State University presented annual awards to faculty and staff at its spring semester convocation on Feb. 7. Award winners were: Animal science professor Curtis Youngs received the Outstanding...

Study Details Ways to Reduce Risks to Water Resources from Waste Lagoons and Basins

January 29th, 2002
AMES, Iowa — A recent study on waste lagoons and basins, by researchers at Iowa State University and the National Soil Tilth Laboratory, has found that the structures pose potential risks to Iowa's water resources and that "common...

"Prices, Policy and the WTO," is Agricultural Forum Topic March 1

January 23rd, 2002
AMES, Iowa — "Prices, Policy, and the WTO," the Agricultural Forum 2002 at Iowa State University, will focus on the effort to align U.S. farm policy with commitments to world trade. The March 1 forum, sponsored by the Center for...

Leopold Center Hosts Innovative Japanese Farmer Feb. 5

January 23rd, 2002
AMES, Iowa — A Japanese farmer who developed a sustainable crop system after watching wild ducks in his rice paddies will share his ideas and experiences at a Feb. 5 seminar and discussion at Iowa State University. The Leopold Center for...

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

January 14th, 2002
PROMISING NEW ISU SOY PLASTICS CAN DAMPEN SOUND, VIBRATION Chemists associated with the Center for Crops Utilization Research at Iowa State University are developing unique, new plastics based on soybean oil. The Iowa Soybean Promotion Board (...

ISU Researcher Receives 2001 Crop Genetics Honor

December 10th, 2001
AMES, Iowa — For his international contributions to corn breeding over the past 43 years, Iowa State University researcher Arnel Hallauer has received the 2001 Verdant Partners Crop Genetics Award. The award was presented to Hallauer during the...

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

November 26th, 2001
CORN STARCH RESEARCH COULD LEAD TO HIGHER CROP VALUE Researchers at Iowa State University are trying to find a way to boost the value of corn by studying starch. Alan Myers and Martha James, faculty in biochemistry, biophysics, and molecular...

Iowa State Names Agriculture Dean

November 19th, 2001
AMES, Iowa — Catherine E. O'Connor Woteki, senior research scientist with the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Maryland, College Park, and professor of nutrition and food safety at the University of...

Most Iowa Grain Processed Before Leaving State

November 11th, 2001
AMES, Iowa — Value was added to more than 60 percent of the grain sold by Iowa farmers in the 1999-2000 marketing year, according to an Iowa State University survey. Iowa farmers and country elevators reported that about 60 percent of corn and...

Iowa State Agronomy Faculty Receive National Honors

November 8th, 2001
AMES, Iowa — Faculty in the Iowa State University agronomy department received several awards and honors in October at the joint national meetings of the Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) and...

Understanding Food Labels Helps Older Americans Stay Healthy

November 7th, 2001
AMES, Iowa — Researchers at Iowa State University have found that older Americans have a limited understanding of the nutrition information found on food product labels. Mary Jane Oakland, nutrition professor, and Helen Jensen, economics...

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