Research News Releases

Assistant Dean in College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University Honored by Alma Mater

December 13th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Hongwei Xin, assistant dean for research of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University, was honored last month by the University of Nebraska. Xin, who also serves as director of the...

Iowa State University Research on Monarchs’ Egg-laying Preferences Can Guide Recovery Efforts

December 6th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Loss of habitat containing milkweed plants is considered a leading cause of the precipitous decline in monarch butterfly populations over the past 20 years. To reverse loss of this iconic species, recovery plans nationally have...

Iowa State University to Lead Research to Increase Pig Survivability

December 6th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — A research project led by the Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University seeks to increase pork producers’ profits by improving the survivability of their animals. Jason Ross, the...

Iowa State Scientists Lead Discovery of a Mechanism Cyst Nematodes Use to Reprogram Plant Host Cells

November 14th, 2018
Parasitic cyst nematodes, a major pest of soybeans and other crops, cluster around plant roots.
AMES, Iowa — A research team led by Iowa State University has solved part of a mystery important to battling the most serious threat to U.S. soybean production, the soybean cyst nematode — a pathogen responsible for more than $1 billion in reduced...

Iowa State University Sports Turf Researcher Seeks to Protect Young Athletes on the Field

November 13th, 2018
Traffic simulator
AMES, Iowa — Adam Thoms, assistant professor of horticulture at Iowa State University, researches sports turf maintenance to help keep young athletes safe while competing. He focuses on athletic fields,...

Iowa State Scientists Recognized Nationally for Multistate Drainage Research to Improve Water Quality

November 12th, 2018
Field day group views a denitrification bioreactor installation.
AMES, Iowa — Two Iowa State University scientists and a U.S. Department of Agriculture research partner have received a national honor for their roles in a multistate research collaboration finding solutions to water quality challenges related to...

Iowa Academy of Science Awards Iowa State University’s Insect Zoo Education Program Coordinator

October 30th, 2018
Mitchell with award
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Academy of Science has presented its Friend of Science Education Award to Ginny Mitchell, education program coordinator of the Insect Zoo at Iowa State University. Mitchell, a...

Iowa State Meat Science Program Celebrates Century of Influence

October 26th, 2018
Iowa State University’s Department of Animal Science celebrates 100 years of meat science in November when current and retired faculty, alumni and students will gather to recognize one of the country’s first land-grant meat science programs. It...

Iowa State Names Robison as Next Endowed Dean of Agriculture and Life Sciences

October 25th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Daniel J. Robison from West Virginia University has been named the next endowed dean of Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and director of the...

Iowa Nutrient Research Center Supports New Studies to Improve Success Strategies for Cover Crops

October 23rd, 2018
Improving the odds of a successful cash crop after cover crops is the aim of several new projects funded by the Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University. “Based on strong...

Iowa Monarch Conservation Strategy Updated with Best Management Practices

October 22nd, 2018
Monarch in pasture
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Monarch Conservation Strategy recently added best management practices to guide Iowans in helping increase monarch butterfly habitat. Establishing and maintaining monarch habitat on agricultural lands, urban and suburban...

Iowa State University Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for Facility to House State-of-the-art Equipment with Support from Danfoss Power Solutions

October 11th, 2018
AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State University Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering held a groundbreaking ceremony Oct. 5 for a new testing facility that will house state-of-the-art equipment, help...

Leopold Center at Iowa State University Presents Spencer Award for Sustainable Agriculture

October 8th, 2018
Johnson photo
AMES, Iowa — The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University has honored an agricultural policymaker and a conservation-minded farmer with its Spencer Award for Sustainable...

Iowa Nutrient Research Center Funds 16 New Water Quality Projects

October 8th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — The Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University has funded 16 new water quality and nutrient management projects for...

Iowa State University Names Administrative Leader of BioCentury Research Farm

October 4th, 2018
Darr portrait
AMES, Iowa — Matt Darr, a professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, has been named administrative leader of Iowa State University’s BioCentury Research Farm and Precision...

Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Day at Iowa State University Set for Oct. 9

September 26th, 2018
Gaul portrait
AMES, Iowa — Hundreds of job recruiters will be looking for employees Oct. 9 when the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University holds its fall career fair. This event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lied...

Geoffrey Dahl Announced as Third Finalist for Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean at Iowa State University

September 25th, 2018
Ames, Iowa — Geoffrey Dahl from the University of Florida is the third finalist for the next endowed Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Director of the Iowa Agricultural and Home Economics...

CARD Study Reveals Trade Disruptions Impacts on Iowa's Economy

September 25th, 2018
Ames, Iowa — A new study by researchers at the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University reveals the impacts that current trade disruptions are...

New Director Named for Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University

September 19th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering has been named the new director of the Iowa Nutrient Research Center. Matt Helmers, professor...

Titus Awokuse Second Finalist for Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean at Iowa State University

September 14th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Titus Awokuse from Michigan State University is the second finalist for the next endowed dean of Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and director of the Iowa Agricultural and Home Economics Experiment...

Interim Director Named for Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University

September 11th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — John Crespi, an economics professor at Iowa State University, has been named the interim director of the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD). Crespi became interim...

Iowa State University Economist Advises Cost Containment, and Patience, for Farmers Marketing Crop

September 6th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — As harvest approaches, Chad Hart, associate professor of economics at Iowa State University, urged Iowa farmers to watch their costs and be patient as they face a difficult market for corn...

Wen Named Interim Director for Center for Crops Utilization Research at Iowa State University

September 4th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Zhiyou Wen has been named the interim director of Iowa State University’s Center for Crops Utilization Research. Wen, a professor of food science and human nutrition, has been an Iowa...

Iowa State University Breaks Ground to Modernize Poultry Teaching and Research Facilities

August 31st, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Ground was broken today (Friday, Aug. 31) as the first step in replacing Iowa State University’s aging poultry science facilities, made possible by private funding from Iowa agricultural donors. The new complex will be called the...

Daniel Robison Announced as First Finalist for Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean at Iowa State University

August 31st, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Daniel Robison from West Virginia University is the first finalist for the next endowed dean of Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and director of the Iowa Agricultural and Home Economics Experiment...

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