Research News Releases

Jason Ross to Lead Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University

October 21st, 2015
Ross portrait
AMES, Iowa — Jason Ross, Lloyd L. Anderson Professor in Physiology and an associate professor of animal science at Iowa State University, has been appointed as the director of the...

Collaborations Mark Monarch Conservation Consortium’s Beginning

October 12th, 2015
Surveying for monarchs
AMES, Iowa — Collaborations marked efforts to increase the number of monarch butterflies as the Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium got underway this year. The consortium was created in March by farmer, rancher and conservation organizations,...

Iowa State University Distinguished Professor Receives Pomerantz Award

October 2nd, 2015
Donald Beitz portrait
AMES, Iowa — Donald Beitz, an Iowa State University Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of Agriculture, has been awarded the Marvin A. Pomerantz Award for his accomplishments in teaching and research. Beitz teaches several courses in...

Iowa State University Agricultural and Life Sciences Job Fair Set for Oct. 20

September 30th, 2015
Mike Gaul portrait
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University is on its way to last year’s record number of employers recruiting at Agriculture and Life Sciences Fall Career Day on Oct. 20. The largest agricultural job fair of its kind is open to students, alumni and the...

Food Scientist to Lead Iowa State University Research Centers

September 23rd, 2015
Keener portrait
AMES, Iowa — The new director of the Center for Crops Utilization Research and the BioCentury Research Farm at Iowa State University will be...

New Liaison To Connect Iowa State University Research with Cedar Rapids’ Processing Companies

September 18th, 2015
David Freeman portrait
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University has hired a food scientist to lead a new collaboration with Cedar Rapids and its agricultural, food and bioprocessing companies. David Freeman is a graduate of the food technology program at Iowa State and has...

Bayer CropScience Pledges Support to the Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University

September 8th, 2015
AMES, Iowa — Bayer CropScience has become an industry partner of the Iowa Soybean Research Center at Iowa State University. “We’re grateful to Bayer CropScience for pledging its financial support...

USDA Reports Open Door to Lower Corn and Soybean Prices, Iowa State Economist Says

September 2nd, 2015
Chad Hart photo
AMES, Iowa — The first field-based estimates of the 2015 corn and soybean crops from the U.S. Department of Agriculture were not what the grain markets expected bringing the potential of lower prices, according to an Iowa State University...

Avian Influenza Impacts Fall Classes and Research at Iowa State University

August 21st, 2015
AMES, Iowa — This fall semester nearly 500 Iowa State University students will be affected by the cancellation of classes at the university’s poultry teaching and research farm due to the threat of a resurgence of avian influenza. The...

ISU to Co-host International Conference on Swine Feed Efficiency

August 18th, 2015
John Patience portrait
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University and Kansas State University will host an International Conference on Feed Efficiency in Swine in Omaha Oct. 21 and 22. The conference will deliver the results of the multidisciplinary Feed Efficiency in Swine...

New Manager Joins Iowa State University Western Research Farm

August 17th, 2015
Beedle portrait
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University Western Research and Demonstration Farm recently hired a new manager after the retirement of its previous manager. Chris Beedle, who graduated from Iowa State with a bachelor’s degree in animal science, was...

Iowa State University Research Farm Late-summer Field Days Focus on Crop Conditions

August 12th, 2015
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms late-summer field days will cover crop issues heading into harvest. Anyone is welcome to attend Iowa State field days, which take place...

Iowa State University Field Day to Cover Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Agriculture

August 10th, 2015
Field UAV research
AMES, Iowa — The agricultural use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, or UAVs, will be the subject of an Aug. 27 field day at the Iowa State University Agricultural Engineering and Agronomy Research Farms. “Aerial imagery, including that from UAVs, has...

New Staff Join Iowa State University Northern Research Farm

August 6th, 2015
Schnabel portrait
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State University Northern Research and Demonstration Farm has a new manager and a new staff member. Matt Schnabel has been named...

Iowa State University Professor Honored by American Phytopathological Society

August 3rd, 2015
Baum portrait
AMES, Iowa — The American Phytopathological Society has presented a prestigious research award to Iowa State University plant pathology professor Thomas Baum. Baum was honored Aug. 1 with the Noel T. Keen Award for Research Excellence in...

Graduate Student Wins Food Development Competition

July 13th, 2015
Hanyu Yangcheng works in the lab.   Photo by Blake Lanser.  Hanyu Yangcheng, graduate student in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, won a national food product...

Iowa State Seeks Research Proposals For Tracking Water Quality Progress

July 1st, 2015
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University is seeking research proposals for a partnership to improve the ability to track progress on reducing the movement of nutrients from farm fields. The 2015 Iowa Legislature approved, and Governor Branstad signed...

Canadian Gift Will Help Fund Avian Influenza Research

June 15th, 2015
AMES, Iowa — Egg Farmers of Canada has committed $500,000 for avian influenza research to be awarded to and administered by the Egg Industry Center at Iowa State University....

Bugs Will Star at Insect Zoo Open House July 1 at Iowa State University

June 8th, 2015
Mitchell with millipede
AMES, Iowa — All things buggy will be on display July 1 when the Iowa State University Insect Zoo hosts an open house. “ ‘Come Get Your Bug On’ is the theme of the Insect Zoo's open house,”...

Research Reports from Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Online

June 4th, 2015
Research farm map
AMES, Iowa — Results from dozens of research projects conducted last year at Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms are available in reports online. The reports include results from projects dealing mostly with crop production,...

Iowa State University Research Farm Summer Field Days Focus on Crops

June 3rd, 2015
Field day tour
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms summer field days begin June 23 with a variety of topics focused on crop production. Anyone is welcome to attend Iowa State field days, which take place rain or shine. Field...

Iowa State University Names New Sociology Department Chair

June 2nd, 2015
Chester Britt portrait
AMES, Iowa — Chester Britt, dean of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northeastern University, has been named chair of the Department of Sociology at Iowa State University. Britt will...

Iowa State University Names Economics Department Chair

June 2nd, 2015
Joshua Rosenbloom portrait
AMES, Iowa — Joshua Rosenbloom, a professor of economics at the University of Kansas, has been named the chair of the Department of Economics at Iowa State University. Rosenbloom will begin his duties...

New Faculty Bring New Approach to Studying Plant Disease

May 27th, 2015
by Lynn Laws CALS Communications Service Two new faculty members in the Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology bring a fresh — and fully loaded with data — perspective to the science of...

Iowa State University Seeks to Develop Pig to Benefit Human Medical Therapies

May 21st, 2015
Chris Tuggle portrait
AMES, Iowa — A National Institutes of Health grant of $2.5 million will fund Iowa State University research to develop a line of pigs with an immune system that is uniquely suited to testing medical therapies for people. Four years ago, in work...