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College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean Finalists to Visit ISU in September

August 28th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Three finalists have been identified in the search for the next endowed Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Director of the Iowa Agricultural and Home Economics...

Shedding Light on World’s Most Mysterious Book: Iowa State University Lecture Aug. 14

August 2nd, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Clues to the riddle of a centuries-old manuscript known as “the most mysterious book in the world” will be unveiled by a renowned horticulture expert in an Iowa State University lecture on Aug. 14. Jules Janick, the James Troop...

Animal Scientists at Iowa State University Presented National Awards

July 31st, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University animal scientists have been honored with national awards from the American Society of Animal Science. Anna Johnson and Kenneth Stalder, professors in the Department of...

Yanhai Yin Named Chair of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology at Iowa State University

July 18th, 2018
A researcher specializing in plant growth and stress responses has been named chair of the Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology at Iowa State University. Yanhai Yin, a professor of genetics, development and cell biology,...

Iowa State University Research Farms to Host Demonstration Garden Field Days

July 3rd, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Valuable advice for Iowa’s gardeners and information about attracting bees will be presented this summer at Iowa State University Demonstration Garden Field Days...

ISU Survey: Iowa’s Farmland Owners Continue to Age

June 29th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — An Iowa State University study shows that the age of Iowa’s farmland owners continues to rise, with those aged 75 years or older owning a record high 35...

Reports Update Research Results at Iowa State University Research Farms

June 6th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — The results of more than 120 agricultural research trials conducted last year at Iowa State University’s Research and Demonstration Farms are available online and can be downloaded at no...

Staff Changes at Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms

May 30th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Leadership at Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms has changed with the retirement of previous managers. Agricultural specialists Logan Wallace and Brad Evans will co-...

Iowa Leaders Celebrate Fifth Anniversary of the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy

May 29th, 2018
BOONE — The Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy is a science and technology-based framework to assess and reduce nutrient loss from both point sources (such as municipal and industrial wastewater...

Leopold Center at Iowa State University Seeks Nominations for Spencer Award

May 9th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University is seeking nominations by June 16 for its annual Spencer Award for Sustainable Agriculture. “You may apply for the...

Iowa State University Researchers to Study Monarch Butterfly Ecology to Support National Conservation Efforts

May 3rd, 2018
Monarch on a milkweed
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University scientists will advance the understanding of monarch butterfly ecology through a grant funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture...

$5 Million Gift from Land O’Lakes Foundation to Support Students, Faculty and Facilities at Iowa State University

May 1st, 2018
AMES, Iowa — The Land O’Lakes Foundation has made a $5 million commitment to Iowa State University that will improve the quality of an Iowa State...

Federal Investment in Agricultural Research Essential: Iowa State University Part of Effort Telling Stories of Discovery

April 18th, 2018
AMES, Iowa —A new effort to boost federal investment in agricultural research launched today in Washington, D.C., bringing together Iowa State University with 15 other public and private universities. The initiative,...

Iowa State University Nematologist Urges Farmers to Refocus on Soybean Cyst Nematodes

April 16th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Farmers preparing for spring planting would do well to renew their commitment to managing soybean cyst nematodes, according to an Iowa State University plant pathologist. “I’m doing everything I can to convince farmers that we are...

Iowa State University Report Shows Future Promise for Cedar Rapids’ Processing Industries

March 29th, 2018
Report cover
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University, in cooperation with the City of Cedar Rapids, has released a report identifying new, emerging...

New Fungus Species Named in Honor of Iowa State University Scientists

March 16th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — An investigation into a bur oak blight in central Iowa has resulted in three Iowa State University scientists being immortalized through scientific names for the previously unknown disease-causing fungi. Thomas Harrington, a...

Iowa State University Researchers Awarded Grant to Study Pollinator Health

March 13th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — A Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research grant will fund a study including Iowa State University to examine possible impacts on pollinators from strips of prairie planted in crop fields. Lisa Schulte Moore, a professor in the...

Iowa State University Study Finds Return on Investment a Stumbling Block for Widespread Adoption of Cover Crops

March 12th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Despite farmers’ positive perceptions about cover crops and the availability of cost-share programs to incentivize their use, an Iowa State University study shows the return on investment may be the biggest hurdle to overcome for...

Iowa State University Research Finds Wind Farms Positively Impact Crops

March 5th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University researchers have found that wind turbines located in agricultural fields are a plus for the crops growing around them. The overall effects on crops growing in wind farms appear to be positive said Gene Takle,...

Harrison County Project to Combat Weeds Resistant to Herbicides

February 13th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Harrison County is home to a new project focused on combating weed resistance as part of a statewide pest resistance management program led by Iowa State University. A team of local farmers, landowners, agronomists, crop advisers,...

Iowa State University Economists Outline Benefits of Reducing Nitrates

February 13th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — A study conducted by the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University explores the potential economic benefits to drinking water, recreation and health through...

Summary Unveiled on 2017 Egg Research

February 5th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — The Egg Industry Center at Iowa State University has released its first year-in-review research report featuring 22 new, ongoing or completed research projects. The report provides brief...

Search Launched for Next Dean of Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

January 18th, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University has launched the search for the Endowed Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Director of the Iowa Agricultural and Home Economics Experiment Station...

Iowa State University Researchers Look for Avian Influenza in Small Birds and Rodents

January 2nd, 2018
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University research found no evidence that small wild birds and rodents were possible sources of the avian influenza virus that decimated Iowa poultry flocks in 2015. Jim Adelman, an assistant professor in...

Iowa State University Updates Game That Helps Students Learn Land-use Concepts

December 18th, 2017
AMES, Iowa — Students learning to balance agricultural production with environmental impacts have a new resource developed by Iowa State University. An online, educational game called People in Ecosystems Watershed Integration, also known as...

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