Research News Releases

Iowa Swine Day to Discuss Topics of Interest to Pork Producers

June 2nd, 2014
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AMES, Iowa — The pork industry’s response to federal action phasing out some antibiotics used to promote growth in hog production will be discussed June 26 at the third annual Iowa Swine Day at Iowa State University. “Presentations at Iowa Swine...

ISU Agriculture Dean Named to Board of Binational Ag Research Organization

May 30th, 2014
AMES, Iowa — The dean of Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has been named to the board of directors of the U.S.-Israel Binational Agricultural Research and
 Development Fund....

Iowa State University Research Farm Field Days Begin June 5

May 22nd, 2014
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms field days begin June 5 with a demonstration of cover crops at the Horticulture Research Station near here. “There has been a steady increase in the number of growers adopting...

Iowa State Dairy Farm Hosts Sixth Annual Open House

May 21st, 2014
AMES, Iowa — Milk, cheese, ice cream and yogurt are a few of the samples that will be handed out at the Iowa State University Dairy Farm annual open house on Friday, June 6, from 6 - 11 a.m. The sixth annual open house, which is open to the...

ISU to Work on Herbicide Resistance Strategies with USDA Research Grant

May 20th, 2014
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University project on managing herbicide-resistant weeds is one of 12 grants to increase food security and improve food production announced this week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food...

Egg Industry Center Looking to Fund Research

May 15th, 2014
AMES, Iowa — The Egg Industry Center (EIC) is seeking pre-proposals for egg industry-oriented research to fund through its grant award program. “The number of pre-proposals in response to the 2013 call created a highly competitive selection...

Double major - command performance

May 8th, 2014
From SCUBA club treasurer to piano performances to studying swine behavior, Johanna Sholar has been busy. On May 10 Sholar will graduate from Iowa State University with majors in both animal science and music. Juggling club memberships and...

Replanting a campus landmark

May 6th, 2014
By Kayla Greiner Faculty, staff and students help plant trees in the courtyard. On Arbor Day, April 25, agronomy faculty, staff and students planted American Linden trees to restore a historic campus...

Iowa State University Faculty Contribute to National Climate Assessment

May 6th, 2014
AMES, Iowa — The Third National Climate Assessment (NCA3), which communicates climate change science and impacts in the United States, will be released this week with contributions from Iowa State University faculty. Lois Wright Morton,...

Iowa State University Scientist Coauthors Natural Resources Roadmap

May 6th, 2014
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University professor was a key author on a new national report on challenges facing natural resources. Richard Cruse, professor of agronomy and director of the Iowa Water Center at ISU, was lead author on the...

Student chosen as AFA campus ambassador

April 29th, 2014
Adam Striegel, a junior in agricultural and life sciences education, is one of 26 college students from across the nation who was selected to represent Agriculture Future of America. As a campus ambassador he will serve as a liaison between AFA...

Reflecting on George Washington Carver's Legacy

April 22nd, 2014
Students and faculty reflect on how George Washington Carver has inspired them. Although the exact year and date of George Washington Carver's birth is unknown, most historians believe he was born in 1864. That's 150 years worth celebrating....

Iowa Swine Day June 26 to Tackle Topics of Interest to Pork Industry

April 14th, 2014
AMES, Iowa — Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, food safety, animal welfare and biosecurity will be some of the pressing topics covered June 26 at the third annual Iowa Swine Day at Iowa State University. Regional, national and international...

Extension celebrates 100th anniversary

April 11th, 2014
Extension farm management specialist Kelvin Leibold leads a grain marketing session for women. The 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act, the founding legislation of the nationwide Cooperative...

Iowa State University Ranked Among Top Universities in World in Agriculture and Forestry

April 3rd, 2014
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AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University has been ranked fifth in the world among universities in the area of agriculture and forestry by a British organization’s annual university rankings. Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings measures...

Students showcase research at Capitol

April 2nd, 2014
From research on the white-tailed deer population in Iowa to plant drought tolerance to the effects of hospital closings on rural health, 13 undergraduate students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences presented their research to...

Distillers Grains Symposium Set for May 14 and 15

March 25th, 2014
AMES, Iowa — The Distillers Grains Technology Council, based at Iowa State University, will host its annual scientific meeting this May in Irving, Texas. “The symposium will provide the latest...

New Holland Provides Tractors to Iowa State University BioCentury Research Farm

February 19th, 2014
AMES, Iowa — The loan of two tractors by New Holland Agriculture to Iowa State University’s BioCentury Research Farm has provided new options for its biomass research projects. The BioCentury Research Farm combines biomass feedstock production,...

FFA Week Highlights Iowa State Students

February 19th, 2014

The 2013-14 Iowa FFA Association's student officers are all students in the College of Agriculture and LIfe Sciences at Iowa State University. The Collegiate FFA students sponsored a breakfast on Feb. 18 in Kildee Hall to celebrate National FFA...

Iowa State University Researchers Use New Way to Measure Nitrate in Soil

February 19th, 2014
AMES, Iowa — A team of Iowa State University scientists have measured nitrate in soil with a unique infrared sensor system opening the possibility of determining the level of this vital nutrient in real time as fertilizer is being applied to...

Schnable to Lead Iowa State’s Plant Sciences Institute

February 6th, 2014
Ames, Iowa — Patrick Schnable, Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, has been named director of the Plant...

Livestock Production Program for 4-H to be Developed

February 6th, 2014
AMES, Iowa — Youth participating in 4-H are the focus of a new Iowa State University livestock education program. Amy Powell was recently hired to help develop an online curriculum to teach...

Winning a Super Bowl XLVIII Internship

January 31st, 2014
Super Bowl XLVIII is one Josh Lenz will remember for life. Lenz, an Iowa State University senior in horticulture, was selected to participate as an intern in Toro's Super Bowl Sports Turf Training Program. The Ames native packed his winter...

North Central Aquaculture Conference Integrates Research with Real-world Experiences

January 29th, 2014
AMES, Iowa — The 2014 North Central Aquaculture Conference will be held Feb. 22-23 in Toledo, Ohio. The conference is presented by the North Central Regional Aquaculture Center (NCRAC) and the Aquaculture Associations of Indiana, Michigan and Ohio...

Project Seeks Cropping Systems that Profit Farmers, Provide Food and Fuel and Scrub Carbon Out of the Air

January 27th, 2014
AMES, Iowa — Cropping systems that are profitable for farmers and balance societal needs for food, feed, fuel, energy and clean air and water are the focus and challenge of Iowa State University’s Landscape Biomass Project. “My dad always said...

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