Research News Releases

Iowa State University Researchers to Focus on Crops at Aug. 1 Field Day

July 23rd, 2013
AMES, Iowa — An Aug. 1 field day at the Armstrong Research and Demonstration Farm near Lewis includes topics of interest to crop producers in southwest Iowa. The field day will begin at...

Livestock Field Day Features Niche Markets -- and a Yurt

July 23rd, 2013
NEWELL, Iowa – Insulated portable dwellings used for thousands of years by nomadic people in central Asia have found another creative use on an Iowa State University research farm: keeping baby pigs comfortable. Researchers have custom-fitted a...

Iowa State Researchers Study Precision Nutrition for Niche Market Swine Operations

July 19th, 2013
AMES, Iowa — Niche market swine producers may soon have data to precisely match the nutrients in feed with the needs of their pigs. John Mabry, professor of animal science at Iowa State University, is working with the Iowa Pork Producers...

ISU Part of Team Honored for Excellence in Swine Nutrition Research

July 18th, 2013
AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University is part of a team that has received the 2013 North Central Region Excellence in Multistate Research Award presented by the North Central Regional Association of State Agricultural Experiment Station Directors....

Iowa State University Field Days Offer Ideas for Gardeners

July 18th, 2013
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms will host a series of Demonstration Garden Field Days beginning July 22. Among the plants featured at the gardens will be a...

Iowa State University Student Selected for Oxfam America Initiative

July 16th, 2013
AMES, Iowa— An Iowa State University student is one of 50 nationwide to be selected for Oxfam America’s CHANGE Initiative to provide relief against hunger and poverty. Rebecca Chamberlin of Windsor Heights, Iowa, is a junior majoring in global...

Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Des Moines County, Iowa

July 16th, 2013
DES MOINES – Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been positively identified in a residential tree in the city of Burlington in Des Moines County, making this the second location where the invasive beetle has been found in Iowa. It initially had been found...

Iowa State University to Assess Carbon Content of Land it Owns and Manages

July 11th, 2013
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University has begun an environmental assessment to determine the amount of carbon in the soil of the land that it and its affiliated organizations own and manage. “One increasingly recognized method of evaluating land in...

Farmers Reminded to Handle Unplanted Treated Seeds Properly

July 10th, 2013
DES MOINES – Iowa farmers are reminded to properly handle treated seeds that were unable to be planted this year due to the historically wet spring weather.  Seeds treated with a pesticide to protect them from pests or disease cannot enter the...

Iowa State University Researchers Examine Genetic Cause of Dog Disorder

July 9th, 2013
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University animal scientist Max Rothschild hopes a recent American Kennel Club podcast helps raise interest in his research for the organization. He and his colleagues have been working on the genetic component of canine...

ISU and Heifer International to Partner to End World Hunger

July 8th, 2013
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University and Heifer International, an international development nonprofit organization, have agreed to explore new opportunities and projects to use science to address world hunger and poverty. The collaboration is the...

Economics Professor Named Center for Agricultural and Rural Development Director

July 2nd, 2013
Kling portrait
AMES, Iowa — Cathy Kling has been named the new director of Iowa State University’s Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD). Kling, a Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of...

ISU George Washington Carver Interns Get Hands-on Research Experience

July 1st, 2013
AMES, Iowa — This summer students from throughout the United States are learning about scientific research through the Iowa State University George Washington Carver Internship program. The program, which is sponsored by the College of...

Iowa State University Specialty Crop Field Days June 18 and 19

June 4th, 2013
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms will host field days June 18 and 19 focusing on field and horticultural crops and maintaining timbered areas. The Muscatine Island...

University of Maryland Ecologist to Speak at Pesek Colloquium

October 10th, 2012
Erle Ellis photo
AMES, Iowa — Agriculture’s place in Earth’s ecology will be the focus of the 2012 Pesek Colloquium on Sustainable Agriculture Oct. 29 at Iowa State University. Erle Ellis, an associate professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental...

Iowa State Horticulture Student Researches Printing Messages on Apples

January 15th, 2010
apple imprinted with Season's Greetings
AMES, Iowa — Apples imprinted with messages or logos could be a specialty product for Iowa's apple growers, according to Iowa State University horticultural research. Brandon Carpenter, a junior majoring in horticulture, conducted the project...

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